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Diploma of Hospitality Management

(include 26 weeks holiday)


Chef Hotel Manager Resort Manager


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 industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions.

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery


Duration of course is 104 weeks which includes 78 weeks delivery and 26 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 28 units of competency, consisting of:

Total number of units = 28

  • 11 core unit, plus

  • 17 elective units

Vocational pathway

After completing SIT40521 Certificate IV In Kitchen Management learner can enter into SIT60322 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management and SIT60222 - Advanced Diploma of Event Management

Employment/Career pathway

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops

Possible job titles include:

Professional Cook
Sous Chef (Large restaurant, Catering company, Large hotel)
Chef de Partie (Large restaurant, Catering company, Large hotel)

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes

Source: Diploma of Hospitality Management | Your Career

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

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 360 hours of work-based training (see Work Based Training section for details)

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


Manage conflict


Manage finances within a budget


Roster staff


Lead and manage people


Monitor work operations


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


Enhance customer service experiences


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

Elective units


Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery


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


Produce pates and terrines


Prepare and present sandwiches


Package prepared foodstuffs


Prepare and serve cheese


Clean kitchen premises and equipment


Coach others in job skills

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

For international learners Brighton Institute of Technology has a requirement that all learners must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of their 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’s undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to read, understand and expand recipes and do menu costings.

All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test. They must have at least ACSF level 3 in the five core skills.

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 this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in the applicant's home country equivalent to the Australian senior secondary school examination.

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).

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 (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be undertaken before the main VET course

  2. plus successful completion of Brighton Institute’s Language Literacy and Numeracy Test on completion of an ELICOS program.

  3. 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

  4. evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Please note Brighton institute of technology will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL IBT, PTE Academic,
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.

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 when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30