SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management

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(Direct entry or Commercial Cookery Pathway)


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. You will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others, and make a range of operational business decisions.

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 specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

The SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management is a comprehensive qualification that equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in various managerial positions within the hospitality industry. This diploma is particularly beneficial for those with a background or interest in cookery, as it broadens their expertise beyond the kitchen, enabling them to oversee and manage successful hospitality operations.

Qualification Highlights:

Operational Management: Learn the ins and outs of managing day-to-day operations in hospitality settings, ensuring smooth and efficient service delivery.

Team Leadership: Develop skills in leading and managing teams, including recruiting, onboarding, and professional development of staff.

Customer Service Excellence: Master the art of delivering superior customer service and managing guest relations to enhance the reputation of the establishment.

Financial Acumen: Gain knowledge in financial management, from budgeting and cost control to pricing and financial reporting.

Compliance and Regulation: Understand the legalities and ethical considerations of hospitality management, ensuring compliance with all food safety, health, and workplace regulations.

Marketing and Promotion: Learn strategies for marketing hospitality services, creating promotional activities, and managing public relations to attract and retain customers.

Course Structure

The diploma’s structure includes a blend of theoretical studies and practical assessments, which provide a well-rounded educational experience. Core to the curriculum is the development of managerial competencies that allow graduates to make informed decisions that align with strategic business objectives.

Where to next?

The SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management offers culinary professionals a path to advance their careers by adding management skills to their culinary talent. This qualification opens doors to roles like Kitchen Manager or Sous Chef, empowering graduates to oversee restaurant, hotel or resort operations. It’s an ideal next step for those with a culinary background aiming to broaden their skills in hospitality management and drive the success of their culinary ventures.


We have two college campuses located in East Perth, which are directly behind each other at;

  • 176 Wellington Street, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6004.
  • 21 Moore Street, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6004.


All enrolled students are required to attend classes for 20 scheduled course contact hours per week over 2.5 days and maintain a minimum attendance of 80 percent.

Timings: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

(Note: The scheduled course contact hours are the hours for which a student is enrolled in a course to attend classes, course-related information sessions, supervised study sessions, mandatory and supervised work-based training and examinations)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available (on GCA application) to students with prior skills, knowledge, experience or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. RPL may reduce the duration or time needed for your course completion.


  • Nil.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Successful completion of Year 10 schooling
  • Successful completion of SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management for Commercial Cookery Pathway only.
  • GCA English test upon enrolment of the first course.

Please refer to for latest international student visa requirements and conditions if your intent to study on a student visa in Australia.

 CRICOS Course Code

  • 110386F

Course Duration

  • 52 Weeks ( 40 study weeks + 12 weeks holidays)


28 units must be completed:

11 core units,

17 elective units

Unit(s) in this course marked below with * have one or more prerequisite(s)


Course Content

SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences CORE
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices CORE
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict CORE
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget CORE
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets CORE
SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law CORE
SITXHRM008 Roster staff CORE
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people CORE
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations CORE
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships CORE
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices CORE
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC032  Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC037  Prepare seafood dishes ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets ELECTIVE
*SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads ELECTIVE
*SITHKOP012 Develop recipes for special dietary requirements ELECTIVE
*SITHPAT016  Produce desserts ELECTIVE
SITXWHS008 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system ELECTIVE


Intake Dates 2024

  • July 15th 2024
  • Sep 16th 2024

Please email or further information.

GCA international admission requirements need to be met for admission into this course.

On completion of GCA international admission requirements need to be met for admission into this course.

On completion of SIT50422 DIPLOMA OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT the following courses are available (advanced standing Commercial Cookery pathway only) at GCA.

Commercial Cookery Pathway leading to SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

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Please refer to for latest international student visa requirements and conditions if your intent to study on a student visa in Australia.