Course Description

Grow and manage a successful hospitality small business

One of the main reasons small businesses fail is lack of management expertise. Get the right mix of skills and practical training to run a successful small business in the hospitality industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people in Australia.

The hospitality industry covers a vast range of employment sectors from cafes, restaurants, hotels and motels, to resorts, casinos, pubs, clubs and more. This nationally recognised qualification includes a relevant work placement, where you will make industry contacts and learn practical skills needed to successfully run your own small business.

Small business – big opportunities

You will learn about hospitality fundamentals like customer service, managing conflict, safe work practices and budgets. At the same time, you focus specifically on small business management principles including establishing legal and risk management requirements, effective marketing and promotion, and planning and implementing sales activities.

The SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality (specialising in Small Business Management) will provide you with the essential skills needed to run or open your own small business in a hospitality environment.


This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Small Business Manager
  • Small Business Owner