Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Duration (incl. holidays) 48 weeks
Teaching Duration33 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code084004A
National CodeSIT60313
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Satisfactory completion of the Certificates III & IV in Hospitality, or the Certificates III & IV in Commercial Cookery, or the Certificates III & IV in Patisserie.
    • Indian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi students need satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent at 60% in the top 4 subjects (excluding native language) for all courses (ie Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree) If student has needed to re-sit for their exam provide all exam results.*Not accepting Punjab State Board or Haryana State Board HS results only – need to present a Central Board result exam or a higher qualification.

    Course Notes

    • Students may wish to undertake the Restaurant Management Package consisting of the
      • Certificate III in Hospitality
      • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
      • Either the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or the Certificate IV in Hospitality
      • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
      This package includes study of food preparation, hospitality management, front of house, budget, menu and kitchen planning, staff management and financial and business planning and management. The package equips graduates to effectively start, plan and manage restaurants, food or hospitality businesses, having gained knowledge and skills of all key areas of the business. Graduates of the Restaurant Management Program will have a competitive advantage in gaining detailed knowledge and practical skills across both commercial cookery and hospitality.

      Students selecting the Commercial Cookery stream with the addition of the Certificate III in Hospitality will be charged $ 40,000. Students selecting the Hospitality stream with the addition of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will be charged $38,000. Both variations of the Restaurant Management Package are 2.5 years or 5 semesters in length. Students adding the Certificate III in Hospitality to the Commercial Cookery stream may complete earlier due to the shorter duration of the work placement. Typically students will complete the two Certificate III courses and then progress to the Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Courses in general operations enable students to learn specialist skills in silver service, food and wine, and set the foundation for working in a hotel, restaurant, cafe, banqueting or catering environment. More advanced studies enable students to develop competencies such as marketing, finance and human resource management, initially preparing for employment in a team leader/supervisor role, and later in a variety of management roles.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
    This qualification reflects the role of individuals operating at a senior level who use substantial industry knowledge and wide-ranging, specialised managerial skills. They operate independently, take responsibility for others and make a range of strategic business decisions. 16 core units plus 17 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) at the University of South Australia

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

    Credit Transfer

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship36 points 18 months Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)36 points 12 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $4000-
    Semester 2AUD $4000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $8000-
    Total Course CostAUD $8000

    * Students will be required to purchase additional learning materials. The total package costs of Certificate III, IV and Advanced Diploma in Hospitality is $26000. The total package costs of Certificate III & IV in Commercial Cookery and the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality is $32000. The total package costs of Certificate III & IV in Patisserie and the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality is $32500.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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