Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

National Code: SIT60316
TAFE SA Code: TP01023


Become a skilled hospitality manager with this benchmark qualification. If you are a ‘people person’ with an eye for detail and a love of the hospitality industry, this is the course for you. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to take on a leading role in a restaurant, hotel, club, or cocktail lounge. Develop your flair for service with your understanding of management, leadership, budgets and finance; all aspects of running a successful hospitality business. You’ll also gain skills in bar operations, serving wines and cocktails, the art of making great coffee, and providing table service of food and beverages. Graduate with the confidence to step up at work, or launch your own venue. It’s your career, you decide where it will take you with an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management from TAFE SA.

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24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Hotel Manager

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
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Entry Recommendations
This course is recommended for those wanting to work in senior hospitality management. It allows students to gain specialised management skills and knowledge, 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 which campus you are studying at. Full time students have on-campus classes 2 to 5 days a week from 9.00 to 5.30pm.

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 the skills and industry knowledge to work as a highly skilled senior manager using a broad range of hospitality skills to coordinate hospitality operations. It provides the skills and knowledge required to work in various hospitality organisations, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, caf?s, and coffee shops.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Uniform requirements vary depending on campus location, but may include:

  • Name badge $7.50
  • Black pants or skirt
  • Long-sleeved business shirt ^
  • Bib apron with a pocket ^
  • Waiter's friend (bottle opener)
  • ^colour dependent on campus location.
  • Detailed information will be provided to students upon offer acceptance.

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 24 month course
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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 working as a banquet or function manager, chef de cuisine, chef patissier, kitchen manager, motel manager, restaurant manager, sous chef, unit manager (catering operations), business owner.

    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 Management (SIT60316)
    Gain the skills to become a competent manager or to open your own business. This qualification is for individuals planning to operate at a senior level who wish to 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 16 core units and 17 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 implement a business plan 60
    Develop and implement marketing strategies 80
    Develop and manage quality customer service practices 30
    Establish and conduct business relationships 60
    Establish and maintain a work health and safety system 30
    Lead and manage people 60
    Manage diversity in the workplace 60
    Manage finances 80
    Manage finances within a budget 30
    Manage operational plan 60
    Manage physical assets 40
    Monitor staff performance 50
    Monitor work operations 20
    Prepare and monitor budgets 30
    Recruit, select and induct staff 60
    Research and comply with regulatory requirements 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coordinate marketing activities 30
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Enhance customer service experiences 40
    Implement and monitor work health and safety practices 30
    Interpret financial information 60
    Manage conflict 20
    Operate a bar 35
    Prepare and serve cocktails 20
    Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30
    Provide advice on Australian wines 40
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Provide table service of food and beverage 110
    Roster staff 30
    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
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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