Diploma of Hospitality Management
International Students

Course Code



Hospitality Management

Mode of study

Face to face in a classroom, practical training at VIA’s commercial kitchen with access to a simulated environment and work-based training at workplace.


Delivery location

Classroom based Face to Face delivery Location (On campus): 131 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065


Practical training location practical training component of this course will be delivered at VIA’s commercial kitchen at: Kitchen 4&5, 47-51 Boundary Road, North Melbourne, VIC 3051.



*Tuition fee: $14,000
Material fee: $900
Application fee: $200


National Code: SIT50416


CRICOS Code: 106792D


Course Duration: 104 Weeks


Core Units: 13


Elective Units: 15


Level: Diploma

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Course Structure

In order to achieve this qualification, student must complete following 28 unit of competencies. • 13 core unit, plus • 15 elective units The volume of learning for the qualification is 1712 hours. This comprises of: Amount of Training (1306 Hours)

  • 880 hours of theory training
  • 166 Hours of practical training
  • 260 hours of work-based training in workplace kitchen as part of practical placement
Assessment (406 hours)
  • 232 of classroom assessment hours for knowledge and skills Assessment including time allocated for theory tests, projects, role plays, case study and scenario.
  • 174 of kitchen assessment hours for kitchen practicals.
  • This will be delivered over 104 weeks of course duration including 80 weeks delivery plus 24 weeks holidays. Students are required to attend a minimum 20-28 scheduled course contact hours per week.
Assessment Methods Knowledge test- Multiple Choice, Worksheets-Written Questions, Practical demonstration in training/workplace kitchen, Role play, Case studies/Scenario, Presentation, Logbook, Project Work


Pathways from the qualification- SIT60316 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management Note: VIA doesn’t offer SIT60316- Advanced diploma of Hospitality Management and neither guarantees any pathway in to further studies. Employment/Career pathway Units in this qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in: Possible job titles include: • chef de cuisine • chef patissier • kitchen manager • Restaurant Manager • motel manager • sous chef • unit manager catering operations. Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register ( and/or, it doesn't imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. VIA doesn't claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.

Entry Requirements

Enrolment Information

  • A completed application form and signed agreement
  • Identification documents, one of which is a photo of the student such as a driver’s license.
All students are required to meet following requirements in order to be accepted into this course at Victorian International Academy: Minimum Age Requirement Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form. Academic Requirements To enter into this qualifications delivered at VIA, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or senior secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary School examination. Computer Literacy Requirement Students enrolling into this course must have basic computer skills. Student are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form provided along with the application form. Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students may contact the institute for any further information or assistance. English Language Requirements for International students: International students applying for this course at VIA either off-shore or on-shore will require: Either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course; or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course; or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course; Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable. OR i. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States. OR ii. to provide evidence that, within two years* of their signed written agreement date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework. Test evidence table: The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at VIA. *The date when VIA receives the signed written agreement (either through email or in hand)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Students undertaking this course must possess sound must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, etc. To determine this, all students wanting to study at VIA are required to undertake LLN Test prior to the commencement of the course. Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support and/or external support. LLN test will be conducted on campus by using an ACSF mapped online LLN assessment tool - LLN Robot - under the supervision of qualified LLN assessor. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test according to the following qualification: Qualification SIT 50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management Performance Level ACSF Level 4 Students are required to achieve expected level of performance level as per the required level. Where a student does not achieve the required LLN score for this qualification, LLN support* will be provided to the student, providing the student achieves the required performance level in at least three of the core skill elements and only fails to achieve the required score in the other 2 areas by 1 level. However, if student fails to demonstrate performance level in more than two core skills or fails to achieve required scores by more than level 1 in any of the skills, this will result in rejection of the application. A student failing to demonstrate the LLN level does not have the required skills to successfully obtain the qualification applied for and will be referred to explore other training pathways. *LLN support-If students do not meet the recommended English and/or LLN requirements, students will be referred for additional support which will be provided by the institute with ACSF Support Plan or students may also be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training, such as ELICOS programs at other institutes to ensure that students are provided with support and proper guidance. VIA does not offer ELICOS programs. ACSF Support plan is a plan developed for students who face difficulties in meeting LLN requirements. This plan is implemented for student to achieve expected learning outcome. Support learning outcomes will be provided in the areas where students have been identified as facing difficulty. Support will be provided if a student’s exit level is less than the required level. Support plan for students will be developed on individual case by case basis. Support plan can be created in areas namely: 1. Learning 2. Reading 3. Numeracy 4. Writing 5. Oral Communication If required, students can also be provided with support in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation. Students must contact VIA to seek assistance or support in LLN. Refer to LLN policy for more details. Students are requested to speak to LLN Support officer or Training Manager to discuss about the support measures that they might need. VIA will provide support with no additional cost.

Pre-Training Review

All students will undertake pre-training review prior to enrolment. PTR aims to identify student’s training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to student, basic computing skills and interview conducted by VIA’s enrolment officer. PTR will be conducted prior to the enrolment to review student's current competencies, student needs, English level, and support requirements including their oral communication skills, in order to enrol them in the most appropriate course to achieve their intended outcomes. Applicants are required to fill up the PTR form within the application form and answer all the questions in a true and correct manner. Any competencies previously acquired will be identified during PTR and the most appropriate qualification for that student to enrol in will be ascertained, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer). The pre-training review ensures that VIA:

  • understands the student’s reasons for undertaking the course
  • ensures the suitability of the training to the students
  • understands the student’s current competencies and therefore provides opportunities for these to be assessed
  • provides students with information necessary for them to make enrolment decision and to ensure that students reasons for undertaking qualification with VIA aligns with their previous experience in particular sector (If any), educational and career goal.
  • identifies possible Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer (CT), student’s English level, oral communication skills, knowledge on Language Literacy and Numeracy skills.
  • check if the training and assessment strategies employed to deliver the course suits the student’s needs, and
  • provides relevant support required for the student to succeed in the course.
Guidelines for PTR 1. Students are required to fill up the PTR form which is included in the Application form as “Appendix 1” and read all the details of their course, policies and procedures of the Institute before filling up the answers. Information can be made available from the website. 2. Students are required to answer the questions in a true and correct manner. Enrolment officer will ensure that PTR form received along with the application form is completed by the student intending to apply for the course. 3. Enrolment officer will conduct Pre-Training Review Interview via Telephonic Conversation or via Face to Face.
  • PTR Interview conducted via Telephone (for onshore and off-shore students)-If PTR Interview is conducted via telephone, Enrolment officer will call the student and check student’s identity like name, date of birth and/or course undertaken to ensure that the student has genuinely completed the information by himself/herself. For telephonic Conversation, a communication log will be retained by making notes of the response of the discussion by Enrolment Officer.
  • PTR Interview conducted Face to Face (for onshore students)- During face to face PTR interview, Enrolment officer will verify with the student if all the answers have been completed by the student. Discussion notes will be maintained and recorded by Enrolment Officer.
The discussion notes will be recorded in the “Summary of the Discussion” section by the Enrolment Officer (Office use). 4. During both Telephonic and/or Face to face PTR Interview, Enrolment officer will verify the answers provided by the student and check:
  • if the student is aware of the policies, procedures and other information necessary for the students.
  • if the student has received true and accurate information and if they are suitable to undertake the course/s.
5. I f students have not received sufficient information i.e. are not aware of the policies, procedures and other information necessary for students to make enrolment decision to study at VIA, Enrolment officer will provide necessary information to the student required to make enrolment decision. 6. For example: If students have answered “No” or have not answered the questions in the PTR form, Enrolment officer will provide students with true and accurate information so that students can make an informed decision about their enrolment in the courses at VIA. 7. While conducting PTR, Enrolment officer will take information from the Application form and Pre training review form to identify any support and needs required by the student which includes (but is not limited to) disability support, RPL/CT, English language support, etc. 8. At the final stage of the PTR, the Enrolment officer will fill up the pre training evaluation checklist to ensure that the student is enrolled in a course suitable to his/her needs, abilities, and study/career goals, and to recommend appropriate learning or other support. Enrolment officer will take holistic approach while assessing student’s answers during Pre-Training Review by ensuring that all the answers provided by students aligns with their educational and future goals. Enrolment officer will have a thorough discussion with the student and will offer support or guidance if required. Application Rejection Student’s Application will be rejected if:
  • Student does not have appropriate work experience, level of skills and the ability to undertake the course successfully.
  • Enrolment in the course is not aligned with the student’s educational goals, work/career goals and/or previous experience in that particular area (if any).
  • Student does not meet the entry requirements specified for the course including English requirements, academic requirements, age, and does not have the ability to undertake courses at VIA successfully.
  • Student does not have appropriate listening and oral communication skills as interpreted during PTR Interview.
Enrolment officer will inform the student before rejecting the application and discuss reasons for rejection. Students are encouraged to contact VIA administration on +61 3 9118 8225 to ask any doubts they may have. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer (CT) If a student is granted with RPL or course credit, VIA will give a written record of the decision to the overseas student to accept and will retain the written record of acceptance and payment receipts for two years after the overseas student ceases to be an accepted student. If student is granted with RPL or course credit, (overseas student’s course length is reduced), there will be reduction in course duration following granting of RPL and confirmation of enrolment (CoE) will be issued for the reduced duration of the course only. Any changes in course duration will be reported in PRISMS if RPL or course credit is granted after the overseas student visa is granted. Students are requested to refer to “Course Credit and RPL policy” for more details available on the website.

Materials and Equipment Requirement

VIA will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours, however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address). All learners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, and an email platform. Learners are required to have Kitchen kit including, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives) and other tools. Kitchen Kit is required to enter into the kitchen and to be able to undertake training in the kitchen effectively. Students are required to purchase Kitchen Kit including, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives) and other tools from the Institute or from any supplier outside. If required, Institute can suggest suppliers providing Kitchen Kit. Please Note: Material Fees will only include printed materials and handouts or books provided by the Institute. Students will have to pay separately for the Kitchen kit which includes, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives). Kitchen Kit - $500 including GST. If learners wish to discuss any of their matter relevant to their entry and study requirements further, please contact the institute on +61 3 9118 8225. Physical Abilities and handling complex foods: Learners are expected to have physical abilities and manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training effectively. Learners must be able to handle complex foods including cooking of various processed or raw meats, poultry, seafoods, dairy items and must keep in mind of any religious or dietary barriers to handle such foods before enrolling into these courses. In line with its access and equity policy, VIA will identify any such barriers presented by students during pre-training review call before enrolment and will identify and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible. Physical Fitness: Students are expected to have an understanding of physical abilities and manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training effectively. As part of this course students are expected to do manual handling, lifting heavy pots and pans. Commercial Kitchen: Students are required to participate in practical training as a part of completing these qualifications which will be delivered at Kitchen 4&5, 47-51 Boundary Road, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia. Along with practical training, students will also be required to participate in classroom-based theory learning which will be delivered at 131 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065, Australia.