Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
SIT50416
Duration:
1 year
Intake:
2018: February and July
CRICOS:
095617C
Fees:
2018: A$5,790 per semester

This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and training required to become a skilled manager in the hospitality industry.

Gain practical skills tailored to working in restaurants, cafes, hotels and other hospitality areas, including:

  • staff management
  • strategic business operations
  • food and beverage service 
  • safety
  • business marketing.

You'll learn and apply your skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre and in the workplace. Select students have the chance to take part in practical placements at the Lancemore Group’s Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park.

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Careers

  • Banquet or function manager
  • Bar manager
  • Café manager
  • Club manager
  • Front office manager
  • Motel manager
  • Restaurant manager

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course objectives

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.

Course structure

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.

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.

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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • International: IELTS: Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • 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

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

Direct online applicationFind an education agent

If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.