SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management

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(Patisserie Pathway or Direct Entry)


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 with (Patisserie Pathway electives) is a valued qualification designed for those who aim to lead and manage within the hospitality industry. This program equips graduates with a thorough understanding of running a hospitality business, with a strong emphasis on operational management, customer experience, financial planning, and team leadership.

Program Details:

Operational Excellence: Students will learn how to effectively manage the operations of a hospitality establishment, ensuring a high standard of service delivery.

Leadership Development: This diploma covers essential leadership skills necessary for building, guiding, and supporting a cohesive team, vital for any thriving hospitality business.

Service Mastery: Gain expertise in managing customer interactions, refining the art of customer satisfaction, and maintaining a high level of service quality.

Financial Management: Understand the key principles of budgeting, financial reporting, and cost-effective operations to ensure the profitability and financial health of the business.

Compliance Mastery: Develop a solid grasp of the hospitality industry’s regulatory environment, focusing on health and safety standards and food safety regulations.

Marketing Savvy: Learn to effectively market a hospitality business, engaging in promotional activities, and managing the brand to attract and retain a strong customer base.

Where to next?

Completion of this qualification will have the capability to manage high-end patisserie shops or dessert sections within larger establishments, understanding the nuances of product quality, presentation, and customer expectations unique to this specialty.


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 SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie.
  • 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
**SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT011 Produce cakes ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT012 Produce specialised cakes ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT013 Produce pastries ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT014 Produce yeast-based bakery products ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT015 Produce petits fours ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT016 Produce desserts ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT017 Prepare and model marzipan ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT018 Produce chocolate confectionery ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT019 Model sugar-based decorations ELECTIVE
**SITHPAT020 Design and produce sweet showpieces ELECTIVE
**SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment ELECTIVE
**SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery ELECTIVE
**SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices ELECTIVE
**SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock ELECTIVE
SITXWHS008 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system ELECTIVE


Intake Dates 2024

  • July 15th 2024
  • Sep 16th 2024

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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 pathway only) at GCA.

Patisserie 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.