SIT60316 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

CRICOS Course Code: 107910F

Course Outline

Individuals well suited for our Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management are those looking to pursue a career that will utilize a broad range of hospitality skills, combined with specialized managerial skills and substantial knowledge of industry to coordinate and monitor hospitality operations. Students in this field will operate with a high level of autonomy and will be responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic business management decisions.

Our Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management qualification provides students with a clear pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector and for a diverse range of employers including restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Students completing this course will achieve the skills and framework required for multiskilling and for specialization in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage gaming.


Due to the nature of this course and the flexible electives available for students, we can ensure that you are working towards your goals in their chosen industry by allowing for specialized learning activities, catered towards your own preferences and career goals.

More information is available via the My Skills Website:

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • Students must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Students must have completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12 or higher qualification.
  • Students must participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test
    • Successful completion of an English course with exit level equivalent to IELTS overall 5.5 from one of our English Pathway Partners

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Entry Restrictions

Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.

The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management is offered over 24 months, equating to 104 weeks, including 24 weeks holidays. This will be split into eight 10-week terms. You will receive an orientation from your trainer within one week of your enrolment.

Code Title Core or Elective
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBFIM601 Manage finances Core
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Core
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan Core
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Core
SITXFIN005 Manage physical assets Core
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff Core
SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies Core
SITXWHS004 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Elective
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations Elective
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information Elective
SITXCCS004 Provide lost and found services Elective
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Elective
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Elective
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Elective
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes* Elective
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes* Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective
SITXMPR001 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials Elective
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Elective

Note: Students who have completed the units in bold will receive credit transfer and will complete all other units in 2 terms as per our schedule for these students.

Total 64 hours work placement is required.

ABM will ensure students have access to a range of resources as required in the units and training package however students will be required to have access to their own computers (including software programs such as Microsoft Office), printers, internet facilities, and stationery resources. Students will also be required to bring their own device to each session ensuring it has connectivity to the internet.

Assessment is competency based. Students are required to complete written and practical tasks, which reflect the requirements of the units of competency and current workplace practices. Assessment is continuous throughout the duration of the course. Completed and submitted work will be assessed within ten (10) working days and feedback provided to the student as soon as possible thereafter.

Where the student’s work is assessed to be not yet satisfactory, he/she will be provided with additional advice, coaching or tutoring and the opportunity to re-submit the work with a view to having it assessed as satisfactory.

Feedback and information regarding the student’s competency, progress and study will be provided by the facilitator on a regular and ongoing basis. Ongoing support is also available to all learners and will be provided as soon as a need is identified.

Total number of units of competency (subjects) required to receive this qualification is 33, comprising of 16 core units and 17 elective units. These are listed under Course Structure.

The majority of components for this course, delivery and assessment, will be delivered during the course however learners are required to continue their study off site to ensure they gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic within each unit of competency.

Students are expected to spend 30 hours per unit, studying off site.

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed competencies will be issued, by ABM, a nationally recognised award for the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. ABM will issue the Certification within 30 days of the student being deemed competent in all units they are enrolled in. Students, who do not complete the required 33 units of competency to achieve the Advanced Diploma, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

To maximise the chance of students successfully completing their training, ABM will identify any support individual students need prior to their enrolment and provide access to that support throughout their training. This will be done using both the Enrolment Form, and a Pre-Enrolment Form, that students are required to fill in.

The aim of both documents is to provide any support that may be required. This could include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Additional Tutorials, and / or
  • Other mechanisms, such as assistance in using technology for online delivery components.

Where this support attracts an additional cost to the student, ABM will make this clear prior to accepting the student’s enrolment. If there are limitations to the support ABM is able to provide, these limitations will be made clear in information provided to a potential student.

Where ABM identifies required support, such as literacy or numeracy, English or other language barriers or physical capabilities, and it cannot provide such support directly, it will refer the student to a third party. The costs of such third-party support will the responsibility of the individual.

Where ABM is not capable of offering an environment suitable for the needs of a student with specific identified needs, it will inform them accordingly and may direct the student to a provider that can, and thus will not process their enrolment.

Total Course Fee AUD$25,450 comprising
Enrolment Fee AUD$250.00 (non-refundable)
Student Resources
textbooks and printed notes
Tuition Fees AUD$24,000.00

Payment schedule

On enrolment: Applicants are required to pay $250 non-refundable enrolment fee + $1,200 resource + $1,000 tuition fee = Total $2,450.

During the course: 23 subsequent payments of $1,000 will be made at monthly intervals.

Area manager or operations manager
Executive chef

It is important that you inform and advise ABM, prior to enrolment, about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education, to ensure they can provide you with the appropriate structure and support during the course.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit transfer is available for completed past studies in areas related to the qualification that participants plan to enrol in. Participants are advised of the process of applying for credit transfer and assisted by the Trainer / Assessor to apply.

Candidates who believe they have already obtained current skills and knowledge that would otherwise be covered in the qualification / unit of competence for which they intend to attain, but have no formal prior learning, should apply for RPL at the time of enrolment. The candidate’s skills and knowledge will be assessed and validated, and where appropriate, units of competency acknowledged, and face-to-face training reduced.

The recognition of prior learning procedure will be made known to you at the time of enrolment. If you can demonstrate competency through provision of sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence of work experience, life skills, and study or via other evidence, then you may be granted RPL for that unit of competency.

Potential employment options are in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. See also possible job title roles indicated in the qualification description.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Higher Education qualifications.

Additional Information

Please read the Student Handbook prior to enrolment as this contains valuable information about ABM. For further information, please contact ABM by sending an email to or call us on +61 (02) 9160 4507.