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!

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

  • SITXFIN005 Manage physical assets
  • SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance
  • SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
  • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • SITXWHS004 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system

Job outcome:

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a senior manager in large organisation or small business owner or manager. Possible job titles include:

  • Food and beverage manager
  • Operations manager
  • Cafe owner or manager
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Sales and marketing coordinator

Pathway to Further Study:

  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management | SIT60313 = 27 credit points (over 1 year) towards UC's Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (MGB401.1)



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$13,700.00 (US$ 10,268) per year
Course fee: AUD $6,850 per semester; Textbooks: AUD $300
Start date

July 2021, October 2021


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.