• Program 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.

  • Program 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.

    Core Subjects

    • SITXMGT004A Develop and implement a business plan
    • SITXFIN007A Manage physical assets
    • SITXFIN008A Manage financial operations
    • SITXHRM002A Recruit, select and induct staff
    • SITXHRM006A Monitor staff performance
    • SITXCOM005A Make presentations
    • SITXMPR001A Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
    • SITXMPR005A Develop and manage marketing strategies
    • SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures
    • SITXOHS001B Follow health, safety and security procedures
    • SITXCOM001A Work with colleagues and customers
    • SITXCOM002A Work in a socially diverse environment
    • SITXINV001A Receive and store stock
    • SITXINV002A Control and order stock
    • SITHIND003A Provide and coordinate hospitality service
    • SITXCCS002A Provide quality customer service
    • SITXCCS003A Manage quality customer service
    • SITXCOM003A Deal with conflict situations
    • SITXHRM001A Coach others in job skills
    • SITXHRM005A Lead and manage people
    • SITXMGT001A Monitor work operations
    • SITXOHS004A Implement And Monitor Workplace Health, Safety And Security Practices
    • SITXOHS005A Establish and maintain an OHS system
    • SITXFIN003A Interpret financial information
    • SITXFIN004A Manage finances within a budget
    • SITXHRM007A Manage workplace diversity
    • SITXMGT006A Establish and conduct business relationships
    • SITXFIN005A Prepare and monitor budgets
    • SITXMGT002A Develop and implement operational plans
    • SITXGLC001A Develop and update legal knowledge required for business compliance
    • SITXHRM003A Roster staff
    • SITHFAB003A Serve food and beverage to customers
    • SITHFAB010B Prepare and service non-alcoholic beverage
    • SITHFAB011A Develop and update food and beverage knowledge
    • SITHFAB001B Clean and tidy bar areas
    • SITHIND002A Apply hospitality skills in the workplace
    • SITXFIN001A Process financial transactions
    • SITHFAB004A Provide food and beverage service
    • SITHFAB005A Provide table service of alcoholic beverages
    • SITHFAB013A Provide specialist advice on food
    • SITHFAB015A Prepare and Serve Cocktails
    • SITXEVT005A Organise in house events or functions
    • SITHFAB009A Provide 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


    International students must apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. 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. Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas. Please refer to the separate listing www.holmesglen.edu.au/international . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-assessment-levels.htm MUST apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

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

    +61 3 9564 1703

  • Fees

    For 2014: $12,300 per year. Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs