Why study Kitchen Management with Kenvale College?

Food is a universal language and an essential part of life. The ability to create unforgettable dishes that appeal to all the senses — taste, aroma, texture and presentation, is an art. As a chef, you’re in constant demand both in Australia and around the world, with career opportunities in restaurants, bistros, catering, hotels, cruises and many more unique and wonderful places.

Our point of difference is our approach to work and study. As a Kenvale student, you are given the unique opportunity to work approximately 20 hours of paid work every week. This industry experience along with our industry-led knowledge and focus on humanity and service, is what makes you so attractive to future employers.

You are also assigned a personal mentor at the beginning of your course. Our successful mentoring system forms an integral part of your overall personal and professional development throughout the course.

Our students graduate already in employment and are considered to be among the finest in the industry.

Kenvale College is proud to be Australia’s first private hospitality college. Our long history — started way back in 1971 — testifies to our experience, our reputation and our staying power. Kenvale is also an alternative pathway to universities in Australia and overseas.


Important note:
From November 2022, the full-qualification SIT40516 certificate IV commercial cookery course offered by Kenvale College will have a name change. The Australian Government along with industry have reviewed the nationally recognised qualifications available for cookery, and changed the name of our flagship cookery course, SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, to SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management. The content, duration and outcomes are essentially the same. Students who have enrolled previously in SIT40516 will still have their qualifications recognised nationally and internationally. From November, SIT40521 will become our new flagship cookery qualification that will enable Kenvale College to continue to train tomorrow’s culinary professionals and industry leaders. Our Careers Advisor and authorised agents can provide further information about changes to courses.
Learn It and Live It

Learn It and Live It

Throughout our Kitchen Management courses, you’ll be able to combine work and learning. You’ll also be able to gain your qualification faster than an apprenticeship and be paid at award rates. Learn from great chefs both on campus and at work.

Our courses cover theory and practical components, and include subjects like Cookery Techniques, Creative Culinary Arts, Menu Planning and Development, Supervision and Team Management, Dietary and Nutritional Studies, Stock Control, Workplace Health and Safety and more.

In your final semester of cookery, you’ll be able to showcase your talent at our very own Kenvale Restaurant where we invite distinguished college guests, your families and also the general public to a series of restaurant sittings that will give you exposure to cater to à la carte, buffet and function menus.

From a head chef or sous chef, to menu designer, catering coordinator, head of culturally themed menus or TV cooking show presenter, many exciting careers await you in the dynamic food industry. kitchen management is creative, it’s diverse, and it can take you around the world.

Domestic Study Options

  • Full-time or part-time, on campus
  • VET Student Loans for Australian citizens available
  • No ATAR needed

International Study Options

  • Full-time, on campus
  • Entry requirements for international students:
  • IELTS overall score of 5.5 Academic or equivalent proof of English
  • Eligible for a student visa
  • Degree articulations

Kenvale College’s Advanced Diploma courses articulates to universities both in Australia and overseas. Please refer to our University Pathways Page for more details.

Funding Options

There are two main options when it comes to funding your studies at Kenvale College:

  1. Pay upfront
  2. Smart & Skilled (Available on selected courses for those who are eligible to apply). Smart & Skilled positions are partly subsidised by the government reducing the overall cost of your fees.


Course fees are available under each individual course page. All students also require a chef uniform, toolkit, and course materials prior to commencement. Please refer to the domestic and international ‘Summary of Fees’ documents for more information.

Timetable Information

Students attend classes on two days per week , alongside paid employment in hospitality events establishments. Our academic year is split into four Terms, with each term lasting 11 weeks. You’ll learn from industry professionals in small class sizes, which leads to a personalised learning experience.


Kenvale College is next to the University of NSW campus, walking distance to Coogee Beach and Randwick shopping centre, and fifteen minutes from Sydney’s CBD.

Uniform Requirements

Uniforms are extremely important to us as they:

  • Give students pride in themselves and college.
  • Starts the students on their journey in hospitality through professional dress which matches industry expectations.
  • Increase the professionalism of the college and prepare students for their workplace.

How to apply

Admission into our courses is based on an application and professional interview. Find out more information on how to apply.
For more information, speak to one of our course advisors on +612 9314 6213 or you can book a zoom call to chat or request a callback.

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