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SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management - International

CRICOS code: 113590M
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Next intake July 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 6 Months

Course description

If you love working with people and are looking for a rewarding career in the hospitality industry, then this course is for you!

You will learn to develop quality customer service skills, manage finances within a budget, and manage staff and regulatory requirements. The learning style combines hands-on and theory, teaching you everything you need to become a highly skilled manager in the hospitality industry.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days a week

Possible career outcomes

  • Front of house manager
  • Cafe or Restaurant Owner
  • Hospitality manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • Bar Manager

Applications & attendance

How to apply

Find out what documents you will need to complete for your application.

How to apply

Please complete the two forms below and submit via an education agent in your country.

Application form   SOP

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 6 Months    
2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 25 Aug 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 6 Months    
2025 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 6 Months    


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.


Pre requisite courses - successfully completed:

  • SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (1 year)
  • SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (6 months)


  • Hold relevant qualifications or units of competency. Students who do not hold these qualifications will need to complete these units prior to course commencement.

For more information please refer to entry requirements here.


IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 (or equivalent) – Equivalents can be found on our English language equivalency page.
*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants applying on a basis of entry other than successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and Certificate IV in Kitchen Management from The Gordon may be required to complete one or more prerequisite units which will incur extra unit tuition fee. Further information is provided at the time of enrolment.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Develop and manage quality customer service practices SITXCCS016 30
Enhance customer service experiences SITXCCS015 40
Establish and conduct business relationships SITXMGT005 60
Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law SITXGLC002 80
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices SITXWHS007 30
Lead and manage people SITXHRM009 60
Manage conflict SITXCOM010 20
Manage finances within a budget SITXFIN009 30
Monitor work operations SITXMGT004 20
Prepare and monitor budgets SITXFIN010 30
Roster staff SITXHRM008 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Lead diversity and inclusion BSBTWK501 60
Manage business operational plans BSBOPS502 70
Operate a bar SITHFAB023 35
Package prepared foodstuffs SITHCCC026 15
Participate in safe food handling practices SITXFSA006 40
Plan and monitor espresso coffee service SITHFAB038 80
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB025 30
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages SITHFAB024 20
Prepare appetisers and salads SITHCCC028 25
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC027 45
Prepare stocks sauces and soups SITHCCC029 35
Produce cakes pastries and breads SITHCCC041 55
Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB021 10
Serve food and beverage SITHFAB027 80
Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC023 25
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15
Work effectively as a cook SITHCCC043 100


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Written assignments 
  • Team projects
  • Exam 
  • May also be based on Service periods

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

Materials AUD $185.00 Once
Resources AUD $195.00 Once
Equipment Levy AUD $40.00 Once

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Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

The Gordon can now issue packaged offers for international students – DIPLOMA + BACHELOR through our partnership with Torrens University.

Follow this link to find more information about International pathways.

Date published: 23/04/2024 8:01:06 AM