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Commercial Cookery Courses

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Study commercial cookery with workplacement in Australia’s most prestigious hotels

Each of our instructors are experienced professionals with years of commercial cookery and hospitality experience, which they’re more than willing to share with eager students like yourself!

Under their tutelage, you’ll learn everything there is about:

  1. Food safety standards
  2. Kitchen hygiene
  3. Inventory management
  4. Menu planning and costing
  5. Maintaining perishable goods

And we arrange work placement in Australia’s most prestigious hotels see: Industry partners

Combining theoretical learning with practice, with real industry experience commercial cookery courses offer you a well-rounded commercial cook, with a strong theoretical base as well as the practical skills to thrive in the competitive hospitality industry.

Learn from the experts and study a commercial cookery course at Academia today!

Cookery courses Melbourne & Brisbane

Are you ready to start your career in hospitality? Sharpen your skills in the kitchen with our cookery courses!

Join Academia’s school of commercial cookery!

Academia’s cookery school of Hospitality delivers fully approved and accredited commercial cookery courses in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

Whatever your goal, our commercial cookery school prepares students like you to work at Prep Cook and Demi Chef de Partie levels, where you’ll learn a range of skills for the hospitality and commercial cookery industries.

Our commercial cookery courses in Melbourne and Brisbane will help you:

  1. Learn advanced and technical cookery skills
  2. Establish staff supervision and management skills
  3. Develop a greater knowledge of finance

Whether you want to take your hospitality career to the next level, are retraining or simply break into the industry for the first time, a commercial cookery course might be just what you need to get the ball rolling.

Academia’s cookery school in Melbourne & Brisbane

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Code: SIT30821

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery equips you to learn the skills you need to work in a commercial kitchen.

Imagine working as a qualified cook in a restaurant, hotel, or even aboard a cruise ship!

Those are just some of the places a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery might take you.

Learn the basics of working effectively as a cook and know everything about all kinds of food preparation techniques as well as the application of safety in food handling. With this knowledge, you can find work just about anywhere.

Academia provides both theoretical learning and face-to-face classroom lessons, while practical training is conducted in our on-site kitchens. You’ll also complete 10 weeks (two days per week) of work placement in an Academia-affiliated hotel commercial kitchen.

After successfully completing this course, you can take your education even further by enrolling in our Certificate IV in Kitchen Management.

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Code: SIT40521

The Certificate IV in Kitchen Management builds on critical skills acquired in the Certificate III.

Take the lead in the workplace!

Learn everything from operations management, coaching others, and leadership skills essential for managing day-to-day operations in a commercial kitchen, or even in your own business.

If you strive for a managerial or leadership role in the kitchen and want to give your promotion potential a shot in the arm, this is the course for you. You could be working at a supervisory level at establishments such as:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Hotels
  3. Hospitals
  4. Airlines
  5. Catering companies
  6. Cafes

We know you have the passion - all you need now are the right skills to conquer the ever-changing and dynamic hospitality and food industry.

Upon successful completion, you can then enter the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery Stream) , either as a standalone or alongside your commercial cookery course!

Study commercial cookery with Academia

Awaken your inner MasterChef!

You’ve always dreamed of starting your own restaurant, or of turning your love for food into a fully-fledged career.

The first step? Getting certified.

Academia can help you turn your dreams into reality. With our diverse range of hands-on, practical commercial cookery classes in Melbourne and Brisbane, we can transform you from a hopeful into an actual hospitality pro.

Hospitality Management - Commercial Cookery Stream

Turn yourself into management material - combine your technical training with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, incorporating a major in Commercial Cookery to round off your training.

In addition to hands-on skills, you’ll also learn how to manage a team and take responsibility for a commercial kitchen and work operations, with training in areas including:

  1. Management skills
  2. Finance
  3. Budgeting

Hospitality management can be studied as a stand-alone subject, or in conjunction with a Certificate III or IV in Commercial Cookery.

Enrol today to maximise your chances of finding a job right after graduating and boost your promotion potential!

Study Commercial Cookery in Melbourne or Brisbane

Join the exciting and dynamic hospitality industry and cultivate your creative side by becoming a chef operating your own restaurant or joining a fine dining establishment!

Academia’s commercial cookery courses in Melbourne and Brisbane equip you with the right skills and training in order for you to be competent in working anywhere in the hospitality world.

Recognised as one of the best training institutes in Australia ( as our Industry Awards show), Academia International offers real training with real job outcomes, and a real chance of making a splash in the hospitality industry.

We are a recognised educational institution that provides high-quality education and training that will prepare you for a university or higher education institute.

Hotel Internships for Commercial Cookery Work Placement

Work in Top Hotels and Bring Out the Master Chef in You!

As a hands-on profession, it’s important that your commercial cookery education isn’t just conducted in the classroom.

Experience work in a real-life setting preparing you on what is ahead after you complete our commercial cookery course.

In addition to practical workshops, as part of the commercial cookery training that Academia provides, all of our hospitality students undertake up to 10 weeks internships at one of Melbourne's and Brisbane's finest 5-star hotels, including:

  1. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. The Langham Hotel
  3. The Westin Melbourne
  4. Park Hyatt Melbourne
  5. Blackfire restaurant Brisbane
  6. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton
  7. Westin Hotel Brisbane
  8. Sofitel Gold Coast broadbeach
  9. Sofitel Hotel Brisbane
  10. W Hotel Brisbane
  11. OTTO Restaurant Brisbane
  12. Hilton Brisbane
  13. Brunetti
  14. Pan Pacific
  15. Le Méridien
  16. Grand Chancellor

Commercial Cookery Courses & Pathway Options

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 12 months
SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie
Duration: 12 months
SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie
Duration: 6 months
SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 18 months
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months

Why Study At Academia?

Why Study commercial ccokery at academia

Study at Academia and experience the world

In addition to our local Students, Academia has on average 50 different nationalities attending our Vocational and English courses at any point in time.

Establish connections and build your network as you meet various people from all parts of the world.

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Education and Industry Awards

Academia is a leader in quality tuition and tertiary education, recognized by Industry and the Australian Government alike. For proof, check out our multiple industry awards.

Choose an excellent institution like Academia that meets (and exceeds) the global standard in quality education and training!

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Campuses Location & Facilities

Our campuses are situated in the central business districts of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, allowing you to see everything these two cities have to offer.

Our Hospitality Students have access to training kitchens, demonstration kitchens, commercial kitchens (through placement), spacious classrooms all with sunlight access, electronic projectors, and computer labs with free internet access during and outside class hours.

Experience the best educational facilities and learn better from a conducive environment that will inspire you to be the best in your field.

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mid-sized tertiary institution

We are not a large institution. And that’s exactly the way we like it.

Our smaller size gives us the best of both worlds - we are able to provide personalized care and a tailored training plan if ever you’ll encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects.

At the same time, we are also much better resourced than a smaller institution, allowing us to better prepare you for your future career.

Academia is here to guide you in every single step of your learning process and ensures that you leave our institute qualified and job-ready.

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