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SIT50416

091019B 

56 weeks

Restaurant manager; hotel manager; banquet or function manager; chef de cuisine; chef patissier; executive housekeeper; front office manager; kitchen manager; motel manager; sous chef; unit manager (catering operations)

Ashmore Campus

SIT50416 DIPLOMA

OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

FACULTY OF
HOSPITALITY

KEY BENEFITS

  • State-of-the-art facilities at our Ashmore Campus with classrooms equipped with the latest in interactive whiteboard technology
  • Enviable partnership with the renowned Ridgeway Group meaning our students have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at their quality restaurants
  • Highly-skilled trainers who are dedicated to our students’ success

OVERVIEW

Up-skill yourself and stand out from the rest by choosing to study your Diploma of Hospitality Management with Imagine Education.

Over 56-weeks you will receive in-depth theory and practical training from our dedicated hospitality trainers. With 36 service periods in a hospitality environment, you will gain valuable practical experience. You will gain the skills and knowledge to be a competent supervisor within various hospitality enterprises. Students who successfully complete this course will have the skills to operate independently, have responsibility for others, and make a range of operational business decisions.

Once you complete your course you may wish to continue your training by choosing our Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or you may choose to begin a career in this in-demand field!

TIMETABLE

TUTORIAL DAY

Monday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

RESEARCH DAY

Tuesday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have not completed a formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

COURSE UNITS

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BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace

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.

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

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BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

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.

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

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SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences

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.

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

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SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices

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.

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

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SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

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.

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

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SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget

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.

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

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SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets

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.

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

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SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements

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.

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

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SITXHRM002 Roster staff

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.

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

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SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people

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.

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

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SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations

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.

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

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SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships

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.

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

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SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

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.

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

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SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

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.

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SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service

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.

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

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SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions

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.

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

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SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to accept and process cash and other payments for products and services, and reconcile takings at the end of the service period or day.

The 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.

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

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SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

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.

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

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SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

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.

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SITHFAB003 Operate a bar

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.

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SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and serve a range of teas, non-espresso coffees and other non-alcoholic beverages. It requires the ability to select ingredients and equipment and to use a range of methods to make and present drinks.

It does not include making espresso coffee beverages, which is covered in SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee.

This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, and function and event venues.

The unit applies to kitchen staff and operational food and beverage attendants who work with very little independence and under the guidance of others.

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

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SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

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.

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

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SITHFAB011 Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs

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.

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SITHFAB012 Provide advice on Australian wines

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.

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SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food

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.

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

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SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff

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.

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

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SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies

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.

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

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SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide responsible gambling services, and to assist those customers who have issues with problem gambling.

Responsible gambling services must be provided wherever gambling activities are undertaken. In the hospitality industry, the gambling environment is usually referred to as the gaming area and is provided in a range of venues, such as hotels, motels, clubs, pubs and casinos.

The major forms of gambling are wagering (racing and sport) and gaming (gaming machines, table games, Keno and lotteries). Both forms of gambling are relevant to the hospitality industry.

Hospitality venues may operate Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) outlets for wagering on racing and sport events. They may also cover the full range of gaming activities, including operating gaming machines, table games, Keno and lotteries.

Responsible provision of gambling services is an essential underpinning skill for all hospitality personnel involved in the sale and service of gambling activities in licensed premises, including the licensee, gaming supervisors and gaming managers when involved in operational gambling activities.

The unit applies equally to frontline operational gambling personnel who operate with a limited level of autonomy and under some supervision and guidance from others. They would operate within predefined organisational procedures, and regulatory authority and industry and organisational codes of conduct.

Operational job roles would include gaming attendant, table game attendant, croupier and multi-skilled food and beverage attendant.

The unit also relates to satisfying the requirements for providing responsible gambling services under state and territory legislation. The terms used to describe this vary across state and territory regulatory bodies and can include Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG), Responsible Service of Gaming, or Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG).

Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state and territory gaming licensing authority to determine accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

Under differing state and territory legislation this is a required certification unit for certain nominated personnel operating in licensed gambling premises.

The requirement to ensure compliance with organisational policies, legal obligations and codes of practice for gambling venues is not covered by this unit but may be found in SITHGAM014 Manage gaming activities.