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SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Operations stream

Beyond face-to-face classroom learning, you’ll also immerse yourself in the exciting world of hospitality through internship placement!

The Operations stream of Academia’s Diploma of Hospitality Management includes a six-month placement of a paid or unpaid internship in the hospitality industry as part of the total 1.5 year course duration.

The Operation stream includes:

  1. Campus-based (non-kitchen) training for one year (two six-month semesters)
  2. One semester (six months) of training in various hospitality industry related work places
  3. Total course duration is 1.5 years (6 x 10-week terms)

Students can find their own placement through their part time work and own industry contacts during the first year of their program. Alternatively, Academia is happy to support you in finding an internship provider.

The Diploma of Hospitality Management is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, computer-based tasks, and assignments.

Work Placement

We offer internships to support our belief that the best learning outcomes are from practical, real industry-based work experience teamed with a strong academic foundation.

We believe that real training will help lead to real and rewarding job possibilities.

During the third semester of your studies, you’ll be required to find an industry-related internship in which you will gain real-life, hands-on experience in the exciting hospitality.

Academia can also help you source an internship, as we have many industry partnerships with 5-star establishments in both Brisbane and Melbourne, including:

  1. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. The Langham Hotel
  3. The Westin Melbourne
  4. Park Hyatt Melbourne
  5. The RACV Club Melbourne
  6. The Sheraton Melbourne
  7. Blackfire restaurant Brisbane
  8. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton
  9. Westin Hotel Brisbane
  10. Sofitel Gold Coast broadbeach
  11. Sofitel Hotel Brisbane
  12. W Hotel Brisbane
  13. OTTO Restaurant Brisbane
  14. Hilton Brisbane

Operations Diagram

1st Semester 6 months
2nd Semester 6 months
3rd Semester 6 months
Industry Internship

Academia’s Equipment Includes:

  1. Fully equipped computer labs
  2. State-of-the-art training kitchens
  3. Demonstration kitchens
  4. Student PCs
  5. Printed and online resources

We also offer spacious classrooms and free internet access while on campus.


After the successful completion of this course you can entry to SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Hospitality Stream)

Academia is recognised as a College delivering quality tuition in Vocational Education and Training.

This recognition is demonstrated in the pathways we have achieved to date with quality Institutions in the University and Higher Education sectors. After you complete this course there is an articulation pathway with CQUniversity.

Job Roles (Possible Careers)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a manager in any hospitality functional area.

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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Diploma of Hospitality Management
Course Code: SIT50416
Course Name: Diploma of Hospitality Management
CRICOS Code: 091017D
CRICOS Duration: 79 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks (includes 6 months internship)
Work placement: This course includes 3 days a week for 20 weeks in an authorised hospitality work place.
Duration: 1.5 years (6 x 10 week terms)

Units of competency

To achieve the Diploma of Hospitality Management you must complete 13 core units and 15 electives (Electives have been selected by Academia to be relevant to the work outcome for this qualification. Electives will differ depending on which stream you are enrolled).

The 13 core units are;

Unit Code
Unit Description
Manage diversity in the workplace
Manage operational plan
Enhance customer service experiences
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
Unit Code
Unit Description
Manage conflict
Manage finances within a budget
Prepare and monitor budgets
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
Unit Code
Unit Description
Roster staff
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
Establish and conduct business relationships
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

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Enrol in the Diploma of Hospitality Management course today to study at Academia’s Melbourne or Brisbane campuses!

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