SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

It is a superseded qualification and students will be transitioned into the new one .

SIT50416 - Course Description

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. They 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

SIT50416 - Entry Requirements

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age.


Academic Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Year 11, (High School Certificate (HSC) OR equivalent) OR a Certificate III OR equivalent OR be a mature age.

English Requirements:

It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language. Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.5.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 46 or higher.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 42 or higher.
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 162 or higher.
  • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
  • Completed (within the past 2 years) in Australia in English: substantial component of AQF level 4 or higher, or if the student does not have current proof of one of the above listed English Language Tests, they will be required to take an English Placement Test administered by Vocational Careers Institute (VCI). The student’s Education Agent can manage the English Proficiency Exam on behalf of VCI.


LLN Requirement:  

  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a proficiency in English and a basic understanding of Maths. For students who cannot supply documented proof on their academic and English language proficiency, they will be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test prior to a place being offered in the course.


  • *Please familiarise yourself with Vocational Careers Institute’s Refund Policy
  • *The Resource Fee ensures students receive printed notes, learning material & access to Wi-Fi for the duration of their course

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

Student: Domestic / International
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face classroom-based learning and work based
Campus locations: Brisbane
Duration: Full Time: 52 weeks (including 4 weeks Holidays)
Intake: Jan 2023 | April 2023 | July 2023 | Oct 2023


SIT50416 - Study Pathway And Career Opportunities

Once students have completed the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management, they will be able to seek employment as a manager within the Hospitality environment or begin a business venture or undertake further studies.

SIT50416 - Assessment

All units of competence will be assessed using  a selection of tools

  • Observation of the learner performing / demonstrating practical tasks
  • Practical training and assessment is completed in commercial kitchens, including Vocational Careers Institute Commercial kitchen
  • Written and oral questions
  • Written reports
  • Project
  • Work-based training

Recognistion Of Prior Learning

RPL is the assessment process for recognizing competencies gained through previous learning, work, and life experiences. Students who have completed any  of the subjects or have practical experience that can be used for RPL, can contact VCI prior to enrolment. In order to be granted RPL, candidates are required to provide evidence that they are already competent in the specific subject/subjects and these evidences should be valid, authentic, current and sufficient.

Work Based Training

Work Based Training (WBT) is aimed at giving students a varied experience in a real-life situation, under normal commercial pressures. This will be evidenced by the provision of the WBT Logbook which is a record of each service period, the date, its duration and tasks performed. VCI may provide work placement to students through third party arrangements, but subject to availability and having contract arrangements with businesses. But student should find their own practical work placement at an organisation of their choice. Both ways the host employer and their premises will be inspected and approved.

The Host Employer will enter into a Tri-Partied Agreement with VCI and the student for the practical work placement. The students will be expected to complete the designated number of service periods in a fully operational kitchen environment. A record of each service period, the date, its duration and tasks performed will be recorded in the WBT Logbook provided by VCI

 Each session will be signed off by the supervisor and used as part of the evidence used to make a determination in relation to a student’s competency by the Trainer and Assessor. VCI will provide support and guidance if required, to both the student and workplace throughout the WBT. The following courses have Work based training as a compulsory part of your qualification.

Course Duration/Mode/Fee

Full Time: 52 weeks (including 8 weeks Holidays)

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning and work based
  • Tuition Fees: AUD 9500.00
  • Enrolment Fee: AUD 200.00
  • Resource Fee: AUD 800.00

Course Structure / Units Of Competency

In order to gain the certificate, 28 units must be completed for this qualification

Payment Option

If you wish to accept the offer, you need to sign the Acceptance of Offer form together with the minimum payment of fees. You can use the following payment methods:

  • Cash or EFTPOS in person at VCI’s campus
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student invoice

We accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard only) and a 2% surcharge will be added to the total amount. You can download our Credit Card Authorisation form HERE

Bank draft or money order payable to “Vocational Careers Institute” and send to VCI’s campus (all bank drafts must be in $AUD Australian dollars to an Australian bank) 

Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from an overseas bank account

Bank Account Details:

Name of Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 064  000
Account Swift: 1452 5599
Code Branch: CTBAAU2S
Address: 240 Queen Street Brisbane City 4000

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