About the course

About the course

Gain the culinary skills and expertise you need with our commercial cookery course, which is offered as an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship course. If you’re a mature-age student who'd like to become a qualified commercial cook, our non-apprenticeship course is ideal for you.

In our cookery course, you'll learn everything from making bread and filleting fish, to creating menus and cooking specialist dishes from recipes provided by top chefs. Gain a Level II First Aid certificate and be ready to work as a food safety supervisor.

During our cooking course, you can take the opportunity to enter a range of prestigious industry awards and competitions such as the Fonterra Food Services Proud to be a Chef competition.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January and July

Full time: 1 year 

This course is designed to simulate conditions in a restaurant environment and you may be required to attend classes between 6am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday

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Career Outcomes


This course sets you up to apply for employment opportunities such as head chef in a small businesses or sous chef in larger kitchens. You may go on to find work in a range of commercial kitchen environments such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs, event catering organisations, airlines, hospitals, student accommodation areas, industry cafeterias and corporate organisations.

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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed an Australian Year 11 or international equivalent with a pass. 

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements


A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or the Certificate IV in Patisserie.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

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Fees


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee$14,870.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$1,295.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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