COOKERY & PATISSERIE

Food and beverage is a major industry sector for the Australian economy.

This program is specially designed for students with a passion for food and cooking in a large scale. This type of cooking would take place in hotels, bistros, restaurants, resorts, etc. Students will be taught production of food, preparing and handling food, maintaining a good hygiene in the workplace as well as essential skills such as team work and budgeting within hospitality amongst many others.

If you are a food lover and cooking is what makes you happy we can help you choose the right course for you!


  • Safe Food Handling Practice
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Use food preparation equipment
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Completed Year 11
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score 46 (no communicative skill score less than 40) or;
  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component).

Depending on relevant educational history and work experience, students are eligible for credit towards the programme they have chosen. This helps avoid repetition in picking up the already learned subjects and qualifications from any previous education - minimising the course costs, improving focus on other units effectively shortening course duration and allowing them to dedicate more time for practical training.

  • Certificate III (1 year) + Certificate IV (1.5 year) + Diploma (0.5 year)

Occupations:

  • Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Demi Chef
  • Second Chef
  • Commis Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Cook

Average Salary:

Years Average Salary
Entry Level
0-5 Years
$ 46,000
Mid-career
5-10 Years
$ 49,000
Experienced
10-20 Years
$ 51,000

Graduates of Commercial Cookery courses are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa.  Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, are allowed to stay for two (2) years.  An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

Students who successfully complete the Construction and Building program are eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, are allowed to stay for two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

This would give them a chance to obtain related local work experiences which may help them get Permanent Residency in Australia. Because of the increasing requests for graduates from the Commercial Cookery program, these jobs are constantly posted in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

A few examples of the job postings are Chef, Cook, Baker, and Pastry cook. Regular procedures for different visa types are carried out by a certified person in charge, which is an essential step in the visa application process for migration processes like Permanent Residency or for procuring sponsorship for work.