What to Expect

Our cooking classes are delivered on campus in The Rocks, with time spent at our demonstration kitchen in Crows Nest. The demonstration kitchen allows students to develop the fundamental food and kitchen skills and knowledge prior to serving real guests in our restaurant, William Blue Dining. The first two years of the qualification focus on your technical skills as a chef. You will apply your theoretical knowledge and hone your practical skills in William Blue Dining. These skills allow you to receive a Certificate 4 in Commercial Cookery upon completion of the Associate Degree. In the second year, you will spend six-months working as a chef for your industry placement subjects. Perhaps you want to own your own restaurant? The final year of the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to own or manage a restaurant.

Study at our World-Class Institute

  • Winner Best Restaurant in a Training Institute 2017
  • Winner of Best Training Initiative 2017
  • Winner of Trainer of the Year: Event, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management
  • Winner of Food and Beverage Trainer of the Year
  • Awarded by the Tourism, Hospitality, and Catering Insitute of Australia

Industry Scholarship

We are offering current working professionals in the hospitality industry a 15% scholarship for anyone working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, events and tourism industry.

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Culinary Industry Placement

  • Available Associate and Bachelor degree students
  • 6 months working in the Culinary Industry
  • Build industry connections while you study

Learn in a Real Restaurant

  • Learn to become a Chef and manage your own restaurant
  • Learn in an award winning restaurant with real customers
  • Covered by FEE-HELP for Australian Students

Culinary Management Courses on Offer

  • Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree Programs
  • For more information on these programs click here
  • Unique Higher Education Culinary Management Studies

Setting you up for Success

  • Students have access to Success Coaches – Experts in culinary management who work with students to align your learning with your broader life purpose

“Take a trip through William Blue Dining with Executive Chef, Jason Hannah. As a student, you will serve real customers in our Award-Winning Student-run restaurant.”

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Advanced Kitchen Operations
  • Restaurant Owner/Manager
  • Chef de Partie
  • Food and Beverage Manager