About the Course

Welcome to the best designed Online Cooking Course to develop and perfect your Cookery Skills, At Home & At Your Own Pace. 

At the Institute, Cookery is the art, science and practice of cooking techniques to enhance textures, flavours and presentation to make any food experience memorable. 

Our philosophy: Your World is a Better Place with Better Cookery. 

PRECIS

  • Course Content: From beginner Basic Skills (Knife, Equipment, Food Categories, Mise en Place, Health & Safety etc.) including all Cooking Methods and Cooking Techniques...to Menu Build and Presentation Skills, this comprehensive course will teach you to produce dishes with Flavour & Texture profiles and Eye Appeal for memorable food events. There is no equivalent course content in Australia.

  • Why Online: Lifestyle Flexibility; Affordability; No Need to Attend...At Home, At Your Own Pace.

  • Student Support: 24/7 email access to your Tutor & Student Support.

  • Qualification: Cookery Institute's Certificate of Attainment & Membership which includes certification of the areas of Cookery Competence achieved....you will also receive the Cookery Institute's Apron, personalised with your name, awarded to the Cookery Institute's qualified students.

  • Enrolment: Enrolment is online and you can enrol anytime. Just choose the Course Fee option that suits you.

  • Money Back Guarantee: No obligation 7 day money back refund.

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Course Content

Our course covers the basics of the Australian National Training Packages and Curriculum but is more developed than Cert. level training or any VET course. It is a comprehensive and structured course, from beginner basic skills (Knife, Equipment, Food Categories) including all Cooking Methods to Menu Build and Presentation Skills to produce texture/flavour profile dishes with eye appeal for memorable food events. There is no equivalent course content in Australia.

Technically, the Institute's course will enable you to apply theoretical and technical Cookery knowledge to develop your skills for commercial or home cooking environments. The Course is designed to develop and test cognitive, technical and communications skills to: 

  • Identify, analyse and plan so that you can personally execute Cookery objectives;
  • Express your creativity in Cookery;
  • Deal with unpredictable problems that may arise;
  • Communicate and transfer the knowledge and specialized skills to others.

It will also enable you to further specialise in areas of Cookery specialisation that you may wish to pursue like Patisserie, Saucier etc.  

The course has been developed by a number of course authors directed by Ross Wiseman. He brings over 35 years’ experience in training students at a renowned cookery training institution in Melbourne. We have harnessed this experience, developed it further and designed it for online delivery. See Course Outline for each Module's content.

Why Online?

We have developed it for online delivery for the following reasons:

  • Lifestyle Flexibility. Whatever your work or family situation, this course is designed to be done At Home and At Your Own Pace.  
  • Affordability. Similar attendance courses cost $000’s more.
  • Geographical & Universal availability. Available to all and everywhere. Our students do not have to be near a TAFE or other institution that requires attendance. Some of our students live in the country. There is no need to attend. All you need is access to the internet and a basic kitchen. 
  • Online Enrolment. Just choose our Fee Option and Start. No Semesters with any start dates.

 Career/ Job prospects

If you are interested in a career in Commercial Cookery, employer Chefs recognise our course and course author. The position (as trade cook, commis, section etc.) will depend on the establishment size, how it is organised and any experience you may have. Employer Chefs can check your qualification with us at any time and you can ask for a Certified Transcript of Academic Record setting out the areas of competency achieved at any time after qualification. At the end of the day, any good employer will test the applicant’s abilities rather than just rely on a Diploma, Certificate etc. Hence, our course is designed to develop Cookery techniques for our students to be able to demonstrate competence. The Institute's qualification sets out the areas of competence achieved. 

Student Support - 24/7 Tutor access

At all times during the Course, you will have (24/7) email access to Student Support and your allocated Tutor to help you achieve the required Module standard. It is through managed practice that you will develop your Cookery skills, get the Award and start a New Career, Food Business or Cook like a Chef. 

Course Duration

The normal duration of the Course is 24 weeks, however our Course design enables you to study and practice at your own pace and time to develop your Cookery skills. You can complete the course sooner or later than 24 weeks. We can also accommodate extensions to meet students' changing situations and commitments. There are no additional charges if you do not complete within 24 weeks.

Course Assessment

Each Module includes an assignment to test competence. The assignment includes a Theory section (Word .doc format) and a Practical section (can be written + photos or video taken by a phone/iPad) which are uploaded in the Student secure zone for the Tutor to assess. The assignments are designed to test the student’s competence in the Module’s content. The Tutor’s assessment for marking also includes valuable advice and comments to build your skills and competence. The assessment and grade are posted in the Student's record in the Student's secure zone.

Qualification

On completion of all the Course Modules, your assessments and Tutor recommendation are presented to the Institute's Qualification Standards Board for assessment and award of the Cookery Institute's Certificate of Attainment & Membership which includes certification of the areas of Cookery Competence achieved. As Cookery techniques are always evolving, the Board has developed the award to include a Membership Certificate for lifelong access to the latest developments and trends in Cookery. 

Because of the course design, online delivery and membership to start a new Career, Food Business or Cook like a Chef, the Institute's qualification has no relevant Australian government Higher Education equivalent.

After qualification, you can also ask for a certified Transcript of Academic Record Achieved at any time for any future employer. You will also receive the Cookery Institute's Apron, personalised with your name, awarded to the Cookery Institute's qualified students.

Course Enrolment

Enrolment is online and you can enrol anytime. Just choose the Course Fee option that suits you. We don't have semesters or deadlines to start the course. As soon as you enrol, our admin will set up your secure unique student zone and email your login details to your unique Secure Student Zone of our Course site. Thereafter, you can login at any time using your unique Student ID, username and password and of course, start the first Module. Your own personal tutor will be allocated within 24 hours of enrolment. 

Money Back Guarantee

You may examine the first two modules of the Course with absolutely no obligation for 7 days from your enrolment date. If you decide for any reason whatsoever not to proceed, email CI of your decision within the 7 day period for a full refund. The refund will be credited back to the payment method you used to enrol.

See also our FAQs about any experience or equipment needed for the course. 

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