Cooking & Patisserie
Australia has become a melting pot of diverse cultures, and this has had a huge influence on its dynamic culinary scene. Be it Asian, Spanish, American or Italian, you are sure to find interesting interpretations and an Aussie take on all things. Australians are also dining out in larger numbers than ever before, making dining out a $25million growing industry. This also makes the Food and Beverages Services industry an important contributor in the country’s economy, and promises an ever-increasing plethora of opportunities for those who are passionate about making a career in food and cooking.
Australia offers many courses in Cooking and Patisserie, to build skills that will be helpful at hotels, resorts, bistros, restaurants and large-scale catering services. These courses are designed to get students well versed in the production, preparation and handling of food, maintenance of good standards of hygiene as well as other useful skills for the hospitality industry.
- Preparation of food with various equipment
- Maintaining the quality of perishable ingredients
- Food hygiene and food safety practices
- Environmentally sustainable work practices
- Maintaining cleanliness of kitchen equipment and premises
- Customer service essentials
Anyone who has completed Year 11 in home country, or some college could apply.
- Pearson Test of English Academic score of 46 and above, with a minimum communicative skill score of 40
- A minimum of IELTS of 5.5, overall, with a score of at least 5 in each of the components
- Certificate III in Patisserie
- Certificate IV in Patisserie
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
- Diploma in Hospitality
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
- Associate Degree in Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
The course duration varies from 0.5 years to 1.5 years, depending on the course chosen.
Based on earlier studies and work experience, students are eligible to earn credits for their chosen course. This will help save time, effort and course costs, as it will help avoid repetition. Moreover, the students will get a chance to focus on the units that they wish to learn and gives more time for practical work.
These courses prepare and allow students to work in a range of establishments where food is prepared and served, in the following roles:
- Head Chef
- Sous Chef
- Pastry Chef
- Demi Chef
- Second Chef
- Commis Chef
- Food and Beverage Manager
Commercial Cookery graduates can apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa, which will allow them to study, work and live in Australia after their course completion, for a period of 18 months to 2 years. They can choose to gain relevant work experience, which will be considered if they apply for Permanent Residency later on.
If you are keen to pursue your study in Cooking and Patisserie in Australia, we are here to help you make the right choice.