Diploma of Hospitality Management

Ashton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091061M

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

Target market

The target market for this course is international students who hold an appropriate visa and wish to undertake this course in order to access employment as a chef de cuisine, kitchen manager, restaurant manager or sous chef in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, and/or cafes. Students may also wish to undertake the course to access further study opportunities.

Course Structure

Students must successfully complete a total of 28 units of competency to achieve the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management. This comprises 13 core units and 15 elective units.

Pathways / Further Study

Training Pathway

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto:

  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or
  • Higher Education qualification in management

Employment Pathway

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. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Possible job titles include:

  • banquet or function manager
  • bar manager
  • café manager
  • chef de cuisine
  • chef patisserie
  • club manager
  • executive housekeeper
  • front office manager
  • gaming manager
  • kitchen manager
  • motel manager
  • restaurant manager
  • sous chef
  • unit manager catering operations.

Career Opportunities

Chef de Cuisine, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Manager, Sous Chef

The duration for this course is 14 weeks for students who have successfully completed Certificate III and IV in Commercial Cookery.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,000 (Full Fee); 2,200 (14 Weeks); Application Fee (non-refundable):...
Read more19,000 (Full Fee); 2,200 (14 Weeks); Application Fee (non-refundable): 250; Material Fee: 750 (Full Course) 200 (14 Weeks)
Monthly 72 weeks
Full time
Ashton College
Footscray Main Campus
213 Nicholson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Students must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement. Students must secure an appropriate visa that allows them to study in an Australian Registered Training Organisation prior to course commencement.

Academic entry requirements

To gain admission into this course, students must have successfully completed year 11 or secondary studies in their home country equivalent to Australian Year 11.

English Language Entry Requirements

International Students applying for this qualification must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Department of Home Affairs. TOEFL internet-based test: 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): 162; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 42; Occupational English Test: B for each test component.


Ashton College
Footscray Main Campus
213 Nicholson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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