SIT60322 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

CRICOS Course Code: 110562F

Course Information

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector and for a diversity of employers including restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for acquiring targeted skills in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Entry Requirements

Academic: Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

English (International Students):

IELTS 5.5 or higher with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band OR equivalent TOEFL , PTE or EAP

Age: Must be 18 years of age on commencement

Fees Structure

Application Fee: AU$$250 (Non-refundable)
Course Fee:  AU$24,000
Resource Fee:  AU$500

***All students must have their own laptop and software.



Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer (CT) and/or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) at application if you have previously studied at another Registered Training Organisation in Australia and have successfully achieved competency. Evidence of study must be submitted at the application to Contempo College.

Aims & Outcomes

This course is aimed at

  • Equipping students with advanced skills and knowledge to work and operate in the hospitality industry in a managerial role
  • Equipping students with a range of competencies covering broad operational areas in a hospitality environment
  • Upskilling existing hospitality workers
  • Providing a pathway to higher education qualifications and learning

Assessment Methods

The amount of assessment hours required for this qualification is broken down into the course delivery modes/methods below. The number of hours allocated for summative assessments activities are detailed as follows:

  • 320 hours of supervised assessment activities such as demonstrations, practicals, written assessments, exams/tests, case studies, projects, role play, and project presentations including assessments, roleplays, presentations, demonstration, and projects/assignments (min 4 hours pw x 80 weeks) – (4 hours out of 20 scheduled hours)
  • 240 hours of unsupervised practice, research, writing, preparation of presentations etc., and unit specific tasks including preparation of workplace-based assessment activities and submission documents (3 hours pw x 80 weeks). 

The total Amount of Assessment for this qualification is therefore: 560 Hours:

Note: The amount of assessment for students with credits (e.g., progressing students) would vary. The amount of assessment for students with approved credits will, therefore, be proportionate to the total number of weeks/durations allocated as part to their enrolments. For example, amount of assessment for students progressing from SIT40521 with all applicable credits will be based on two terms equivalent (without the work placement requirement).

Academic Pathways

Suggested pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Completion of a certificate level qualification within the SIT training package.

Pathways from the qualification:

After achieving SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, individuals could progress to higher education qualifications in management.

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face: Classroom and kitchen-based commercial cookery environment.

No other modes offered. Student must attend minimum 20 hours per week.

Learning Environment

Delivered in a face-to-face mode in a classroom environment supported by a purpose-built on-campus training kitchen. All students will have access a purpose-built training kitchen facility. Where needed, a simulated environment will be created in classroom and kitchen to resemble real-life work practices, activities, and challenges; and to prepare the students to effectively transition to work after completion.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a period of two (2) years. The course duration is:

  • 104 Weeks of Course duration consisting of:
    • 80 Weeks of scheduled study/tuition (8 terms of 10 weeks each)
    • 24 Weeks of scheduled breaks/holidays (including pre-training and completion activities)

Contempo Students Progressing from SIT50422

The course duration will be one (1) year (with credits applied)

  • 52 Weeks of Course duration consisting of:
    • 40 Weeks of scheduled study/tuition (4 terms of 10 weeks each)
    • 12 Weeks of scheduled breaks/holidays (including pre-training and completion activities)


1. A minimum of 20 contact hours per week of study/tuition have been scheduled by Contempo College – to ensure students meet their student study visa conditions
2. The course duration may vary for students who have been granted credits or RPL towards this course (e.g., students having completed any units in a previous course/qualification).

Course Structure and Unit of Competency

To attain SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management 33 units must be achieved:

14 core units; and
19 elective units

Direct Entry Students:

Students entering this qualification directly will need to complete ALL the thirty-three (33) units below.

Core Units


Manage finances within a budget


Lead and manage people


Monitor work operations


Develop and manage quality customer service practices


Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law


Establish and conduct business relationships


Recruit, select and induct staff


Monitor staff performance

Elective Units 


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Participate in safe food handling practices


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


Plan cooking operations


Manage conflict


Roster staff


Enhance customer service experience


Lead diversity and inclusion

Contempo Progressing Students:

Contempo students progressing from SIT50422 (fully completed with the above 16 units attained) will need to complete the following 17 units in this course.



Core Units


Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks


Package prepared foodstuffs*


Prepare and serve cheese


Produce and serve food for buffets*


Lead diversity and inclusion


Enhance customer service experiences

Elective Unit 


Make presentations


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


Manage business operational plans


Manage business risk


Design and produce business documents


Design and produce complex spreadsheets


Manage meetings


Assess marketing opportunities


Manage innovation and continuous improvement


Write complex documents


Source and use information on the hospitality industry

* These units have a pre-requisite. Pre-requisites must be scheduled and completed prior to undertaking these units.


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