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Diploma of Hospitality (SIT50312)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

Diploma of Hospitality may be packaged with the following programs:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30812) (CRICOS 079524G)- Packaged Price $22,000
  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) (FDF30710) (CRICOS 077174G) - Packaged Price $22,000
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30712) (CRICOS079482B) - Packaged Price $20,000

Location: Cairns campus, Tropical North Queensland TAFE (CRICOS 02012B)
Dates: 2014: 28 January (Orientation week: 20 - 24 January 2014); 14 July (Orientation week: 07 - 11 July)
Fees: Tuition fee: A$16,000   Enrolment fee: A$175   Academic Orientation: A$300

Course details

Course type

  • International

Delivery location

  • Cairns Campus

Fee type

  • Please Enquire

Application mode

  • Please Enquire

Study area

Skill area



  • Hospitality

Hours of Study

51 weeks (42 weeks of full-time delivery plus 9 weeks of holidays)

Entry requirements

English: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment.  More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III - 10 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Certificate IV or Diploma - 12 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.

Delivery Method

Delivery may include lectures, practical sessions, observations and vocational placement. You may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities. You must abide by industry and/or TNQ TAFE dress standards and may have to remove jewellery and/or body piercings before entering food preparation and serving areas.

Assessment is competency based (practical) and continuous, and is considered an integral part of your learning and development. As appropriate, exams, assignments, projects, practical tests and student presentations are used. You must successfully complete all subjects to progress to the next course or obtain the qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you do not have a formal qualification. It is important that you apply for recognition of your skills, when you enrol or in your first week. Gaining recognition does not always mean a reduction in tuition fees or length of study.

Career prospects - more information

Possible job outcomes include: front office manager, food and beverage manager, banquet or functions manager, Head chef or sous chef, executive housekeeper, motel manager, restaurant manager.

Graduates of a Diploma can apply to universities and under certain conditions may be granted up to 12 months credit in a related degree course.

Note: Additional relevant work experience may be required before applying for trade recognition.

Resources required

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TNQ TAFE.  Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Unit code Unit name Unit type
SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol Core
SITHFAB203 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages Core
SITHFAB206 Serve food and beverage Core
BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan Core
SITXCCS501 Manage quality customer service Core
SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXGLC501 Research and comply with regulatory requirements Core
SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people Core
SITXMGT501 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXFIN201 Process financial transactions Core
SITHFAB307 Provide table service of food and beverage Core
SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information Core
SITTTSL308 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Core
SITXHRM501 Recruit, select and induct staff Core
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Core
BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace Core
SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience Core
SITXCOM401 Manage conflict Core
SITXFIN501 Prepare and monitor budgets Core
SITXHRM401 Roster staff Core
SITXMGT401 Monitor work operations Core
SITXWHS401 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core
SITHFAB202 Operate a bar Core
SITXINV401 Control stock Core
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents Core
SITXMPR502 Develop and implement marketing strategies Core

There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between institutes. Please contact the institute for more information.

Enrolment instruction

The above fees apply to non-permanent residents of Australia. Contact your agent or the International Student Unit on +61 7 4042 2429 for more information. Students who do not complete a full qualification may receive a Statement of Attainment. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, accreditation and registration requirements. For detailed information on policies, fees, payments, refunds, exemptions, withdrawals, appeals etc. please refer to our International Student Refund Policy and Terms & Conditions.  Information supplied in this document is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change without notice.

Orientation session

One week prior to course commencement: Students except those from Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, UK and USA must participate in a five day orientation period (fees apply).
Monday and Tuesday morning prior to course commencement: All students must participate in compulsory international orientation including campus tour.

Tropical North

Phone: 1300 656 959
International Student queries: +61 (7) 4042 2429