• ACAE Launch George and Rohan
03.03.2017

ACAE Launches in Melbourne with Ambassador, George Calombaris

Together with the help of George Calombaris, the Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) announced today that it is bringing its multi award-winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality courses to Melbourne.

 

Situated on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD, ACAE is offering Culinary Arts and Hospitality courses ranging from Certificate III to Diploma level. ACAE provides industry respected and recognised entry into the hospitality and tourism sectors and pathways to Bachelor studies.

 

A recent report from the Australian Trade Commission[1], AusTrade found 69% of employers in the tourism sector felt their staff had skills deficiencies. A lack of accessible training and training not meeting business needs were cited as significant issues. Demand for additional tourism workers is estimated to grow by 123,000 including 60,000 skilled workers in the next three years alone.

 

Operating for over twenty five years in Perth, ACAE’s Melbourne campus is well positioned to meet the growing demand of domestic and international students seeking industry-relevant training.

 

Official ambassador to ACAE, restaurateur and chef, George Calombaris was on campus yesterday to announce the expansion of the Registered Training Organisation in Melbourne. “The key to success in our industry is hands-on experience. Real life learning is everything. With ACAE, students get just that. They dive right in. I’m already keen to work with some of the graduates in the future”.

 

Rohan Wills, Manager of Culinary Arts for ACAE said that he is delighted to have George on board as a role model to the students in Melbourne. “At ACAE we have a long history of offering students invaluable practical experience which they can bring straight to the real world. Our expert educators have years of experience and we are all really excited about bringing ACAE to Melbourne. George is a fantastic example of how hard work pays off and we look forward to many of our graduates being just as successful.

 

“Through our work placement program, our students gain invaluable, hands-on experience with respected industry partners such as Hilton, Sheraton Four Points, Little Creatures, and Crown. At ACAE we ensure our students gain practical industry experience that meets the needs of employers”.

 

ACAE is currently taking enrolments for the new term and will welcome the first students through the doors on 24 April.

 

Courses on offer in the ACAE Melbourne campus for international students are:

 

Pathway Program – Two Years

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

 

Pathway Program Through to Bachelor - Five Years

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management & Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management (offered at sister school, the Australian School of Management)

 

Individual Courses for domestic students:

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (1 year)
  • SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (15 months which includes concurrent delivery of SIT30816)
  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • On completion of SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality, one year credit will be granted towards the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management (offered at sister school, the Australian School of Management)

 



[1]https://www.tra.gov.au/documents/Australian_Tourism_Labour_Force_FINAL.PDF