• Course Overview

    This course provides the training skills and development if you are seeking management positions and a career within the broader hospitality industry. The course is delivered with a balanced practical and theory focus.

    You will apply your skills whilst learning in our fully equipped practical facilities, including on campus restaurants, bars and kitchens.

    You will also enjoy work placement with our industry partners and study in our state-of-the-art campus facilities, featuring wi-fi computer labs, lecture threatres and well resourced Information Commons. 

    After completing this course you may undertake a range of career opportunities in resorts, hotels and venues in Australia and internationally.

    The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality is endorsed by the Australian Hospitality Review Panel and includes the Diploma of Business Management.

  • Course Structure

    Students will first complete the three stages incorporated into the Diploma of Hospitality, and will then undertake a fourth stage specific to the Advanced Diploma. Students must complete all units, and will be progressively recognised for the level of qualification completed.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


    SITXMGT004ADevelop and implement a business plan
    SITXFIN007AManage physical assets
    SITXFIN008AManage financial operations
    SITXHRM002ARecruit, select and induct staff
    SITXHRM006AMonitor staff performance
    SITXCOM005AMake presentations
    SITXMPR001ACoordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
    SITXMPR005ADevelop and manage marketing strategies
    SITXOHS002AFollow workplace hygiene procedures
    SITXOHS001BFollow health, safety and security procedures
    SITXCOM001AWork with colleagues and customers
    SITXCOM002AWork in a socially diverse environment
    SITXINV001AReceive and store stock
    SITXINV002AControl and order stock
    SITHIND003AProvide and coordinate hospitality service
    SITXCCS002AProvide quality customer service
    SITXCCS003AManage quality customer service
    SITXCOM003ADeal with conflict situations
    SITXHRM001ACoach others in job skills
    SITXHRM005ALead and manage people
    SITXMGT001AMonitor work operations
    SITXOHS004AImplement And Monitor Workplace Health, Safety And Security Practices
    SITXOHS005AEstablish and maintain an OHS system
    SITXFIN003AInterpret financial information
    SITXFIN004AManage finances within a budget
    SITXHRM007AManage workplace diversity
    SITXMGT006AEstablish and conduct business relationships
    SITXFIN005APrepare and monitor budgets
    SITXMGT002ADevelop and implement operational plans
    SITXGLC001ADevelop and update legal knowledge required for business compliance
    SITXHRM003ARoster staff
    SITHFAB003AServe food and beverage to customers
    SITHFAB010BPrepare and service non-alcoholic beverage
    SITHFAB011ADevelop and update food and beverage knowledge
    SITHFAB001BClean and tidy bar areas
    SITHIND002AApply hospitality skills in the workplace
    SITXFIN001AProcess financial transactions
    SITHFAB004AProvide food and beverage service
    SITHFAB005AProvide table service of alcoholic beverages
    SITHFAB013AProvide specialist advice on food
    SITHFAB015APrepare and Serve Cocktails
    SITXEVT005AOrganise in house events or functions
    SITHFAB009AProvide responsible service of alcohol
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. RPL Booklet


    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant employment experience;

    English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality is a nationally recognised qualification within the hospitality and tourism industries. The course has also received the endorsement of the Australian Hospitality Review Panel.

    Career Opportunities

    Want to run the show? Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality are equipped with the basic skills required for supervisor and management positions within the Hospitality industry. This may include such jobs as managing staff at a boutique hotel, or supervising the floor at a trendy café. Or, if you want to be your own boss, the mix of business and practical hospitality skills give you a firm foundation from which you could consider starting your own venture!

    Further study options include the Bachelor of Hospitality Management or other degrees within the hospitality and tourism fields

  • How to Apply


    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Holmesglen International Centre 

    +61 3 9564 1703


  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $14,000 per year
    In addition to course fees, students will have expenses totalling approximately $850 (AUD) for activities and/or materials.