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Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

(include 34 weeks holiday)


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This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of the industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions. This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector and for a diversity of employers including restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, café’s, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Note: BIT doesn’t make any claim of employment outcome or job guarantee with its courses.

Mode of Delivery

Face to face and workplace-based training


Duration of course is 130 weeks which includes 96 weeks delivery and 34 weeks holiday.

BIT Delivery Locations
Classroom -Level 1 & 2, 380 Bourke St Melbourne, Victoria 3000
BITS Cafe Kitchen- Level B-380 Bourke St Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Workplace kitchen as per learner practical placement agreements.

BIT only delivers this course in Victoria. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 33 units of competency, consisting of:

33 units must be completed

  • 14 core units
  • 19 elective units
Vocational pathway

The next level of qualification up from an Advanced Diploma is an associate degree followed by a graduate certificate or a bachelor’s degree. If you want to step up your learning, you may want to apply for any of these once you’ve finished. i.e., Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management or Bachelors of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Employment/Career pathway

This qualification reflects the role of senior managers within the hospitality industry. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a business in these sectors. Possible job titles include:

Owner, Manager, General Manager, Chef, Sous Chef.

Possible job titles include:

Manager/Owner/Chef (Small Restaurant or Cafe)
Executive Chef/Manager/General Manager/Food and Beverage Manager (Large Hotel)

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes

Source: Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management | Your Career

Teaching and Assessment Methods

The course will be delivered face to face in a classroom, training kitchen & in a workplace context in an operational hospitality kitchen.

Students prepare workflow plans at Brighton Institute of Technology’s training kitchen, and operate as part of a working team (kitchen roles/group work/assignments),

Learners in this qualification will undertake 192 hours of work-based training.

Intake dates

Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming intakes.

Note* Information contained on the website is not sufficient for Enrollment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.

Core units


Develop and implement business plans


Manage organisational finances


Manage finances within a budget


Lead and manage people


Monitor work operations


Develop and manage quality customer service practices


Prepare and monitor budgets


Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law


Establish and conduct business relationships


Manage physical assets


Recruit, select and induct staff


Monitor staff performance


Develop and implement marketing strategies


Establish and maintain a work health and safety system

Elective units


Prepare stocks, sauces and soups


Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes


Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes


Prepare poultry dishes


Prepare meat dishes


Prepare seafood dishes


Work effectively as a cook


Plan and cost recipes


Produce desserts


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Receive, store and maintain stock


Produce pates and terrines


Prepare and present sandwiches


Package prepared foodstuffs


Prepare and serve cheese


Prepare specialised food items


Clean kitchen premises and equipment


Coach others in job skills


Participate in safe work practices

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

For international students Brighton Institute of Technology has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

Pre-training Review

All international learners will undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner and any relevant experience. An interview will be conducted by a Brighton Institute enrolment officer. The interview also aims to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through the pre-training review the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make recipe cards do menu costing

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by the institute.

If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with the institute at additional cost.

Academic requirements

To enter any courses at BIT, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary school examination and or mature age (25 years or above) with a minimum of 2 years work experience in relevant field.

Computer literacy requirements

All learners enrolling into BIT programs must have basic computer skills. BIT courses may require learners to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.
Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to a computer training course.

Materials and Equipment Required

Although the Institute will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher at their own cost. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address) at their own cost.

All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform at their own cost.

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. Either a minimum IELTS test score of 6.0 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent plus 14 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent plus 20 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable.

  2. Provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States

  3. Have completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification in Australia or

  4. Have completed any Certificate III or Certificate IV in EAL from the EAL framework (Victoria) or

Have completed a General English course to the intermediate level.

Any international English test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for a course at BIT
English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum Test Score where combined with at least 14 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 6.0 5.5 5.0
Cambridge C1 Advanced test 169, each component 162 154
TOEFL internet-based test 64 46 35
Pearson Test of English Academic 50 42 36

*The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at BIT. If an international student is exempt from providing evidence of their level of English proficiency at the time of applying for a student visa, they will be required to complete BIT’s English Proficiency test to ensure they have the required level of English to complete the VET qualification they are enrolling in.