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Career options after course completion

As a qualified chef, you could be employed in one of the following areas 

  • Head Chef, 
  • Food and Beverage manager, 
  • Catering Manager,
  • Chef de Partie,
  • Restaurant Manager  
  • Chief Cooks.

Besides these jobs, studying cookery opens up many gates to entrepreneurship. Talented chefs can start their own food business and establish themselves in Australia successfully. 

How to become a Chef in Australia? 

The first step to becoming a chef is to complete an academic qualification that will make you eligible for jobs. Here are some of the popular courses in this field.  

  • Certificate in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate in Patisserie
  • Certificate in Patisserie
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage management
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Undergraduate certificate in Gastronomy
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Associate Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition 
  • Master of Food Security 
  • Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Food Entrepreneurship)

You can study these courses at the university level or from TAFEs or from specialized culinary arts schools and institutions. Most of these courses will require you to take up an apprenticeship with restaurants for the duration of your courses. Therefore your course will consist mostly of practical training and some classroom learning components. At the end of your course, you will complete your apprenticeship as well which makes you a qualified chef to work in Australia.

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