Brisbane has a lot to offer – we’ve got all the perks of Melbourne and Sydney, and it’s fast emerging as one of the world’s hottest cities to study, work, and live in.
Not to mention, when you live in Brisbane, you’ll enjoy fantastic weather, year-round!
If you’re looking to start a career in a commercial kitchen, Academia is the place for you.
Studying commercial cookery in Brisbane is the perfect start to a rewarding, exciting, and ever-changing career in the dynamic hospitality industry.
Imagine working with other like-minded cooks to create wonders in the kitchen! Stop daydreaming and start cooking. The first step? Getting the right qualification!
Explore our commercial cookery courses in Brisbane (also offered at our Melbourne campus!)
1. Commercial cookery courses to suit everyone’s needs
Whether you’re fresh out of high school, making a dramatic career change, or you’ve already got some experience under your belt and are looking to upskill, our commercial cookery classes in Brisbane have you covered!
Academia offers a variety of courses, each of which is designed to meet the specific needs of different students entering our cooking and hospitality school.
Our commercial cookery courses cater to the expertise students already have, as well as the skills they wish to acquire.
We offer courses at several levels, including:
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
- Diploma of Hospitality Management (Major in Commercial Cookery)
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Major in Commercial Cookery)
When looking at commercial cookery in Brisbane, you’ll want to think about your future goals.
Where do you want to go, and what do you hope to achieve by enrolling in a cooking course and obtaining your qualification?
One of the great things about Academia is that we offer pathways for our students to not only build a career, but to find an avenue that will help them land their dream job.
We don’t just stop at cooking classes, we can help you reach even higher heights with courses in hospitality management and Patisserie.
Certificate III and IV in Commercial Cookery
If you have limited to no experience working in a kitchen then you can start with the Certificate III.
This serves as an introduction into commercial cookery, where you’ll learn the basic cooking skills (as well as kitchen safety) to join the industry at an entry-level.
If you’re looking to expand your skills beyond the basics, the Certificate IV will build on the skills you already have in commercial cookery (or have obtained during the Certificate III).
The Certificate IV prepares you to take on a more supervisory role within a kitchen environment.
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Eager to receive a qualification that will allow you to take on a managerial role anywhere in the hospitality industry, be it a restaurant, hotel, or any other business?
If so, the Diploma of Hospitality Management might be just what you need!
Academia offers two separate qualifications depending on where you want to take your career:
- Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Featuring work placements both in and out of the kitchen, you will learn about the administrative side of running a hospitality business such as inventory management, planning, budgeting and more.
You can choose to major in Commercial Cookery, Patisserie, or Operations through our Hospitality Management Diploma and Advanced Diploma.
2. Get real-world experience in one of Brisbane’s best establishments
When it comes to something as hands-on as commercial cookery in Brisbane, classroom learning just won’t cut it – you need real experience in a real kitchen!
Academia’s Brisbane campus is set up with workshops that closely mimic the environment you’ll find in a restaurant, hotel, or other hospitality business.
What’s more, we also have strong relationships with many Brisbane hotels and restaurants.
Networking is an incredibly important part of every field, even cooking.
When you choose an institution that has already created these relationships, you can use that network to create your own connections.
Here are just a couple of establishments you might find yourself participating in placement as part of your commercial cookery course:
- Grand Hyatt Brisbane
- The Westin Brisbane
- Park Hyatt Brisbane
- The RACV Club Brisbane
- The Sheraton Brisbane
Academia helps students kick-start their careers by providing a work placement opportunity in one of these world-class hospitality establishments.
Many of our students go on to receive offers for permanent employment once their course is complete!
“Over the past 4 years, we have appointed more than 30 Academia students into permanent kitchen positions.”
– Michelle McIntosh, Learning and Development Manager, Langham Hotel
3. Enjoy a diverse career with Academia’s commercial cookery courses in Brisbane!
Our commercial cookery courses in Brisbane provide a wide range of experience.
In addition to kitchen work, we also prepare you for roles including:
And if you decide to continue your studies and complete a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, you could find yourself running the entire kitchen!
However, if you don’t fancy yourself as the boss of all the operations, you could also work as a concierge. It’s a chance to get yourself stuck into some customer service. If you’re a people person, it might be just the ticket for you!
And if you want a career in desserts, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Patisserie or Certificate IV in Patisserie. Imagine if creating decadent desserts, pastries, and cakes was your career – yes please!
Study commercial cookery in Brisbane and Melbourne
Enrol with Academia today!
Deciding what direction you want to take your career is only step one – just as important is ensuring that you enroll at an institution that’s able to take you in that direction.
And that’s where Academia comes in.
No matter where you want to be in two, five, or 10 years, if it’s in hospitality, commercial cookery in Brisbane can take you there!
You’ll be trained by experienced instructors with years of real-world experience in the field, and guided by leaders who know you by name.
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