Tasmania is a beautiful island of Australia that is world famous for its gourmet food. As a leader in hospitality training, we have designed a specialised Commercial Cookery course to prepare students for a rewarding and prosperous career in the hospitality industry.
This qualification demonstrates diverse skills and knowledge in Hospitality and Cookery Management. Advanced units include: finance, sustainability and managing human resources. Our course focuses on a simulated workplace experience and is delivered by highly qualified teachers. Students will train alongside highly experienced professional chefs in fully equipped kitchens and will have the opportunity to gain further workplace skills by completing placements with our industry partners.
Australian businesses value employees trained in staff management and may offer higher wages for their skills. The average salary for a Chef in Australia is $56,886 (Source: www.mycareer.com.au).
This qualification provides the skills and the knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook. Work could be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served. Employment opportunities exist with small businesses, larger hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, commercial catering operations, and event caterers in the following areas:
- Professional Cook /Chef
- Executive Chef
- Catering Manager
- Restaurant Owner /Operator
The Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery) package is comprised of three qualifications, for a total of two years study:
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (1 year)
- Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (6 months)
- Diploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)
Pathway to University
Students who complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery) package at TasTAFE can enter the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality) at the University of Tasmania with one year of credit. Students can therefore complete Diploma and Bachelor qualifications with 4 years of study (2 + 2).