The Diploma of Hospitality Management is aimed at highly skilled senior operators who combine hospitality and managerial skill, as well as sound industry knowledge to coordinate hospitality operations. An independent operator, the qualified individual is responsible for others, and for a range of operational decisions. The qualification creates a range of career choices within the hospitality sector, where one can work as a small business manager or departmental manager. Some of the employers who would be looking at hiring the individual might include coffee shops, pubs, clubs, catering companies, motels, hotels and restaurants. The qualification offers the opportunity to practice a variety of skills, or to specialise in food and beverage, gaming, cookery or accommodation services.