SIT50422-Diploma of Hospitality Management


This qualification reflects the role of chefs and cooks who have a supervisory or team-leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

This course is targeted at international students who are:

Seeking to pursue a career in roles as chefs and cooks.
Seeking a supervisory or team-leading role in the kitchen.
Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
Completing this course may provide you with employment or learning opportunities. Potential employment options are in the kitchen sector. Further education pathways may include the SIT60322– Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

The following units are included in this course, and all are required for the award of the qualification. If you successfully complete some but not all units, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment.


 Manage diversity in the workplace



 Manage operational plan



 Enhance customer service experiences



 Develop and manage quality customer service practices



 Manage conflict



 Manage finances within a budget



 Prepare and monitor budgets



 Research and comply with regulatory requirements



 Roster staff



 Lead and manage people



 Monitor work operations



 Establish and conduct business relationships



 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices



 Develop menus for special dietary requirements



 Work effectively as a cook



 Prepare seafood dishes*



 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes



 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups



 Produce cakes, pastries and breads*



 Prepare poultry dishes



 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery



 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system



 Use food preparation equipment



 Provide service to customers



 Coach others in job skills



 Use hygienic practices for hospitality service



 Receive and store stock



 Monitor staff performance


*Please be advised that our elective course offerings are periodically updated to align with industry trends, student feedback, and regulatory requirements, ensuring our curriculum remains current and relevant.

This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face classroom sessions and Scheduled Online learning. The timetable for the course will be provided in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. The qualification spans 78 weeks, broken down into the following components:

Six (6) terms, each lasting 10 weeks (totaling 60 weeks)
Holiday breaks totaling 18 weeks (as specified in the timetable)
Students are expected to attend 14 hours of classroom training per week and dedicate 6 hours per week to Scheduled Online learning. Additionally, homework is anticipated to take approximately 2 hours a week.

Class sessions comprise a blend of theoretical and practical activities, emphasizing the application of knowledge in real-life workplace scenarios. Apart from classroom learning and structured Scheduled Online learning, completion of assessments is a requirement for this course. Assessment methods may include:

Presentations and demonstrations
Individual tasks
Case studies
Research projects
Role plays
Practical demonstrations
Group work
At the commencement of each unit, your trainer and assessor will provide an overview of the assessment tasks to be completed. Modern classrooms with Wi-Fi access will be utilized for your classes, and designated areas for relaxation and additional study are available. Each unit in the course is accompanied by a relevant Student Guide.

Maintaining satisfactory progress and attendance in the course is crucial to fulfill visa requirements. Please carefully review the details in the International Student Handbook for comprehensive information. Additional guidance on course progress and attendance expectations will be provided during your orientation.

We provide various support and welfare services, including:

Additional classes tailored to identified needs.
Accessibility to trainers and assessors through email, Zoom, in-person meetings, and phone communication.
Two complimentary assessment attempts.
Reasonable adjustments made in both training and assessment processes.
Ongoing dialogues between staff and students to stay informed about course progress.
Supportive conversations aimed at assisting students.
If you have been away from academic studies for an extended period, are learning English as a second language, or require extra help with literacy or numeracy, we will assess your specific support needs during the application and enrollment process. Based on these needs, we may develop a personalized Student Support Plan to ensure you receive the necessary assistance.

The resource requirements for the course include:

A laptop with Office 365 or a similar program for use during classes.
Minimum specifications for a PC or MacOS, including RAM, hard disk space, monitor resolution, and internet connectivity.
Access to Wi-Fi and modern classrooms.
Student Guides relevant to each unit in the course.
These resources are necessary to support the learning environment and ensure students can engage effectively in the coursework.

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at:

Overseas Students with significant prior work experience or equivalent qualifications can apply for course credits during the Enrolment process.

You can provide information regarding course credits by completing our Enrolment Form. Application for course credits will be assessed and your subsequent course duration & fee will be adjusted in the Student offer

Novus Education has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • be approved in the pre-enrolment evaluation to assess the suitability of the course for the student, and to understand student needs

International students must:

  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

Alternatively, English language proficiency can be established through documented proof of:

  • Completion of an AQF level 4 or above course in Australia within the last 2 years.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

To receive a breakdown of your tuition costs, please reach out to us at Detailed payment plan and payment arrangements will be provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Novus College provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover. Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

Academic Certificates
proof of English language proficiency as
specified in the entry requirements.

After completing the enrolment form and submitting all required supporting documents, if your application is successful, you’ll receive an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. Review these documents thoroughly to ensure you’re comfortable with the terms and conditions. Once you’re satisfied, sign the documents and send them back.

Upon receiving these signed documents, the institution will issue you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter along with an invoice for the initial payment. The commencement of the course will include orientation and induction sessions, providing information about campus facilities, living in Australia, accessing support services, and meeting course progress requirements.

Make sure to read the course outline along with Novus college’s International Student Handbook, available online at, for comprehensive information and guidelines.

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