Studying commercial cookery in Brisbane? Get to know public transport

commercial cookery in Brisbane

So you’ve decided to study commercial cookery in Brisbane with Academia.

You’ve packed all the essentials, found a place to live, and are so excited to start learning!

First off, we’re honoured you’ve decided to study with us… you won’t regret it!

Secondly, we want your time here to be as enjoyable as possible. For out-of-towners like yourself, you’ll need to start by learning how to find your way around.

Don’t have your own car? Don’t sweat it – Brisbane is well supplied in all things public transport!

To help you get started, we’ve put together this quick list of the public transport options near Academia, helping you make the most of your time here – not just academically, but socially, too!

Planes, trains and automobiles: a crash course in Brisbane’s public transport network

If you’re going to be living and studying commercial cookery in Brisbane, you need to know your way around public transport.

To kick things off, know that Brisbane has two main means of getting around: our trains and our buses.

In this blog we’re just going to let you know the closest stations and stops to Academia.

After all, if you choose to study in Brisbane with us, or have a work placement in Brisbane’s CBD, you’ll need to know how to get here!

If you want to get a closer look at all of the public transport in Brisbane you can click here.

Brisbane buses

Luckily for you, there are plenty of bus stops near Academia that will make it super easy for you to get to class on time – we are pretty much smack bang in the middle of Brisbane, after all!

Some of the nearby bus stop include:

  • Ann Street Stop 6: 270m walk
  • Queen Street Stop 67 near Adelaide St: 300m walk
  • Wharf Street Stop 163 near Leichhardt St:  450m walk
  • St Pauls Terrace Stop 235 near Boundary St: 500m walk
  • Gotha Street Stop 236 near St Pauls Tce: 600m walk

Each of these bus stops services different bus lines that’ll take you in just about every direction.

Whether you rely solely on the bus, or are using the bus to get to your train station, you can get where you need to be with Brisbane’s extensive bus network! 

Brisbane trains

Our students at Academia are lucky – in addition to several bus stops, our campus in Brisbane is also wedged between two major train stations:

  • Central Station: 600m walk
  • Fortitude Valley Station: 850m walk

At Academia, you’ll only ever be a couple of minutes away from train services.

When you are using the trains, you pay for your ticket from a fare machine or the ticket office at the train station.

Like the name suggests, Central Station is, well, central. As Brisbane’s main rail hub, every urban train line runs through here.

Facing heading away for the weekend or during your breaks? Trains from here even service the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast!

To the north, there’s also the option of Fortitude Valley Station. As the next station up from Central Station, it also services each of Brisbane’s rail lines (just like Central.)

Brisbane’s public transport tickets

So now you know what your options are – the next thing to do is think tickets.

The best way to get around is with a go card.

Simply load the card with money either online or in-person and touch on at the beginning of your journey – your fare will automatically be calculated and deducted from your balance.

Depending on your circumstances, you might also be eligible for a student card – this cuts your rate by 50% compared to standard fares.

Do you only use public transport sporadically? Have your own car already?

There’s still the option for paper tickets. These can be purchased on the bus or in the station, and are valid for 2 hours of travel on all public transport – perfect for one-off journeys.

If you ask us however, we still recommend getting a go card.

For starters, you never know when you might need it – what’s more, you’ll also enjoy a cheaper fare, no matter which zone you’re in.

Landmarks to look out for if you get lost

We understand that when you come to a new city, it can take a while to get your bearings.

That’s why it’s important to get an idea of all the landmarks you might see  around Academia’s Brisbane campus.

Centenary Place Park

Distance from Academia: 5-minute walk

Located between Wickham, Gotha and Ann Streets, this park is a great place to catch up on class work and study, or just unwind with friends and a frisbee!

To get to Academia from Centenary Place, exit the park at the south end, and follow Turbot Street (look for the bike hire station). We’ll be on the right on Raff Street!

Sofitel Brisbane

Distance from Academia: 6-minute walk

The Sofitel Hotel is located mere steps from Central Station, on Turbot Street.

It can be reached from Academia’s campus on foot in just a few minutes. Infact, you might even become familiar with it if you’re studying commercial cookery: you may complete your placement here!

(Or, at one of many established Brisbane hotels and restaurants.)

Cathedral Square

Distance from Academia: 3 minute walk

If you’re at Cathedral Square, you’re just down the street from Academia… and we mean that literally!

Simply head on to Burbot Street and walk in a north-east direction until you the corner of Turbot and Raff – we’ll be in the building on the left.

Interested in Academia’s commercial cookery courses in Brisbane?

Are you thinking about studying commercial cookery in Brisbane? Look no further than Academia!

We have a course suited for everyone’s commercial cookery needs. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to take your career in hospitality to the next level, we can help.

In addition to classes and theoretical lessons, Academia places a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on learning. You’ll be assessed while working in our on-campus kitchens, and will also enjoy placement in one of Brisbane’s top hotels and restaurants.

Work placement is the perfect opportunity to put your newly acquired skills into practice, giving you a taste of working a real-world commercial kitchen!

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 

Eager to get started in hospitality?

If so, this is the course for you!

Learn all the skills you’ll need to kickstart a thriving career working in commercial kitchens.

Working under qualified and experienced instructors, you’ll receive a wide education, incorporating theory and practical lessons:

  • Learning how to use food preparation equipment
  • Preparing a wide range of different foods
  • Safe food handling practices
  • Kitchen safety and hygiene

Click here to learn more.

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

If you’re looking to improve your career, this certificate might be just what you need.

In addition to most of the core units in the Certificate III, the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery also incorporates units that prepare you for a leadership position in the kitchen.

You’ll learn additional skills such as menu planning and leadership and management skills.

Click here to learn more.

Contact Academia today to study commercial cookery in Brisbane

Whether you’re a fresh high school graduate or looking to take your career in hospitality to the next level, Academia’s commercial cookery courses give you all the preparation you’ll ever need.

If you want to find out more about the courses we offer you can contact us on the numbers below. Our commercial cookery courses are also offered at our Melbourne campus. 
Give our friendly career advisors a call and let’s help you take the first step towards an exciting career in commercial cookery! Enquire now or call today: