Combined Work & Study

All Kenvale College courses have as a requirement to gain work experience in the hospitality and events industry. The number of hours required depends on the course being undertaken.

Students who elect to study in one of our two year programs are required to work 1,600 hours in approved hospitality or events establishments.

Your typical study week at Kenvale includes:

2 days of classes + approximately 20 hours of paid work experience.

How does the Industry Placement (IP) work?

This practical component runs concurrently with classes. Students attend College for two days a week and then complete their work placement the remaining part of the week. Most students work an average of 20 hours per week throughout the year. The number of hours worked each week depends on the course you choose to study.

Our Industry Liaison Manager assists in the procuring of a suitable placement free of charge in the first year at College.

Students typically work in a suitable establishment that offers one or more products or services listed below:

  • Accommodation
  • Food and Beverage
  • Function and Catering
  • Meetings, Events, Conventions, Conferences, Seminars

Students will most likely be offered an entry level position in their first year.

“Our partnership develops a strong link between theory and practical knowledge. It successfully nurtures hospitality professionals who are competent and confident in delivering 5 star service and exceeding guests expectations.” – Peter Tudehope, Australia/Pacific General Manager, Radison Blue Plaza Hotel, Sydney

Students are also able to organise their own casual or permanent part-time employment to complete their industry placement hours. Please refer to this document for more information.

All independent student placements need to have prior approval by the College.

Our industry partners

Kenvale has established relationships with various industry partners for the past 45 years. The mutual respect and cooperation between the College and the various establishments ensures that our students receive the knowledge and training required to better themselves and to meet the demands of the industry.

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Get in contact with our Industry Liaison Manager

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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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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