Unleash the Cooking Master in You

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 A Commercial Cooking course will certainly benefit students who wish to pursue their passion for cooking, enhance their talents, and build a successful career. Completing the course will open up a range of opportunities for success in this dynamic global sector.

Check out these valid reasons why you should study Commercial Cooking:

Australian standard of living: Constantly topping the list of most liveable countries in terms of quality of life, education, income and its laid back nature, makes Australia ideal for international students. Ethnically diverse Australia can bring a new level of experiencing world culture.

World recognition: Australian Education is acclaimed in the world for its quality. Graduates of commercial cookery have a definite advantage when applying for jobs in Australia or in their chosen country.

Hospitality industry: Australia as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, has a thriving hospitality and food industry. As such, the industry is always in need of professionals to fill up the demands.

Creativity: Students will learn basic kitchen skills and at the same time explore their own creativity. Be it in the plating or skilfully producing a masterpiece for the eye's delight.

Other skills: Having excellent kitchen skills is not enough to be successful in the industry. Aspiring chefs are will also learn how to manage people, budget, create menus and or manage the restaurant.

Working with others: For a successful restaurant or kitchen to work, all staff will have to work hand in hand with the guidance of the head chef/supervisor. Aspiring chefs will learn the value of teamwork in order to achieve a common goal.

Hands-on experience: Students of Commercial Cookery are exposed to hands-on experience/placement usually provided by the institutions with their restaurant partners. A significant part of the program is honing the skills and having first-hand experience.

Potential employers: Graduates of Commercial Cookery can take advantage of the established industry which they can be employed in restaurants, clubs, pubs, hotels, resorts, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops, schools, hospitals or into large scale productions as in catering/airline catering or shipping line cruises.

Career path: Upon completing the diploma or degree in Commercial Cookery, aspiring chefs can obtain substantial work experiences and work towards achieving in developing their careers. Sample of job titles in commercial cookery:

  • Head Chef
  • Food and Beverage manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Chef de Partie
  • Restaurant Manager / Owner
  • Cooks

Degrees and courses: International students are able to select courses available being provided by reputable universities and institutions around Australia. A few of the degrees and courses are:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • Course duration: From 6 months to 4 years (full time)

Bright Future: Due to the high demand for chefs/cooks as with other sectors of commercial cookery, these occupations are listed consistently in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). Sample of which are Cook, Baker, Pastrycook and Chef. As with most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority is required as part of the visa application for work or migration purposes such as Permanent Residency. Commercial cookery degree graduates can look ahead in building a career and invest for a bright future in Australia.

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