Commercial Cookery course
There is a huge shortage of chefs in Australia, especially in WA. Qualifications may not be necessary if you want to work in a kitchen as a cook or a kitchen hand. But if you want to work in higher positions or in high-end restaurants, having a qualification gives you an overwhelming advantage.
Furthermore, chefs can easily get a job anywhere
The cookery courses are offered by vocational colleges and are generally run over two years.
Certificate Ⅲ (1 year)
During the Certificate III students study the basics of cooking, food safety management, the basic rules in the kitchen and being learning the foundational skills to become a chef.
Certificate Ⅳ (6 months)
: The Certificate Ⅳ builds upon what students learnt in the Certificate III and puts these skills into practice in real life kitchen settings.
Diploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)
Students studying this course acquire the knowledge needed to manage a hospitality venue. This is not cookery course but we recommend you take this course if you want to obtain a temporary graduate visa upon completion.
English requirements for advancing to the cookery course.
IELTS Academic Module 5.5 must be obtained for admission. However, most of the schools provide their own English courses for few months for people who have not reached IELTS 5.5. In this case, after completing the English courses, a student will be able to enrol without the needed IELTS points.