What will I learn?

The Diploma of Hospitality Management can follow on from Certificate III and Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. This course pathway provides broad and diverse skills and knowledge in Hospitality and Cookery Management.

Offering a combination of theoretical and practical training, the course covers advanced units such as finance, sustainability, diversity and managing human resources, within a cookery setting. This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge for hospitality management roles.

Career Opportunities

Australian businesses value employees trained in staff management and may offer higher wages for their skills. The Average salary for a Chef in Australia is $56,886. (Source:

This qualification provides the skills and the knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified chef. Work could be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served. Employment opportunities exist with small businesses, larger hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, commercial catering operations, and event caterers in the following areas:

  • Professional Cook /Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Owner /Operator

Course Structure

Students will train alongside highly experienced professional chefs in fully equipped kitchens and will have the opportunity to gain further workplace skills by completing placements with our industry partners.

To achieve a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, 28 units must be successfully completed:

13 Core Units

  • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
  • SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
  • SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
  • SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • SITXHRM002 Roster staff
  • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
  • SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
  • SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (22 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,000.00 (4,28,266) per year
Start date

7 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Drysdale Hobart Campus

59 Collins Street,



7000, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

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