Diploma of Hospitality Management

Dolph Business School

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101070

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


DOLPH BUSINESS SCHOOL (DBS) welcomes you to embark on a practical learning experience through the development of culinary skills of Commercial Cookery. Every student is supported throughout the journey of the duration of the course, to acquire the skills of commercial cookery by satisfying the competency requirements of each unit of study. DBS offers a good learning environment, friendly and professional trainers, and a campus that is close to public transport for easy access.
This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Work Based Training
Students are required to complete a minimum of 48 food service periods of 4 hours each in a commercial kitchen to meet the qualification requirements of SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Please note that Students who have completed SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at DBS with 48 service periods of 4 hours in commercial kitchen, having pathway leading to Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, will only have to Complete the remaining 12 service periods of 4 hours each while completing SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. This could be also undertaken in a simulated environment that satisfies the competency requirements.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides pathway to work in 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:
• banquet or function manager
• bar manager
• café manager
• chef de cuisine
• chef pâtissier
• club manager
• executive housekeeper
• front office manager
• gaming manager
• kitchen manager
• motel manager
• restaurant manager
• sous chef
• unit manager catering operations

University Pathways

Students who successfully qualify in SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management will be able to enrol into further studies in Advanced Diploma level or Undergraduate programs and could be eligible for credit exemptions.


Teaching is conducted in the classroom as well as in the commercial kitchen settings when required to simulate real work environment. The delivery will include face to face teaching, lectures, discussions, research, learning activities, group work, and supervised practical sessions. Students undertaking this course will have access to Student learning resources, learner instructions and guidelines, Commercial Training Kitchen, access to commercial restaurants for their Work Based Training Program.
Assessments comprise of:
• Demonstrations
• Written Questions Answers
• Case Studies
• Projects

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Entire course fee (26 weeks): 3,500; Application Fee (Non-Refundable):...
Read moreEntire course fee (26 weeks): 3,500; Application Fee (Non-Refundable): 200; Materials Fee: 300
03 Apr 2023
15 May 2023
78 weeks
Full time
Dolph Business School
946 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3073

Entry criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or over at the time of commencement of the course.
  • Completed Year 12 (Australian) or equivalent.
  • International students must meet Student Visa requirements and provide evidence of English language proficiency with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or study minimum of 6 weeks of upper intermediate level ELICOS at approved education providers.
  • Prospective international students seeking enrolment for VET courses at Dolph Business School (DBS) will have to complete a placement test to assess their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. This allows DBS trainers and assessors to assess student’s capability to pursue the qualifications enrolled, and then support and assist students who may need extra attention at the time of enrolment or throughout their period of study. DBS may also recommend students to enrol into an English course for a required period if needed at any other school that provides English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs.


Dolph Business School
946 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3073
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