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Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management – SIT60316

Become a senior highly skilled manager in hospitality

Study Mode – In-person on campus

Cost – Please contact Emerald College

Duration – 104 weeks (80 study weeks & 24 weeks holiday)


Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age

No other formal qualifications for domestic students.

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Those who do not meet the minimum English requirement will need to successfully complete an English program leading to a level of equivalent to the aforementioned English test scores.

Who should apply?

If you are looking to gain the specialised knowledge required to become a high-level manager within the hospitality, gaming, or accommodation industry, then the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management is perfect for you.


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The course at a glance

The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management will provide you with all the specialised knowledge required to work as a high-level manager within the hospitality industry. This advanced 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 course will cover all required high-level management skills that you will require to work in applicable management hospitality roles across the accommodation, cookery, food and beverage, and gaming ind. The skills you can expect to learn will include finance, budgeting, developing business plans, marketing strategy, as well as monitoring and improving staff performances.

Completion of this course will provide a pathway into the hospitality sector as a senior manager within the accommodation or hospitality industry. You can expect to be employed by a diverse range of employers from restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.


Course outline for the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

The course contains both compulsory, otherwise known as core subjects, as well as elective subjects, and practical work experience.


Successful completion of the certificate requires:

Total number of completed units – 33

Completion of Core Units – 16

Completion of Elective Units – 17

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below will be delivered for this qualification. The code and title of each unit is provided as well as an indication of unit type.

Code Title Type
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBFIM601 Manage finances Core
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Core
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan Core
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Core
SITXFIN005 Manage physical assets Core
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff Core
SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies Core
SITXWHS004 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Elective
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Elective
SITHKOP005 Co-ordinate cooking operations Elective
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Elective
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Elective
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Elective
SITHCCC007 Prepare stock, sauces and soups Elective
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes Elective
SITHCCC012 Prepare Poultry dishes Elective
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Elective
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Elective
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Elective
SITHCCC019 Produce cake, pastries and breads Elective
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Elective
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Elective
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Elective
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Elective


The Delivery and Assessment Methods

Face to face classroom theory and practical sessions

Emerald College uses face-to-face classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching. These lessons are:

  • Facilitator led
  • Interactive, participative, and collaborative group sessions
  • Using textbooks and group work
  • Using video and other supplementary teaching resources for variety
  • The Internet is used as reference which students will access

Self-Study learning and reinforcement between classroom sessions

Students are expected to study each unit of competency, and for up to 20 hours per week prior to and during the unit of competency to assist in reinforcing the learning and to prepare for future classroom sessions.

The self-study learning time could involve:

  • Revision of terminology introduced in recent classes
  • Completion of readings and activities in the relevant textbooks

Assessment methods

Students undertaking the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management will be assessed using several different methods. The assessments must all be completed to achieve the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. Students who only partially complete assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Written assessment/examinations
  • Practical observations
  • Portfolios
  • Work samples
  • Presentations
  • Feedback from third-parties


Outcomes for the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Students must obtain a competent result for each of the assessment items and subjects undertaken in the course to achieve the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Emerald College will issue the Certification within 30 days of students being deemed competent in all courses they are enrolled in. Students who do not meet the requirements of all 33 units of competency, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

Employment and Career Opportunities

The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management provides a pathway and skills required for you to work in any hospitality industry sector as a high-level manager or own a business.

  • Area manager or operations manager
  • Café owner or manager
  • Club secretary or manager
  • Executive chef
  • Executive housekeeper
  • Executive sous chef
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Head chef
  • Motel owner or manager
  • Rooms division manager

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that enables our applicants to gain recognition of skills and knowledge regardless of how they were achieved. RPL can include previous formal education, life experience, employment experience and personal interests.

To grant RPL, we must be confident that your experience matches up against the units of competence within the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. Evidence of RPL can include previous education certificates, references from a past employer, work samples, as well as testimonials from your clients.

Further information and enquiries about RPL is available on request from Emerald College.

Educational and Support Service

All learners/students at Emerald College are provided both direct and referral support regarding their educational and support needs including students’ well-being. Refer to “Student Support Policy and Procedure”.

Our administration and teaching team is available to answer any relevant questions or concerns our students, future students and applicants may have.

Please contact us and submit your question online or call our administration team on (07) 3124 6266. For any afterhours queries, please call on (04) 1124 0159.

How to Apply

You can apply to study the SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management at Emerald College by submitting our contact form, and we will be in touch with you about all the relevant information that we require.

So what are you waiting for? Study the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management in Brisbane today.