Kenvale’s Home Management department offers a one year ‘Diploma of Home Management’ as well as individual ‘Home and Lifestyle’ short courses.

Kenvale’s Home Management Diploma is a unique and innovative course which helps students rediscover the value and impact of the family home. The course focuses on creating happy, peaceful and fulfilled homes; places where each family member feels comfortable and a sense of belonging. The Diploma aims to channel both the practical and philosophical aspects of managing a home. The practical ranges from maintenance, cooking and speed cleaning. The philosophical delves into the appreciation of beauty, creating an atmosphere for celebrations, fostering authentic relationships and family traditions.

The significance of this course lies at the core of the college’s ethos. We believe that those providing this care are not just undertaking a series of material tasks, which may seem insurmountable at times. Rather, they are affirming human dignity, humanising society and shaping culture.

This course delivers to students the ability to differentiate both, in identity and action, the difference between housekeeping and home making. 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.”

NB: The One Year Home Management Diploma is not a Nationally Recognised Training program, and will not lead to vocational qualifications that are recognised across Australia.  

Home Management Diploma

Kenvale’s Home Management Diploma is a unique and innovative course which helps students rediscover the value and impact of the family home. The course focuses on creating happy, peaceful and fulfilled homes; places where each family member feels comfortable and a sense of belonging. The Diploma aims to channel both the practical and philosophical aspects of managing a home. The practical ranges from maintenance, cooking and speed cleaning. The philosophical delves into the appreciation of beauty, creating an atmosphere for celebrations, fostering authentic relationships and family traditions.

The significance of this course lies at the core of the college’s ethos. We believe that those providing this care are not just undertaking a series of material tasks, which may seem insurmountable at times. Rather, they are affirming human dignity, humanising society and shaping culture.

This course delivers to students the ability to differentiate both, in identity and action, the difference between housekeeping and home making.

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.”

Home & Lifestyle Short Courses on offer

 

October 2020  – “COVID-19 Home Hygiene” November 2020  – “Japanese Supper Evening”

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Testimonials

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