About the course

About the course

This highly sought after traineeship is now available to Victorian secondary school students studying VCE and VCAL. 

You will gain an understanding of food preparation and cookery principles and develop practical skills in the kitchen at Fountains Restaurant (Box Hill Campus - Elgar) or Mitchell’s View (Lilydale Lakeside Campus).

You will gain an understanding of how the Front of House of restaurants works, and develop practical skills in the kitchen at Fountains Restaurant (Box Hill Campus - Elgar) or Mitchell’s View (Lilydale Lakeside Campus).

You will learn how to cater for special occasion dinners, provide restaurant quality and function food, along with using commercially prepared products. You will also gain your Food Handlers Certificate and Responsible Service of Alcohol.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February, April or July 

Part time: 1 year (Wednesdays 1.30 to 5.00)

You'll be able to work shifts in Fountains Restaurant (Box Hill Campus - Elgar) or Mitchell’s View (Lilydale Lakeside Campus) Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings with the possiblility of extra shifts if available

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you may be able to:

  • work as a commercial cook in commercial kitchen environments for hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs, airlines, hospitals, student accommodation areas, cafeterias, corporate organisations or event catering organisations
  • gain employment as an apprentice chef or pastry cook
  • embark on an interesting and exciting career in the hospitality industry both here and overseas
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Entry Requirements


This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12.

You must have the approval of your school in the form of a signed training plan (supplied by Box Hill Insititute) to enrol in the course.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Speak with you school about the possibility of you participating in this School Based Apprenticeship, and contact Box Hill Institutue or attend one of our infromation sessions.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


On successful completion of this course, you may be able to undertake further study in hospitality and tourism studies.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $0.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* 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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