Diploma of Hospitality Management

National Code: SIT50416
TAFE SA Code: TP01022


Give your hospitality career a boost with a Diploma of Hospitality Management. Consolidate your skills and learn more about people management, leadership, finances and budgeting, customer service programs, and effective business relationships. Become a venue manager, lead a functions team, or run a catering business with this comprehensive course, and you can tailor your studies to match your own interests and career ambitions. Study at Whyalla or at our flagship college, the Regency International Centre, a specially-designed world-class hospitality training facility right here in Adelaide. Qualified hospitality professionals are always in-demand, so take your next career step with TAFE SA.

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18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Hotel Manager

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Entry Recommendations
This course is recommended for those wanting to work in hospitality management and allows students to multi-skill and specialise in hospitality, cookery or patisserie. You will need strong skills in Office 365 and computing.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through a blend of on-campus and online classes with most classes face to face. You will need to attend online and on-campus classes to successfully complete this course. You will need to complete a number of practical assessments in a TAFE SA restaurant on-campus. This will depend on at which campus you are studying. Full time students have on-campus classes 2 to 5 days a week from 9.00 to 5.30pm. Full time students can complete the course in 4 to 6 months depending on at which campus they are studying. You are required to complete a vocational placement.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend you have good communication, interpersonal and numeracy skills. A focus on customer service and the ability to engage with people from all backgrounds is needed. Hospitality skills are practical and include working with food, alcohol and making alcoholic beverages. This course focuses on practical industry skills and knowledge to be a hospitality manager.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • uniform and name badge, $40.00
  • white long sleeved business shirt
  • black pants or skirt
  • black bib apron with a pocket
  • waiter's friend bottle opener.

Vocational Placements
You will need to complete a vocational placement of up to 300 hours in an industry specific setting to successfully complete this course.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
$2,380 - $2,638
$7,140 - $7,914
$1,780 - $1,973
$5,340 - $5,919
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training requires applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee
$4,600 - $5,098
$13,800 - $15,295

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Career opportunities include assistant manager, banquet or function manager, chef de cuisine, chef patissier, kitchen manager, motel manager, restaurant manager, sous chef, unit manager (catering operations).

    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

    Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416)
    This qualification is for individuals who wish to use a sound knowledge of industry operations, and a broad range of managerial skills, to develop and manage hospitality operations. They will learn the skills to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 15 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and manage quality customer service practices 30
    Enhance customer service experiences 40
    Establish and conduct business relationships 60
    Implement and monitor work health and safety practices 30
    Lead and manage people 60
    Manage conflict 20
    Manage diversity in the workplace 60
    Manage finances within a budget 30
    Manage operational plan 60
    Monitor work operations 20
    Prepare and monitor budgets 30
    Research and comply with regulatory requirements 80
    Roster staff 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Clean and tidy bar areas 15
    Coach others in job skills 20
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Interpret financial information 60
    Operate a bar 35
    Prepare and serve cocktails 20
    Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30
    Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20
    Provide advice on Australian wines 40
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Provide table service of food and beverage 110
    Serve food and beverage 80
    Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
    Work effectively in hospitality service 110
  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
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