Move confidently from running the day to day issues of a department to the future direction of a resort, club or hospitality unit. Take on a leadership position, inspire your staff and make sure customers leave your venue with a smile on their faces.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lead a team so they perform at their best
Coordinate with food and drink suppliers
Oversee stock levels, kitchen operations and events
Provide excellent customer service
Manage financial transactions
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at diploma level
Confidence to manage day to day hospitality operations, from rostering and budgeting to creating an operational plan
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
A pathway into the Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees specialising in hospitality and hotel management
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.
Be employed in the hospitality industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
Have a signed traineeship contract
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Reached at least 17 years of age so you are able to work in the industry serving alcohol at the completion of your course after you turn 18
Identified if you have any cultural considerations around serving alcohol as alternate speciality units can be made available to facilitate course completion
A willingness to work a variety of hours and shifts during busy periods
An interest in working in leadership and management roles
A passion for the hospitality industry
Great communication skills
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: banquet or function manager, bar manager, café manager, club manager, executive housekeeper, front office manager, gaming manager, kitchen manager, motel/hotel/resort manager, restaurant manager and unit manager catering operations.
Liquor & Gaming NSW regulates the liquor industry in NSW. They have approved TAFE NSW to deliver this training. At the completion of your course, present your interim RSA/RCG certificates to Service NSW to get your competency card that permits you to work in the industry serving, selling or supplying alcohol. Recognition of NSW RSA and RCG competency in other jurisdictions: Responsible service of alcohol legislative and knowledge requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state authority to see if your NSW RSA and RCG competency is recognised.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Hospitality Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 28 units of competency, including 11 core and 17 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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