Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Duration: 108 Weeks
FEES- Tuition: $18,500 Materials: $1,250 Application: $250

Course Description
This course, as described in the Hospitality and Tourism Training Package 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 in a variety of commercial cookery and kitchen operations business applications. The skills and knowledge that will be provided to students will help them to operate with significant autonomy and enable them to make strategic business management decisions.

As taught at Australian College of Trade the course concentrates on providing students with exposure to the requirements of managing a multi-faceted hospitality operation that provides clients with quality food production and couple this with quality food and beverage service within an efficient and profitable hospitality organisation. Students will be exposed to the knowledge and skills required in the hospitality industry, from concepts such as preparing and cooking food or serving food and beverages through to specialised and complex management decision making. There are two outcomes offered:

  • Commercial cookery and kitchen operations careers
  • Food and Beverage, or front of house careers

The unique nature of our college is that it is fully embedded within the Thornbury Theatre, a fact that provides our students with experience of industry realistic events and functions. This beautiful and stately venue has been home to entertainment and private events for close to 100 years and is an iconic building in Melbourne’s inner Northern region. This exposes our students to the many and varied events that are held each week within the Theatre utilising the commercial kitchens which supply catering solutions and the two large auditoria that have a capacity to supply food and beverages to up to 700 patrons at any one time. When required, students will be given work at Thornbury Theatre events, providing them with the opportunity to gain this real life aspect to their training and assessment of this course.

Course Entry Requirements
This qualification is available to international applicants who are:

  • 18 years of age and older, and
  • Have achieved a satisfactory result for the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher and
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language competency at IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent or above (exemptions listed following Course Structure)

Academic Pathways
It is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, or gain industry experience prior to entering SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. However, this is not mandatory.

After achieving SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality, individuals could progress to higher education qualifications in management.

Career Opportunities
There is scope for individuals that complete this course to gain skills that are aligned with job/s such as:

Possible job titles include:

  • area manager or operations manager
  • cafe owner or manager
  • executive chef
  • executive sous chef
  • head chef
  • area manager or operations manager
  • club secretary or manager
  • food and beverage manager
  • motel owner or manager

Course Structure
This course is delivered as face to face training in the following locations:

Classrooms and within the practical training kitchens and/or function auditoria located at our Thornbury campus. It also includes work based training that is conducted during

events at the Thornbury Theatre and/or at approved commercial kitchens and hospitality businesses.

To achieve competency for the course a student must satisfactorily complete 33 units of competency. The units in the course as taught at the Australian College of Trade comprise of:

  • 16 core units
  • 17 elective units

Core units
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
SITXCCS008 Develop & Manage quality customer service practices
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXFIN005 Manage physical assets
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies
SITXWHS004 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system

Elective units
(Commercial Cookery Outcome)
SITXFSA001   Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002   Participate in safe food handling practices
HLAFAID003 First Aid
SITHCCC005 Prepare Dishes Using Basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006  Produce appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Produce stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012 Produce poultry dishes
SITHCCC013 Produce seafood dishes
SITHCCC014 Produce meat dishes
SITHCCC015 Prepare and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC018 Prepare foods to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP004 Develop Menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005  Coordinate Cooking Operations
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts

Elective units
(Front of House outcome)
HLTAID003     Provide first aid
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007   Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage
SITXHRM002 Roster staff
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

*International Students, please note:
If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English Test score:

  • you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

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