Turn your passion for hospitality into a rewarding career and get qualified for senior management positions in the industry with the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316 from Victoria University.
You’ll learn and apply your skills in our fully equipped hospitality training centre under the guidance of passionate industry experts. You will develop advanced skills in hospitality operations and leadership, including:
- human resource management
- financial management
- marketing strategies
- business planning.
During your course you will have access to leading industry standard software, including Opera Property used in many leading hotels throughout Australia. You will learn the skills to use the system and manage hotel front office operations, including creating reservations, managing accounts and check out.
You will also gain essential skills in restaurant operations systems such as Micros POS.
Important information about elective unit: SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
Students will be expected to follow standard recipes to prepare meat dishes using each of the following meat items: beef, game (kangaroo, venison, specialty meats), lamb, pork, veal and offal (kidney, liver). Students will be unable to successfully complete unit 'SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes' without meeting this requirement.
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 University 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:
- Delaware North
- Sebastian Restaurant and Bar
- Lucas Restaurants
- Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
- Riverland Group.
This course is delivered through Victoria University Polytechnic’s award-winning interactive e-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:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
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.
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School for the Visitor Economy
This course is part of VU's School for the Visitor Economy – a new cross-university school providing qualified graduates to Victoria's rapidly expanding tourism and hospitality sectors.
Careers in hospitality
After graduating, you could find employment in the following positions:
- area manager or operations manager
- café owner or manager
- club secretary or manager
- food and beverage manager
- motel owner or manager
- rooms division manager.
Check the government job-date site, Labour Market Insights, for information on employment and salaries for management and other roles in the hospitality sector.
The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.
To be awarded SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, a student must successfully complete a total of thirty-three (33) units of competency, comprising of:
- sixteen (16) core units, and;
- seventeen (17) elective units, consisting of:
- one (1) unit from Group A;
- one (1) unit from Group B;
- nine (9) units from Group C;
- six (6) units from Group C, elsewhere in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.
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.
Admission & pathways
Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below.
Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.
Completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent. The Polytechnic use the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to measure the language proficiency of people who want to study with us. As part of this test, applicants must attain a minimum IELTS (academic module) of 5.5 or equivalent.
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.
If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.
You will be guaranteed entry only.
You will be guaranteed entry only.
Find out more about pathways and credits.
Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.
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.