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Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (International)

ICAE > International > Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (International)
Course ID
Rapid Creek
On Campus, Workplace

If you are planning a career in hospitality management, ICAE’s Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management course is the perfect preparation. The course, delivered by our team of highly trained and internationally experienced teachers, prepares graduates to become highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. Graduates are prepared to operate with significant autonomy, and be responsible for making important strategic business management decisions.

Duration: 52 weeks (two semesters)

Semester 1: On-campus Tuition Semester
21 Weeks
On-campus classes: 21 hours per week
Paid work rights: up to 40 hours per fortnight (14 days)

Semester 2: Industry Placement Semester
20 Weeks
No on-campus classes during Industry Placement
Paid work rights: up to 45 hours per week

11 weeks
Paid work rights: unlimited

Interested? View the course guide, apply, or request more information on the Contact Us page.

This Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector and for a diversity of employers including restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. The Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

How you study

The first semester of your Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management course is spent undertaking advanced practical and theory tuition delivered on campus, utilising industry-standard bar and restaurant equipment in ICAE’s fully equipped training bar and restaurant areas. This is the semester where you will develop the skills and acquire the knowledge that will help you gain your ultimate job for your next semester, Industry Placement.

Your second semester is spent entirely in the workplace, undertaking Industry Placement (IP). IP is where you develop your skills, demonstrate your competence, and build the critical foundations and contacts for a career in hospitality. If you are offered employment for your IP, you will receive a minimum of AUD$17 per hour, and you can work for up to 45 hours per week.

Course structure

All students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management qualification must undertake all the Core Units, plus 17 electives as guided by ICAE. International students undertake elective units as prescribed by ICAE, indicated in the unit list with *.  (see Unit List)

Career opportunities

Area manager or operations manager
Café owner or manager
Club secretary or manager
Head chef
Motel owner or manager
Executive chef
Executive housekeeper
Executive sous chef
Food and beverage manager
Rooms division manager


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