Diploma of Hospitality Management

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. It provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers include hotels, motels, restaurants, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. It allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Course Fee:

International: $14,800

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Lower level qualification in a relevant area of study or relevant employment experience strongly recommended.


28 units: 13 core; 15 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Implement and monitor WHS practices; Establish and conduct business relationships; Monitor work operations; Lead and manage people; Roster staff; Manage finances within a budget; Research and comply with regulatory requirements; Manage conflict; Develop and manage quality customer service practices; plus more. Electives: Plan and monitor espresso coffee service; Manage on-site event operations; Use hygienic practices for food safety; Use food preparation equipment; Use hygienic practices for hospitality service; Provide accommodation reception services; Coordinate cooking operations; Work effectively in hospitality service; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Palmerston No info No Full time 2 years
Palmerston No info No Part time 4 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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