18 months full time
February, April, July
Australia’s hospitality industry is undergoing a period of rapid growth. A predicted 91,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the next five years, bringing the total workforce to over 970,000 people. Australians have a growing appetite for high quality food and drink, and they love going out. With the number of bars, restaurants and cafes growing all the time, the industry needs strong managers who can lead the way and provide top level service. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Hospitality Management provides in-demand hospitality management skills for success in an industry with unlimited potential for career advancement.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Hospitality Management teaches everything you’ll need, from making great coffee to developing leadership skills and managing a business’s budget. You’ll also earn your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate, readying you for bar work. You can start with a Certificate IV in a specialty area – hospitality, commercial cookery or patisserie for your first 12 months and move straight into the diploma for a further six months. You will be taught by industry-qualified professionals in modern, state-of-the-art facilities including an operational restaurant and fully-equipped training bar. Learn in facilities featured on Masterchef and The Great Australian Bake-Off, work a kitchen alongside master chefs, such as Jarrod di Blasi and Donovan Cooke and put your skills to the test for real events, earning valued experience while you’re still studying
Graduates will have the skills and experience to either enter the industry in a supervisory role, or level-up on existing industry experience with further study. You may find employment at the operational and managerial level and pursue further management career opportunities in the general hospitality industry, including hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs and other hospitality establishments, including resorts, function centres and even cruise ships. This diploma is widely recognised as a perfect leg-up into a dynamic and growing industry.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and theory tests
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBDIV501||MANAGE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE||Core||60|
|BSBMGT517||MANAGE OPERATIONAL PLAN||Core||70|
|BSBTWK201||Work effectively with others||Elective||40|
|SITEEVT005||PLAN IN-HOUSE EVENTS OR FUNCTIONS||Elective||40|
|SITHFAB002||PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL||Elective||10|
|SITHFAB003||OPERATE A BAR||Elective||35|
|SITHFAB005||PREPARE AND SERVE ESPRESSO COFFEE||Elective||30|
|SITHFAB007||SERVE FOOD AND BEVERAGE||Elective||80|
|SITHFAB010||PREPARE AND SERVE COCKTAILS||Elective||20|
|SITHFAB014||PROVIDE TABLE SERVICE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE||Elective||110|
|SITHFAB016||PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD||Elective||40|
|SITHFAB017||PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD AND BEVERAGE MATCHING||Elective||50|
|SITHIND004||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN HOSPITALITY SERVICE||Elective||1|
|SITTTSL010||USE A COMPUTERISED RESERVATIONS OR OPERATIONS SYSTEM||Elective||120|
|SITXCCS007||ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES||Core||40|
|SITXCCS008||DEVELOP AND MANAGE QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE PRACTICES||Core||30|
|SITXFIN003||MANAGE FINANCES WITHIN A BUDGET||Core||30|
|SITXFIN004||PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS||Core||30|
|SITXFSA001||USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY||Elective||15|
|SITXGLC001||RESEARCH AND COMPLY WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS||Core||80|
|SITXHRM003||LEAD AND MANAGE PEOPLE||Core||60|
|SITXMGT001||MONITOR WORK OPERATIONS||Core||20|
|SITXMGT002||ESTABLISH AND CONDUCT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS||Core||60|
|SITXWHS003||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES||Core||30|
|SITXWHS005||Participate in safe work practices||Elective||12|
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Textbooks and workbooks are provided in tuition fees.
Hospitality Stream: A food and beverage (waiter's) uniform will also need to be purchased at an approximate cost of $130.
Cookery and Patisserie Stream: A chef’s uniform and tool kit will also need to be purchased at an approximate cost of $450.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.