Course details

CRICOS course code: 091048G

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Prepare to become a leader in the hospitality industry with a Diploma of Hospitality. Study in Melbourne.

Course Details

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 the industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

Career Prospects

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • Cafe manager
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Club manager
  • Kitchen manager
  • Motel manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Unit catering manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Unit Manager (catering operations)

Training & Assessment

Classroom Training

Training is delivered ‘face to face’ by qualified trainers and students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to the learning needs. Learning methods will vary and can include case study scenarios, field trips, ‘hands-on’ practical classes, role-play techniques, discussions, presentations and assignments.


Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods and may include the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small or large group tasks, oral presentations, problem-solving tasks, case studies and discussions. Broadly classroom assessments have two or three assessment tasks for each unit of competency or module. As a general rule for major assessments, students are provided with task assessment instructions including the date the task is due for completion.

Employment Pathways

After achieving SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management, graduates may undertake further study in:

  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition Fee: 18,900; Materials Fee: 950; Administration Fees: 200 16 Jan 2023
10 Apr 2023
03 Jul 2023
78 weeks
Read more78 weeks (including 18 weeks holidays)

Full time
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Level 9, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or;
  • satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or;
  • completion of secondary studies equivalent or higher to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English-speaking country or;
  • completion of MCIE English Placement Test with an overall score of 6 or above;
  • other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into MCIE VET courses.

Other entry requirements include:

Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 12 of education

Regulatory: A current and valid passport, A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course

Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement

Special Considerations: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 12 qualification or equivalent plus IELTS results.


The unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite of many of the units of this qualification. Delivery of this unit is completed in the first stages of the course.


Melbourne City Institute of Education
Level 9, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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