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The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management at TAFE NSW prepares you for senior management roles in the hospitality industry.

Strengthen your leadership skills and business capabilities so you can open your own business or step up into roles like operations manager, club secretary or manager, café manager or executive chef.

With a combination of practical experience and the latest industry knowledge, this course will give you the skills you need to succeed in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries.

**This qualification is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available**


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Manage finances, assets and budgets
  • Recruit, select and induct staff
  • Monitor staff performance and work operations
  • Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Establish and maintain a work health and safety system


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in hospitality management, including:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Advanced sales techniques and relationship management
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Preparing and implementing business plans
  • Managing diversity in the workplace


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that equip you with the confidence to work in a range of hospitality settings with colleagues, clients and customers:

  • Collaboration and team work
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management


Technology is changing the way the global hospitality industry operates. Apps in particular, are increasingly important in the way hoteliers manage guest services and can now control many aspects of the guest cycle and experience.

Social networks and hospitality rating platforms like TripAdvisor have had a big impact on customers. This has led to increased transparency in the industry and ultimately, to improved quality of service provided by hospitality organisations.

As the standard of service increases in the hospitality industry, new job profiles have emerged to meet the challenge. Qualifications and quantitative competencies (like forecasting and budgeting) are becoming important for success in the industry.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

English Language Requirements:
Location Requirements:
  • Only TAFE NSW Ryde and Ultimo offer packages of Certificate IV Commercial Cookery and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management with direct credits.

Additional Requirements:
  • The NSW Liquor and Gaming Regulations require students be 18 years of age or older if they are undertaking units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations.

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training) is required for the achievement of competencies to receive the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Work placement is a critical part of your success in this course, a teacher will assist you in gaining unpaid work placement with a hospitality establishment in line with TAFE NSW policy. This will happen once you have gained enough knowledge to operate safely in the workplace.

Your work placement will be supported and monitored by TAFE NSW. As well as the in-class training and assessment you will be required to complete 144 hours (36 supervisory shifts) of work placement during scheduled service periods working in a real industry environment.

We recommend that you seek paid employment to meet this requirement and the teacher will advise if your workplace is suitable.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • An interest in moving into leadership and management roles

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

The NSW Liquor and Gaming regulations require students to be at least 18 years old if they undertake units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations.

You need to be at least 18 years old to complete the electives below:


  • Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA)
  • Provide responsible gambling services (RCG)

Students who complete the RSA and RCG electives will receive a competency card from NSW Liquor and Gaming allowing you to serve or supply alcohol and/or work with gaming machines.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$14,360
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,360
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$14,360
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,360


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules 33 Units must be completed
  • 16 core units, 17 elective units consisting of
  • 1 unit from Group A, 1 unit from Group B, 9 units from Group C, 6 units from Group C elsewhere in the SIT Training Package or any other current Training Package or accredited course
  • Core Units
  • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
  • SITXFIN005 Manage physical assets
  • SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
  • SITHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance
  • SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
  • SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXMPR007 Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • SITXWHS004 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
  • SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
  • SITHKOP006 Plan catering for events or functions
  • SITHKOP007 Design and cost menus
  • SITHKOP008 Select catering systems
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • BSBMKG401 Profile the market
  • SITXMPR001 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
  • SITXMPR002 Create a promotional display or stand
  • SITXMPR003 Plan and implement sales activities
  • SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities
  • SITXMPR005 Participate in cooperative online marketing initiatives
  • SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast-based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • SITHPAT007 Prepare and model marzipan
  • SITHPAT008 Produce chocolate confectionery
  • SITHPAT009 Model sugar-based decorations
  • SITHPAT010 Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
  • SITTPPD005 Develop host community awareness of tourism
  • SITTPPD007 Research and analyse tourism data
  • SITTPPD008 Develop tourism products
  • SITTPPD009 Develop environmentally sustainable tourism operations
  • SITTPPD010 Develop culturally appropriate tourism operations
  • CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation of premises
  • CPPSEC3018A Provide for the safety of persons at risk
  • SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • SITHIND001 Use hygienic practices for hospitality service
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and provide quality, personalised services to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.