Established in 1971, Kenvale College is proud to be Australia’s first private Hospitality College.

It was one of the first Colleges to introduce courses that met the tourism and hospitality industry’s demands for professional education and training.

In 1989, Kenvale’s course was among the first to gain recognition by the industry. In 1992, the Diploma course received accreditation at management level and was upgraded to Advanced Diploma in 1995 by relevant industry and government review panels.

During its history, Kenvale College has been awarded with the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence in Industry Education. It has been a Finalist in both the Awards of the Decade for Excellence in Industry Education, and the Mitre 10 Training Provider of the Year.

Kenvale College celebrated its 25th anniversary with Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch, then President of the International Olympic Committee as guest of honour.

The Honourable Tony Abbot, then the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business officially opened the Academic Building of the College in March 2001.

Since its beginning Kenvale College has been at the leading edge of
education beginning in hospitality and event management with its
three-dimensional scope:

Knowledge: Working closely with the industry, we ensure our
courses lead the education market, giving our students the best start
to their careers.

Experience: Working in the field from week one, our students are given the practical and managerial skills as well as the qualities necessary
to succeed in the industry.

Humanity: We foster genuine and gold class services through education, personal and professional development and commitment to
community involvement.

All these factors combine to produce the 100% employment success
rate enjoyed by Kenvale College’s graduates around the globe.

Details of Kenvale’s history and awards show how the College continues
to be an innovative leader that meets the demands of the hospitality,
events and tourism industry.

Kenvale College continues to grow in stature as an educational institution,
while keeping its boutique and personalised service.

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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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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