Home management is a core part of building confidence.

Rediscover the impact and value of the family home through the Home Management Diploma offered by Kenvale College. Whether you have a family of your own or are a young professional living in shared accommodation, this course focuses on creating a fulfilled atmosphere where each family member and/or house-mate feels a sense of belonging.

The Diploma aims to channel both the philosophical and the practical aspects and how they are interrelated with one another. The practical ranges from time management, cooking and speed cleaning. The philosophical delves into fostering authentic relationships, appreciation of beauty and family traditions.

The inspiration behind it all …

The significance of the course lies at the core of the College's ethos. We believe that home management isn't merely undertaking a series of material tasks. Rather, they affirm the value of human dignity, humanise society and shape culture.

As stated by Kenvale College's past Academic Director Carmen Pavia her research paper, "The person is the starting point and the reason for service. Service has its origin and conclusion in the person. The notion of 'person centred service' is what needs to be the core of hospitality education."

A peak at the learning modules we offer …

  • Family Anthropology

We are all persons, therefore we have a dignity, and creating a house into a home affirms this truth.

Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of what makes a family member special. From why we are naturally social beings, our capacity for intimacy, freedom to make choices, exercising responsibility and our great potential for self-giving.

Pavia argues that personalism can help us understand the true nature of service. Personalism is different from individualism as it recognises the social and relational nature of the human being.

Family anthropology and is the root of why Kenvale's Home Management course is fundamental in any society.

  • Dining and entertainment

Discover ways you can create an atmosphere that fosters a sense of authentic friendship.

Presentation and a fine attention to detail are paramount in cultivating an environment where people feel comfortable and are willing to socialise in order to create a memorable experience.3

  • Time Management

Learn the ins-and- outs of how to maximise productivity amidst the hectic work schedules and several commitments.

All it takes is a step back and a look at a different perspective that makes getting things done possible, by simply knowing how to manage your time.

Other Learning modules include:

  • Beauty, design and tradition
  • Home Maintenance
  • Home Finances
  • Textile Science
  • Kitchen Essentials
  • Kitchen Master Class

Making a house a home …

There's a difference. In the words of Jill Savage, author of Professionalising Motherhood:

"Homemaking is the deliberate cultivation of beauty and productivity in family relationships. Homemaking is about helping your family feel loved and comforted.

Homemaking is about celebrating each other, and about caring for each other, as well as for your friends and extended families and even the occasional stranger. Anyone can keep house. Not everyone bothers to make a 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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