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If your dream job has always been to become a chef and create unforgettable dishes that involve the five senses, then Food & Culinary Arts courses are the ones for you. Chefs are in great demand in Australia and around the world. Career opportunities are not limited only to restaurants, but also to catering, hotel and cruise work.

These courses have a strong practical element and will help you learn all the secrets of cooking – from the preparation of dishes to the management of orders and an entire restaurant.

Why you should study a Food and Culinary Art Course

  • Work as a chef or retail baker.
  • Learn how a kitchen operates, skills in food preparation and food and hygiene safety.
  • Part-time employment is common in this industry, making it ideal for students.
  • Possible permanent residency outcomes.

Potential careers and salaries upon completion of course:

  • Baker: $50,543 – $59,767* per year.
  • Pastry Chef: $50,809 – $66,045* per year.
  • Head Chef: $62,864 – $81,652* per year.

*salaries taken from payscale.com


  • General: minimum 18 years of age
  • Academics: Qualification equivalent or higher than Australian Year 12 (4th higher)
  • Language: IELTS certified (average score 5.5) or equivalent

Related courses

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IIII in Commercial Cookery
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Culinary Management