What will I learn?

Skilled chefs are in high demand in the hospitality industry worldwide, with the ability to work in hotels, restaurants, cafe's, conference centres, private catering companies, healthcare environments or tourism and travel venues.

Train in world-class commercial kitchens to develop your skills and cookery experience from preparing food in a modern kitchen environment, through to managing people and coordinating cooking and work operations with confidence.

Further your career options by learning high-level business, strategic, financial and personnel functions of the broader hospitality industry, with CIT's Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

Industry Placement

Establish future career opportunities and experience the industry first-hand with 720 hours of paid industry experience! (Approximate hours: Diploma Ð 120 hours)

Why study at CIT?

  • Seven training kitchens on campus
  • In-house commercial restaurant and cafe
  • Learn from award-winning chefs
  • Use CIT's network to connect you to employment opportunities
  • Be part of the exciting food scene in the Canberra region with plenty of job opportunities for hospitality students
  • Get support to find industry placement

Course Subject:

Core: Complete all 7 subjects

  • SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experience
  • SITXHRM002 Roster staff
  • SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service
  • SITFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets

Electives: Complete 1 subject

  • SITHAS008 Prepare Asian cooked dishes

Job outcome:

Restaurant manager, banquet or function manager, executive chef, kitchen manager, motel manager, unit manager (catering operations), sales and marketing assistant, human resources assistant.

Pathway to Further Study:

  • Diploma of Hospitality Management | SIT50416 = 24 credit points (1 year) towards UC's Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (MGB401.1)



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$17,300.00 (9,37,161) per year
Course fee: AUD $8,650 per semester; Material fees: AUD $120
Start date

Expected July 2022


Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

CIT Reid Campus,

37 Constitution Avenue,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements

  • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry.

English requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 46
  • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.