Advanced Diploma of Hospitality 2013

Get the skills necessary to get your foot in the hospitality industry. Graduates can find opportunities in supervisor roles in a variety of hospitality locations such as bars and restaurants, concierge services, butler services and gaming operations.

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Please note: National Course Codes: SIT60307 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, SIT50307 Diploma of Hospitality, SIT40307 Certificate IV in Hospitality & SIT30707 Certificate III in Hospitality

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8 units

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The SIT60307 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a senior manager in any hospitality functional area. This individual would analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad and they are often accountable for group outcomes. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Career Outcomes

This course is suitable for those who wish to perform roles such as:

  • senior manager in a large hospitality enterprise
  • owner or manager of a hospitality enterprise.

Possible job titles include:

  • food and beverage manager
  • area manager or operations manager
  • secretary or manager
  • cafe owner or manager


This Advanced Diploma in Hospitality requires that applicants have successfully completed the SIT50307 Diploma in Hospitality.

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by TAFESA before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Students will need to submit an application form by mail with originals or certified copies and evidence of their previous degrees and academic transcripts.

  1. Read information requirements

    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

    • Read all parts of the application form in advance:

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      If you do not have a web account, you'll need to register one within the application form. Once you've registered an account, you'll then be signed in. From here you can choose to complete your application and submit it, or save and return to it later.

      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact TAFESA directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

    • Next steps:

      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required supporting documentation, according to the individual course eligibility requirements and to your personal circumstances:

      1. Certified copies of academic documentation in support of eligibility requirements, including:
        • Official academic transcripts, showing the units/subjects you have completed and their final grades, including the date the program was completed or the qualification awarded. Include all pages, ensuring page numbers are visible.
        • Academic Testamur or Certificate of Completion.

        Unofficial copies will not be accepted.

        Required for all applications based on academic experience and for all academic experience listed on the application form.

        If your previous course or units were undertaken at the same university you are now applying to, then you don't need to provide academic transcripts in the application. For studies done elsewhere, always include academic transcripts and certificates if you have undertaken studies/qualifications at institutions other than OUA. Please retain the actual certified copy in case the university requests it at a later date.

      2. Certified copies of legal documentation, including:
        • Marriage certificate.
        • Deed poll name change certificate.

        These documents are required to show your legal name or if you have changed your name.

        Please ensure your legal name is on your application form and matches all your supporting documentation.

      3. Certified copies of official translations of supporting documents not in English. Required for:
        • All academic documentation, e.g. transcripts and certificates.
        • All legal documentation, e.g, marriage, deed poll and birth certificates.

        If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide certified copies of the non-English documents, including certified copies of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes.

      4. Certified copies of English language test results, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

        Required if your previous studies were not completed in English.

      5. Your curriculum vitae. Required for:
        • Entry into all postgraduate courses.
        • All applications based on work experience.
      6. A letter of reference or recommendation from your employer. Required for all applications based on work experience.

        This letter must be on company letterhead, documenting length of time working for that company and duties performed.

        If you are providing documentation to support work experience over a period of time and you have worked for multiple employers during that period, please provide a letter of reference for each separate employer.

      * A certified copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Requirements of supporting documents:

      • Documents must be scanned at the original size. If the document is larger than A4 then the document should be scanned in A4 sized portions without size reduction.
      • Applicants must ensure no portion of the document is missing (look out for page numbers).
      • If the document has markings or text on both sides (e.g. a registration number) then both sides must be scanned.
      • Scanned documents must be between 125 and 150 dots per inch.
      • File size of any single document should not exceed 3MB.
      • We cannot accept a photograph of a document.

TAFESA_Restricted_Course_Application_Form (PDF, 319 KB)

PDF applications should be emailed to: or faxed to: +61 3 8628 2989.

Study Materials

All study materials, exercises, assessments and other requirements associated with this course will be available through the online course page.


Specifications for all assessments are supplied online. Assessments may take the form assignments, reports or videos uploaded to the course web site, as well as forums and scheduled chat sessions.  It may also include multiple choice, true/false, short answer style questions.  It should be noted that a validation process will be used to ensure any video images required by an assessment are those of the student enrolled. 

Award Requirements

The SIT60307 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality requires successful completion of 47 units of study (29 core units plus 18 elective units).  Note that the course presented here assumes that the SIT50307 Diploma in Hospitality has been completed (23 core units plus 16 elective units).

This course therefore consists of 6 core units and 2 electives to meet the requirements of the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality.

Processes for Graduating

On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (SIT60307), including 29 core units plus 18 elective units the student will be required to submit an application to a designated Parchment officer who will process Certificate and notify student.

Recommended Study Pattern

Based upon a two year part time study load.

To maximise your studies, you are recommended to enrol into 2 or 3 units in each study period. However, you may also enrol in to individual units.

Group 1
SITXHRM002A Recruit, select and induct staff
SITXHRM006A Monitor staff performance

Group 2
BSBITU402A Develop and use complex spreadsheets
SITXFIN007A Manage physical assets
SITXINV003A Manage and purchase stock

Group 3
SITXMPR005A Develop and manage marketing strategies
SITXFIN008A Manage financial operations

Group 4
SITXMGT004A Develop and implement a business plan

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Recognition of prior learning is a process that assesses the individual’s formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required competency outcomes for partial or total completion of a qualification.

Applicants with relevant on-the-job experience or with completion of part of a relevant course may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you believe you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning you will need to provide details of your relevant qualifications or experience in the application form that can be found on the site for the course.

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