Diploma of Hospitality Management (National Code SIT50422/CRICOS Code 110944C)


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

This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds and must hold a valid student visa.

Qualification Rules

Students need to complete 28 units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the SIT Training Package Qualifications Rules, which require:

  • 11 core units plus
  • 17 elective units

It is expected that each student will complete a pathway of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30821 and Certificate IV in Kitchen Management SIT40521 prior to commencing this qualification. This will allow the student to be granted credit transfer for up to 22 units of competency. Under this arrangement the 6 units offered by AAIC to gain this qualification are listed as below:

Please note: All the elective units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with industry partners and they have been identified to provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry. The full list of units can be found within SIT Training Package and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by AAIC are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name Core / Elective
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Core
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences Core
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets Core
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law Core
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 26-week period. This will consist of scheduled 20 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 20 weeks (400 hours) allowing for 6 weeks of break. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through class room based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the student either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Role plays
  • Supervised Assessments

Employment Pathway

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. 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 multiskilling and for acquiring targeted skills in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification may include:

  • Concert and Event Organiser
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Motel Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef Patissier
  • Restaurant Manager

(AAIC does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Pathways for further studies

After achieving the SIT50422 – Diploma of Hospitality, students may choose to undertake SIT60322 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or other relevant qualifications.

International Student’s Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
  • Completed Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30821 and Certificate IV in Kitchen Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent in PTE, TOEFL, OET and Cambridge English.


AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Delivery mode: 

Classroom based


Tuition Fee $6000
One time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books & Material Fees $0
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $ 550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $ 5000 per Annum Approximately

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50422)
2024 session

8/1/2024 7/7/2024
22/1/2024 21/7/2024
12/2/2024 11/8/2024
18/3/2024 15/9/2024
8/4/2024 6/10/2024
13/5/2024 10/11/2024
17/6/2024 15/12/2024
8/7/2024 5/1/2025
12/8/2024 9/2/2025
16/9/2024 16/3/2025
7/10/2024 6/4/2025
11/11/2024 11/5/2025
16/12/2024 15/6/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 18/12/2023 to 31/12/2023;
2024: 18/3/2024 to 7/4/2024; 17/6/2024 to 7/7/2024; 16/9/2024 to 6/10/2024; 16/12/2024 to 5/1/2025
2025: 17/3/2025 to 6/4/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter