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Why study Cookery in Australia?

Australia is a country with a rich food culture. Owing to its multi-ethnic population, the country is truly a food paradise. Hence, pursuing a career in cookery and hospitality is a wise choice. This booming industry, not only has plenty of jobs to offer but also opens up entrepreneurship opportunities for international talents. The government of Australia identifies the hospitality industry to be one of the fastest-growing sectors and predicts 16,200 new job openings before 2023. 

Pathway to PR for Cookery 

Cookery & hospitality is one of the industries expecting high growth in the near future and occupations in this industry
are featured in the MLTSSL and STSOL lists.  

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 Achieve a qualification in cookery & hospitality (Certificate/Diploma/Bachelors)
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Get your skills assessed positively by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
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Lodge your EOI at once you acquire sufficient PR points and/or meet the state requirements
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Get invited to apply for one of the permanent visa options


  • 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)

PR visa options for Cookery graduates

Occupation (ANZSCO code)

Featured Skills List 

Potential visa types (Subclass)

Chef (351311)


189 - Skilled Independent - Point Tested

190 -Skilled Nominated

491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa - State or Territory nominated

491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa - Family sponsored

Pastry cook (351112)

Cook (351411

Cafe or Restaurant

manager (141111)


190 -Skilled Nominated

491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa - State or Territory nominated

Frequently asked questions
about studying Cookery & Hospitality in Australia

What is commercial cookery?

Commercial Cookery is a course intended for students who are passionate about cooking in a commercial setting. Examples of which are restaurants, hotels, resorts, catering services, bistros and the likes. Students are expected to learn proper food handling, hygiene, food production and related matters such as teamwork and budgeting

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AECC provided great assistance on my student visa application in Melbourne, Australia. They made sure that I was on the right track as I extended my visa and kept me updated on the application process. Additionally, the team has been very approachable and always there to answer all my queries."

I have been a client of AECC since 2010. From that time, they have been helping me with all visa and education-related matters. I am very happy with their professional advice and friendly behaviour. So, I would like to recommend all to visit them for your migration pathway."

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