Our Mission

“To educate in service”

Our Vision

“To give the world of hospitality and related professions graduates who excel in skill, integrity and genuine care for the person”

Kenvale is a centre of excellence which seeks to enrich the hospitality profession in the areas of knowledge, skills and humanity. It does this by:

  • Combining theoretical and practical knowledge for both the public and private sectors of society
  • Equipping graduates with the skills, know-how and transformational power to serve society through their work
  • Providing responsive programs to meet the needs of persons and industry/economy
  • Promoting scientific research and policy dialogue to advance society and to provide a greater understanding of the meaning of “to be of service”
  • Strengthening co-operation with other academic institutions, training facilities, industry bodies and civil society so as to foster core values and human development

Our Values

Kenvale is Australia’s oldest not-for-profit private hospitality educational institution. It is recognised for the 100% graduate employment success rate among its graduates, its strong links to the hospitality industry and its uncompromising and stable values.

Kenvale’s education of the whole person, workplace experience and the combination of work and study is central to its programmes and success.

As per the founding philosophy, inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría, the founder of Opus Dei, Kenvale sees hospitality and events as channels for improving society.

The treatment of students as unique individuals whose needs are met is a distinctive characteristic of all the College’s initiatives. Kenvale’s vocational and academic preparation which includes scientific, technical and professional training, equips the graduates to engage in cultural, social and ethical issues of contemporary society.

Kenvale prepares graduates through the acquistion of knowledge, skills and insights, to serve as competent effective professionals. With their integrity and passion for service, they make a positive and lasting contribution to the workplace and society. The attributes they acquire are a consequence of their deep understanding of the dignity of the person.

Kenvale staff strive to ensure that there is attention to detail and that their own work meets a standard of excellence. They lead by example with their integrity of conduct and spirit of cooperation.

The Christian character of Kenvale’s programs reflect: a commitment to truth; respect for personal freedom; and the pursuit of virtue in professional and social life. In broader terms, Kenvale seeks to spread a culture that: strengthens the dignity of the human person; strengthens the unity of the family; affirms the value of the work of the home. Kenvale also emphasises the importance of understanding and cooperation among persons of all races, beliefs and social conditions.

Our Courses

Hospitality Management

Create the warmest of welcomes

If you enjoy interacting with people and do not see yourself being tied to a desk, then a career in hospitality management might be just for you.

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Event Management

Put on an incredible show

Learn how to put an event together from start to finish with Kenvale’s hands-on event management courses.

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Commercial Cookery

Cook up a delicious storm

If your passion is cooking and you love to have people enjoy your creations, a career in commercial cookery is for you. The world always needs great chefs.

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Home Management

Turn houses into loving homes

The Diploma of Home Management empowers people through formal education and training to take control of their home.

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Testimonials

Thank you for inviting us - we really did appreciate it. I must say I was really impressed by the Briar Ridge team - one of them (… Aiden) did a really great job explaining who they were, what they were about etc., and really took the time to give us the background on the person behind it all (Gwyn Olsen). He'd clearly immersed himself in the project, and I think she'd have been really pleased if she'd seen that. Happy to reach out and tell her so if you think it would help pave the way for future events.

Anonymous, Winefest Guest 2015

I just wanted to express thanks and congratulations to all at Kenvale for the magnificent lunch provided on Thursday.

I have been to many hatted restaurants this year and can honestly say that they would have struggled to produce such fantastic dishes.

The lunch was a credit to your students and your staff.  It would be a privilege to enjoy another visit next year.

Best wishes to your graduating students for success in their career and to your staff to continue to guide students to reach such a high standard.

Anonymous public guest at Kenvale Restaurant 2015

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