Gain the knowledge and training required to become a skilled manager in the hospitality industry with a Diploma of Hospitality Management at Victoria Polytechnic.
You will gain practical skills tailored to working in restaurants, cafes, hotels and other hospitality areas.
Areas of study include:
- staff management
- strategic business operations
- food and beverage service
- business marketing.
You’ll learn and apply your skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre under the guidance of passionate industry experts.
As a hospitality student, you will gain hands-on experience working with modern industry-standard equipment in the Footscray Nicholson hospitality training centre.
This simulated work environment on campus includes:
- multimedia labs
- training bar
- an award-winning 150-seat training restaurant, VenU.
Victoria Polytechnic is connected with the hospitality industry through a range of partnerships. Select students from this course have the opportunity to engage in a practical placement at:
- the Lancemore Group’s Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
- Crown Melbourne
- TFE Hotels
- Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens.
VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.
Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses, including Footscray Nicholson.
We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.
Our programs include:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
Need some advice?
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Already a VU student?
To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.
Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.
Hospitality students learn and apply their skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre under the guidance of industry experts.
Careers in hospitality
Employment for management and other roles in the hospitality sector is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. After graduating, you could find employment in the following positions:
- banquet or function manager
- bar manager
- café manager
- club manager
- front office manager
- motel manager
- restaurant manager.
To be awarded SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-eight (28) units of competency, comprising of:
- thirteen (13) core units, and;
- fifteen (15) elective units, consisting of:
- one (1) unit from Group A;
- one (1) unit from Group B;
- eight (8) units from Group C, and;
- five (5) units from Group C, elsewhere in SIT Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification, as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type: VET
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
- Other: Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs. For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check. Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means you will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course. The following is a suggested site you could visit to obtain this check: • Police record check - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply for this course
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:
You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).
Direct applications due 28 February 2018.Apply direct to VU
Use our Admissions centre to
- Save incomplete applications to finish later
- Submit applications for one or more courses
- Track the progress of your applications
- Upload any additional information we request
After you apply
- It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered