SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management


Course Duration

Course Duration

104 Weeks

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Campus Location

Sydney CBD and Windsor (Regional NSW)

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Classroom + Practical Kitchen + Work placement

Get your Diploma of Hospitality Management from one of the best cookery schools in Sydney. New Era Institute’s Commercial Cookery/Diploma of Hospitality Management courses will give you the professional qualifications that 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.

The Diploma of Hospitality Management 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 acquiring targeted skills in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.


There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality Training Package.

To enrol in a course:

  • English Language Proficiency: The minimum English language proficiency requirement has increased from IELTS 5.5 to 6.0 (PTE equivalent) (no band is less than 5.5) for all student visa applications
  • Genuine Student Test: A new “Genuine Student Test” will be introduced for all student visa applications. This test will assess the applicant’s academic and career progression, as well as the relevance of their proposed studies to their future career goals.
  • Age Limit: The maximum age limit for student visa applicants has been reduced to 25 years old (in some cases we accept up to 30 years old). 
  • Financial capacity evidence: AUD 24,505 for the first 12 months and travel costs for the student + the first annual course fee.
  • Work experience evidence (if applicable)

Units Of Competency

The SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (CRICOS code 111453C) comprises 28 units of competency.

There are 11 core units and 17 elective units. New Era Institute conducts delivery sessions of these units of competency in 8 terms.

To be issued the qualification SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management, a student must be assessed as competent in all 28 units of competency and complete the 360 hours work placements of SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook.



SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment

SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads

SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces, and soups

SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs, and farinaceous dishes


SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes

SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes

SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes

SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes

SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets


SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese

SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences

SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices

SITXCOM010 Manage conflict


SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget

SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets

SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law


SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people

SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations

SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships

SITXHRM008 Roster staff


SITXFSA008 Develop and implement a food safety program

SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations 

SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXCRI003 Respond to a customer in crisis


SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook

Work Placement 360 hours



Course Delivery And Assessment

The Diploma of Hospitality Management is delivered over 8 terms.

The course is timetabled in a blended delivery for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

This program is delivered in a blended learning mode (face to face in classroom, practical sessions in a commercial kitchen and Work placement)

The Diploma of Hospitality Management includes a work placement component that consists of 360 hours of SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook in a commercial kitchen


The qualification is delivered over 104 weeks comprising of:

  • Total study period amounting to 80 weeks
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 24 weeks

More information about intakes and courses commencement dates can be found here.


The assessment is conducted using a combination of knowledge tests, role play, projects, skill test (Practical assessments), and Work Placement.


Students in the Diploma of Hospitality Management are required to do practical work placement within a commercial kitchen. New Era Institute has a network on workplaces that will take students for their placement. Work Based Training (WBT) has been implemented at New Era Institute, as part of SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management, for the delivery of the unit SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook (360 hours to complete 48 service periods).

Students who already have work, in a suitable commercial cooking environment will be able to use evidence gained from their work to meet the requirements of SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook


Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer (CT) or recognition of prior learning (RPL)).

Students who have achieved prior competencies in cookery or hospitality courses may apply for exemptions for the same or equivalent units in SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

This process is outlined in New Era Institute’s Policies and Procedures


Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the course. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the course.


Practical Kitchen sessions: There are uniform requirements for practical classes. Students must wear their chef uniform including safety shoes when attending the practical kitchen sessions. Clean, neat presentation is required.

Uniform Starter Kit and Chefs Starter Toolkit:
A uniform starter kit and Chefs starter toolkit are provided to each student. Chef uniform is provided by New Era Institute as a part of material fee of the course.
At orientation, students will be provided with their uniform and starter toolkit and get more detail on where to purchase uniforms and tools of the trade to build their kits or replace equipment.

Classroom resources:
New Era Institute has computer rooms that are set up for students to access the Diploma of Hospitality Management resources during face-to-face sessions and other study times.
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such as small laptops or tablets.


Students must complete all assessments for each unit of competency to be deemed competent in a unit. All 28 units including the work placement must be completed to achieve competency in SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Students who do not complete the full qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.

Students who are interested to continue their studies may seek other courses such as Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or high education programs.


International students

For more information about the tuition fees and other charges, please click on Fees and Charges.


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