Hospitality

The hospitality sector has changed a lot recently, and the possibilities have never been more exciting. CIT's Certificate III qualification provides the skills and knowledge you need to work almost anywhere in the sector including clubs, restaurants, airlines, cruise ships, bars, hotels worldwide. Students will experience the full range of bar and restaurant duties at CIT's own functioning fine dining restaurant, cafe and bar.

If you're ready to step up and lead, Certificate IV is for you. Through a combination of practical and theoretical exercises, you will acquire the essential skills to operate independently and use your discretion to resolve emergencies as they arise. You will also learn how to supervise others including planning, monitoring and evaluating their work.

The Diploma qualification unlocks the skills you need to coordinate a hospitality business soundly, drawing on your understanding of industry operations and management. You will feel comfortable working independently and having responsibility for others while making critical operational decisions around budgeting, marketing and legal issues.

Those who aim for the upper echelons of the hospitality industry should take the Advanced Diploma program. This qualification will unleash your talents, combining substantial industry knowledge with specialised managerial skills in sales and marketing, human resources, financial management and business operations. Taking responsibility for others you will learn to make strategic business decisions and develop a long-term plan to chart the success of your enterprise.

Students will undertake 36 unpaid shifts as part of their studies in this course. Many students gain casual employment in hospitality with the support of CIT teachers complementing their hospitality training.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    Certificate III in Hospitality
    CRICOS: 090935G National ID: SIT30616


    Certificate IV in Hospitality
    CRICOS: 090951G National ID: SIT40416


    Diploma of Hospitality Management
    CRICOS: 090978G National ID: SIT50416


    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
    CRICOS: 091136G National ID: SIT60316

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 2 (July) 2018

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2020

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2018*: Semester 2 - $6,450

    2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 Semester 2 - $6,650

    2020*: Semester 1 - $6,850 Semester 2 - $6,850

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III:
    Uniform Costs: $145
    Textbooks: $75
    Software: $255

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no bandscore less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Hospitality
    CRICOS: 090935G | National ID: SIT30616
    Complete 15 subjects(7 Core and 8 Electives)


    Core - complete all 7 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBWOR203
      Work effectively with others
      CIT Code: CLER161
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHIND002
      Source and use information on the hospitality industry
      CIT Code: HOSP213
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the hospitality industry. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to the hospitality industry. Hospitality personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry. The unit applies to all hospitality sectors and people working at different levels. Managers will use more formal research to attain specialised and comprehensive knowledge to support product planning, marketing and strategic management activities. This is covered in other units of competency. This unit is not about having in-depth knowledge but focuses on the ability to source and interpret information relevant to day-to-day activities in order to maximise work performance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHIND004
      Work effectively in hospitality service
      CIT Code: HOSP185
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a hospitality environment and provide service to customers during service periods. It requires the ability to integrate a range of individual technical skills while dealing with numerous sales, service or operational tasks simultaneously to meet the needs of multiple and diverse customers. It incorporates preparation, service and end of service tasks. The unit applies individuals working in a range of different departments such as accommodation services, food and beverage, gaming operations and housekeeping, in various hospitality industry settings, including bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs and motels. It applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCCS006
      Provide service to customers
      CIT Code: COMM488
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints. The unit applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCOM002
      Show social and cultural sensitivity
      CIT Code: COMM487
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be socially aware when serving customers and working with colleagues. It requires the ability to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity, and to address cross-cultural misunderstandings should they arise. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS001
      Participate in safe work practices
      CIT Code: OHSS115
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities. The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM001
      Coach others in job skills
      CIT Code: TRNG339
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach. The unit applies to experienced operational personnel and to supervisors and managers who informally train other people in new workplace skills and procedures. It applies to all tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 8 subjects
    Electives available for On Campus learners:

    • SITHFAB001
      Clean and tidy bar areas
      CIT Code: FBEV154
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to clean bars and public areas, clear and clean glasses, and safely dispose of waste. The unit applies to any hospitality organisation that operates a bar, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafes and wineries. It applies to people who work with very little independence and under close supervision, including those commonly known as 'bar usefuls'. The unit can also apply to bar attendants.
      Prerequisites: OHSS457 SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITHFAB002
      Provide responsible service of alcohol
      CIT Code: FBEV113
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol. Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold or served, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit, therefore, applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold or served, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries. The unit applies to all levels of sales personnel involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor sales persons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management. The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale or service of alcohol. Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases all people involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff. This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHFAB003
      Operate a bar
      CIT Code: FBEV155
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare a bar for service, take drink orders, prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and close the bar down. Customer service and selling skills are found in other units. The unit applies to any hospitality organisation that operates a bar, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafes, and wineries. The unit applies to bar attendants who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of liquor legislation law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.
      Prerequisites: FBEV113 SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol
      OHSS457 SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITHFAB014
      Provide table service of food and beverage
      CIT Code: FBEV108
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide quality table service of food and beverage in à la carte or fine-dining settings. It covers high order service techniques to prepare the restaurant for the service period, provide food and beverage advice to customers, serve and clear food and beverages, and complete end of service tasks. Fundamental technical skills for food and beverage service are covered by the unit SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage. This unit applies to hospitality organisations where table service of food and beverage is provided, such as restaurants, dining rooms and function venues. It applies to food and beverage attendants who work with some independence and under limited supervision. They may provide operational advice and support to team members. The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.
      Prerequisites: FBEV113 SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol
      OHSS457 SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITHFAB016
      Provide advice on food
      CIT Code: FBEV116
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide accurate information and advice on different menu options. It requires the ability to evaluate organisational menu items, provide advice to customers on their menu selection, contribute to menu design, and continuously extend personal product knowledge of food and cuisines. The unit applies to hospitality organisations that serve food, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, wineries, fine food outlets and clubs. It applies to food and beverage attendants who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision to provide advice to others about menu selection.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXFIN001
      Process financial transactions
      CIT Code: ACCT112
      Description: This unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. This unit mainly applies to frontline sales and operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. It does, however, describe a fundamental operational function and those people who work with very little independence under close supervision would also use this skill.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXFSA001
      Use hygienic practices for food safety
      CIT Code: OHSS457
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards. The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering. It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff. Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation. Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHFAB005
      Prepare and serve espresso coffee
      CIT Code: FBEV127
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians. Preparation of coffee beverages using other methods is covered in SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages. This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves espresso coffee beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, function and event venues. It applies to espresso machine operators who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: OHSS457 SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Hospitality
    CRICOS: 090951G | National ID: SIT40416
    Core - complete all 9 subjects
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SITXCOM005
      Manage conflict
      CIT Code: COMM135
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to resolve complex or escalated complaints and disputes with internal and external customers and colleagues. It requires the ability to use effective conflict resolution techniques and communication skills to manage conflict and develop solutions. It does not cover formal negotiation, counselling or mediation. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The unit applies mainly to senior operational personnel, supervisors and managers who operate with some level of independence and use discretion and judgement to resolve conflicts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS003
      Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
      CIT Code: OHSS119
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement predetermined work health and safety practices designed, at management level, to ensure a safe workplace. It requires the ability to monitor safe work practices and coordinate consultative arrangements, risk assessments, work health and safety training, and the maintenance of records. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. It applies to those people who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers. This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to take a systematic approach to managing the safety of their workers and anyone else in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM001
      Coach others in job skills
      CIT Code: TRNG339
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach. The unit applies to experienced operational personnel and to supervisors and managers who informally train other people in new workplace skills and procedures. It applies to all tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBDIV501
      Manage diversity in the workplace
      CIT Code: MGNT699
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage diversity in the workplace. It covers implementing the organisation's diversity policy, fostering diversity within the work team and promoting the benefits of a diverse workplace. It applies to individuals who direct the work of others in teams of variable sizes. They may work with staff from different cultures, races, religions, generations, or other forms of difference in any industry context.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHIND004
      Work effectively in hospitality service
      CIT Code: HOSP185
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a hospitality environment and provide service to customers during service periods. It requires the ability to integrate a range of individual technical skills while dealing with numerous sales, service or operational tasks simultaneously to meet the needs of multiple and diverse customers. It incorporates preparation, service and end of service tasks. The unit applies individuals working in a range of different departments such as accommodation services, food and beverage, gaming operations and housekeeping, in various hospitality industry settings, including bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs and motels. It applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCCS007
      Enhance customer service experiences
      CIT Code: MKTG327
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide professional and personalised customer service experiences. It requires the ability to determine and meet customer preferences, develop customer relationships, respond to difficult service situations, and take responsibility for resolving complaints. The unit applies to those who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. It includes senior frontline sales personnel, supervisors and managers who use discretion and judgement to provide quality customer service experiences. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXFIN003
      Manage finances within a budget
      CIT Code: ACCT117
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for budget management where others may have developed the budget. It requires the ability to interpret budgetary requirements, allocate resources, monitor actual income and expenditure, and report on budgetary deviations. The skills and knowledge for budget development are covered in SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets. This unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The budget may be for an entire organisation, for a department or for a particular project or activity. It applies to those who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM003
      Lead and manage people
      CIT Code: MGNT131
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership. The unit applies to individuals who operate independently and are responsible for leading and motivating people and teams. This includes supervisors, operational and senior managers. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT001
      Monitor work operations
      CIT Code: MGNT126
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to oversee and monitor the quality of day-to-day work. It requires the ability to communicate effectively with team members, plan and organise operational functions, and solve problems. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals operating at a team leading, supervisory or frontline management level.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 12 subjects
    Electives available for On Campus Learners

    • SITEEVT005
      Plan in-house events or functions
      CIT Code: MGNT726
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan the delivery of events or functions in a commercial venue. It requires the ability to identify customer operational needs and preferences, prepare and confirm event proposals, and finalise operational documents for the delivery of events. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event coordinators who operate independently, and are responsible for making a range of operational decisions. They may work in commercial event or function venues, such as hotels, clubs, theatres, and convention and exhibition centres.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHFAB011
      Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs
      CIT Code: FBEV158
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a range of local and imported beers, spirits and liqueurs; provide advice to customers on their selection; and continuously extend personal product knowledge. The unit applies to hospitality, retail, breweries and wholesale organisations that sell beers, spirits and liqueurs. It applies to personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who have substantial specialist knowledge of beers, spirits and liqueurs. This includes beverage sales consultants, bar specialists, sommeliers, and senior bar and food and beverage attendants. The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.
      Prerequisites: FBEV113 SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • SITHFAB012
      Provide advice on Australian wines
      CIT Code: FBEV160
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a range of Australian wines; provide advice to customers on their selection; and continuously extend personal product knowledge. The unit applies to hospitality, winery, retail and wholesale organisations that sell Australian wines. It applies to personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who have substantial specialist knowledge of Australian wines. This includes beverage sales consultants, winery sales staff, bar specialists, sommeliers, and senior bar and food and beverage attendants. The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.
      Prerequisites: FBEV113 SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • SITXINV003
      Purchase goods
      CIT Code: ADMN224
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to determine the purchasing requirements for goods, source suppliers, discuss requirements, and assess the quality of goods before purchase. It does not cover the specialist skills to systematically purchase and control the supply of goods for an organisation. These skills are covered by: SITXINV004 Control stock; SITXINV005 Establish stock purchasing and control systems. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event industry sectors where the purchase of any type of good takes place, including food and beverage supplies. Purchasing goods may involve placing an order for future delivery or purchasing goods face-to-face and taking immediate delivery. The unit applies to operational personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes tour coordinators, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators and banquet coordinators. In a kitchen environment it can apply to chefs of all levels, including commis chefs, but in larger organisations purchasing often remains the responsibility of sous chefs and executive chefs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS002
      Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
      CIT Code: OHSS458
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess the associated workplace safety risks, take measures to eliminate or minimise those risks, and document all processes. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All people working at all levels can participate in risk assessments which are commonly conducted as a team effort. Frontline operational personnel, who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision, would assist other colleagues during the process. Individuals may conduct the assessments independently of others. This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to conduct risk assessments involving their workers to manage the safety of those workers and anyone else in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITHIND002
      Source and use information on the hospitality industry
      CIT Code: HOSP213
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the hospitality industry. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to the hospitality industry. Hospitality personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry. The unit applies to all hospitality sectors and people working at different levels. Managers will use more formal research to attain specialised and comprehensive knowledge to support product planning, marketing and strategic management activities. This is covered in other units of competency. This unit is not about having in-depth knowledge but focuses on the ability to source and interpret information relevant to day-to-day activities in order to maximise work performance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXEBS001
      Use social media in business
      CIT Code: EBUS166
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish a social media presence in a business. It requires an understanding of the use of social media tools and platforms to enhance customer engagement and market a business. The unit is relevant to businesses operating in many industry contexts, including the tourism, travel, hospitality, events and other service industry sectors. It applies to individuals using social media for business at an operational level under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM002
      Roster staff
      CIT Code: MGNT722
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, administer and communicate staff rosters. It requires the ability to plan rosters according to industrial provisions, operational efficiency requirements, and within wage budgets. This unit applies to individuals responsible for developing staff rosters for situations involving potentially large numbers of staff working across a range of different service periods or shifts. It does not apply to small office environments. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others, including dedicated specialist staff or operational supervisors and managers. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Hospitality Management
    CRICOS: 090978G | National ID: SIT50416
    Core - complete all 13 subjects
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SITXCCS008
      Develop and manage quality customer service practices
      CIT Code: MGNT721
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, monitor and adjust customer service practices. It requires the ability to consult with colleagues and customers, develop policies and procedures for quality service provision, and manage the delivery of customer service. The unit applies to senior managers who operate independently, have responsibility for others and are responsible for making a range of operational and strategic decisions. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and event contexts and to any small, medium or large organisation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXFIN004
      Prepare and monitor budgets
      CIT Code: ACCT118
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse financial and other business information to prepare and monitor budgets. It requires the ability to draft and negotiate budgets, identify deviations, and manage the delivery of successful budgetary performance. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The budget may be for an entire organisation, for a department or for a particular project or activity. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of financial management decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXGLC001
      Research and comply with regulatory requirements
      CIT Code: LEGL102
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to comply with laws and licensing requirements for specific business operations. It requires the ability to access and interpret regulatory information, determine scope of compliance, and develop, implement and continuously review and update policies and practices for business compliance. The unit applies to regulatory requirements for day-to-day business operations in all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to special requirements for one-off events. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of operational business and regulatory compliance decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT002
      Establish and conduct business relationships
      CIT Code: COMM130
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and manage positive business relationships. It requires the ability to use high-level communication and relationship building skills to conduct formal negotiations and make commercially significant business-to-business agreements. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals who take responsibility for making decisions about purchasing or marketing activities. They also oversee the maintenance of contracts or agreements. This could include senior operational personnel, sales and marketing personnel, managers or owner-operators of small businesses. Agreements may relate to corporate accounts, service contracts, agency agreements, venue contracts, rate negotiations, preferred product agreements, supply agreements and marketing agreements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT517
      Manage operational plan
      CIT Code: MGNT768
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan. This unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 2 subjects

    • SITXEBS002
      Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
      CIT Code: TOUR252
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the development and implementation of social media in a business and monitor its effectiveness. It requires an understanding of social media tools and platforms in order to develop a social media plan, and supporting organisational policies for social media use. This unit does not address the skills and knowledge required to set up social media accounts or its day-to-day business use. The unit is relevant to businesses operating in many industry contexts, including the tourism, travel, hospitality, events and other service industry sectors. It applies to owners or managers of businesses who are responsible for the planning, development and monitoring of social media use in a business context.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT003
      Manage projects
      CIT Code: MGNT125
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop project plans, implement project activities, monitor progress to ensure objectives are achieved, and evaluate all aspects of projects. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and the project could relate to event planning and execution, product development, research or initiatives such as the introduction of new workplace systems or technologies. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of operational business and project management decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
    CRICOS: 091136G | National ID: SIT60316
    Core - complete all 16 subjects
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SITXFIN005
      Manage physical assets
      CIT Code: MGNT221
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the physical assets of an organisation. It requires the ability to establish systems and practices for asset monitoring, maintenance and acquisition. It applies to senior managers who operate with significant autonomy and who are responsible for making a range of strategic management decisions. The unit applies to all tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM004
      Recruit, select and induct staff
      CIT Code: MGNT723
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate the recruitment, selection and induction of new staff members within the framework of existing human resource policies and procedures. It requires the ability to identify recruitment needs, develop selection criteria, process and evaluate applications, select people according to their attitude, aptitude and fit to the position and coordinate induction programs. The unit applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others, including dedicated specialist staff or operational or senior managers. It applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM006
      Monitor staff performance
      CIT Code: MGNT129
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to monitor staff performance within the framework of established performance management systems. It requires the ability to monitor the day-to-day effectiveness of staff and conduct structured performance appraisals and formal counselling sessions. The unit applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others, including dedicated specialist staff or operational supervisors and managers. It applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMPR007
      Develop and implement marketing strategies
      CIT Code: MKTG201
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse internal and external business environments, and develop and evaluate marketing strategies and plans for products and services. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals in senior marketing or management roles. This may include those whose primary role is marketing related, or those for whom marketing is a part of a broader job responsibility. Marketing strategies could be developed for a new or existing product or service, a small or medium-sized business organisation, a destination or a specific project, such as an event.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBFIM601
      Manage finances
      CIT Code: ACCT342
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity. It applies to individuals who have managerial responsibilities which include overseeing the management of financial and other resources across a business unit, a series of business units or teams, or an organisation. It covers all areas of broad financial management. In a larger organisation this work would be supported by specialists in financial management.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT617
      Develop and implement a business plan
      CIT Code: MGNT605
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan. It applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS004
      Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
      CIT Code: OHSS120
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and sustain effective, professional and contemporary work health and safety (WHS) management practices. It requires the ability to establish and review systems, policies and procedures designed to ensure a safe workplace. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. It applies to those senior managers who operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making a range of strategic management decisions. This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory WHS legislation, for businesses to take a systematic approach to managing the safety of their workers and others in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT002
      Establish and conduct business relationships
      CIT Code: COMM130
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and manage positive business relationships. It requires the ability to use high-level communication and relationship building skills to conduct formal negotiations and make commercially significant business-to-business agreements. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals who take responsibility for making decisions about purchasing or marketing activities. They also oversee the maintenance of contracts or agreements. This could include senior operational personnel, sales and marketing personnel, managers or owner-operators of small businesses. Agreements may relate to corporate accounts, service contracts, agency agreements, venue contracts, rate negotiations, preferred product agreements, supply agreements and marketing agreements.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete all subjects

    • BSBRSK501
      Manage risk
      CIT Code: MGNT615
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting. It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT608
      Manage innovation and continuous improvement
      CIT Code: MGNT333
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.
      It applies to people with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of the organisation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Job Opportunities

    Certificate III: This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, bars, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Possible job titles include:

    • espresso coffee machine operator
    • food and beverage attendant
    • function attendant
    • function host
    • restaurant host

    Certificate IV: This qualification provides a pathway to work as a team leader or supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, bars, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Possible job titles include:

    • food and beverage supervisor or team leader
    • bar supervisor or team leader
    • duty manager
    • shift manager

    Diploma: This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a departmental or small business manager. Possible job titles include:

    • restaurant manager
    • banquet or function manager
    • bar manager
    • café manager
    • club manager
    • motel manager

    Advanced Diploma: This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a senior manager in large organisations or small business owner or manager. Possible job titles include:

    • food and beverage manager
    • area manager or operations manager
    • café owner or manager
    • club secretary or manager
    • motel owner or manager
    • human resources coordinator
    • sales and marketing coordinator
  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Students will learn through a blend of face to face and online learning using digital and teacher resources, textbooks, and online learning and student engagement through eLearn.

    Students will be assessed through direct observation, portfolios, product based methods (reports, presentations) and evidence from the workplace.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Hospitaltiy and gain entry into the Charles Sturt University (CSU) will receive 96 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Business Studies.

    Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Hospitality and gain entry into the University of Canberra (UC) will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Arts (429AA).

    Students are advised to speak directly with CSU and UC in relation to course choices and pathways.

    Certificate III in Hospitality (6 months)
    PLUS
    Certificate IV in Hospitality (6 months)
    PLUS
    Diploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)
    PLUS
    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)
    = 2 years of study
    Optional degree pathway available