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Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
1 year
Fees: 
2018: A$5,790 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Gain the knowledge and training required to become a skilled manager in the hospitality industry with a Diploma of Hospitality Management at Victoria University 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
  • safety
  • business marketing.

You’ll learn and apply your skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre under the guidance of passionate industry experts.

Please note: next course commences on 16 July 2018.

You will gain hands-on experience working with industry-standard equipment in the Footscray Nicholson hospitality training centre.

This simulated work environment includes:

  • four commercial kitchens with individual stainless steel workstations
  • two demonstration kitchens
  • a training bar
  • an award-winning 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.

This course is delivered through Victoria Polytechnic’s award-winning blended learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities.

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:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

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Hospitality students learn and apply their skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre under the guidance of industry experts.

Leading research

VU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management research is among the world’s best, ranked #35 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.

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.

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 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 the 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

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

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

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.

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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.