The Art of Culinary

Welcome to the Culinary Academy

Welcome to the exciting world of hospitality!

Our trainers are passionate about cooking and the Hospitality Industry and are incredibly motivated by the opportunity to train a new generation of hospitality professionals.

We’ve designed our Certificate and Diploma programs to provide a pathway to the many career opportunities that our industry can offer, and not just from a theoretical standpoint.

The Culinary Academy graduates are work-ready and set up to make their mark from the day they graduate. This is a wonderful industry to work in. It’s an industry for the passionate, the creative and those who are driven to achieve.

We look forward to starting the journey with you.

The Culinary Academy - Noosa: Purpose-Built Training Kitchen And Restaurant With Top Of The Range Equipment.
The Culinary Academy - Noosa: Our Trainers Are Passionate About Cooking And The Hospitality Industry And Are Incredibly Motivated By The Opportunity To Train A New Generation Of Hospitality Professionals.
The Culinary Academy - Noosa

28-30 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Australia

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Home to some of Australia’s leading restaurants,
Noosa takes food seriously.

With access to premium fresh seafood, a ‘paddock to plate’ culture driven by the unspoilt Hinterland farmlands and a booming tourist industry that expects only the best, the local hospitality scene has for decades proven an irresistible drawcard for industry professionals from around the world.

Whether you’re looking for the culinary art of a Michelin-starred master, or the innovation and style of the leading new kids on the block, you can find it all in Noosa.

For students of cookery, there’s nowhere better to be inspired and to learn, and at The Culinary Academy, we train you to take your place among the best.

5

Star premises

Purpose-built training kitchen and restaurant with top of the range equipment.

500+

hours

Over 500 hours of hands-on practice in our restaurant ‘Culinary Noosa.’

200+

venues

Restaurants & hospitality venues in Noosa for students’ job opportunities.

28-30 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Australia

Our Courses

Popular!

SIT30821 / CRICOS 111266F

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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SIT40521 / CRICOS 111267E

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

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SIT50422 / CRICOS 111268D

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Combine Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and Diploma to save tuition fees and duration of your study. Our package program is the most popular option for international students to enhance their industry knowledge and experience.

Duration

104 weeks

Structure

Study units: 55
Tuition: 94 weeks
Holidays: 10 weeks

Intake Dates

2024: 15 Jan, 13 May, 9 Sep

2025: 13 Jan, 12 May, 8 Sep

2026: 12 Jan.

Tuition Fee

$20,250
+ Admissions Fee: $250
+ Industry Pack: $1,500

SIT30821 / CRICOS 111266F

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

+

SIT40521 / CRICOS 111267E

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Combine Certificate 3, Certificate 4 to save tuition fees and duration of your study. This package program is a popular option for international students to enhance their industry knowledge and experience.

Duration

62 weeks

Structure

Study units: 36
Tuition: 57 weeks
Holidays: 5 weeks

Intake Dates

2024: 15 Jan, 13 May, 9 Sep

2025: 13 Jan, 12 May, 8 Sep

2026: 12 Jan.

Tuition Fee

$14,500
+ Admissions Fee: $250
+ Industry Pack: $1,500

SIT30821 / CRICOS 111266F

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.

Duration

52 weeks

Structure

Study units: 25
Tuition: 47 weeks
Holidays: 5 weeks

Intake Dates

2024: 15 Jan, 13 May, 9 Sep

2025: 13 Jan, 12 May, 8 Sep

2026: 12 Jan.

Tuition Fee

$10,000
+ Admissions Fee: $250
+ Industry Pack: $1,500

SIT40521 / CRICOS 111267E

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

This qualification reflects the role of chefs and cooks who have a supervisory or team-leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Duration

52 weeks

Structure

Study units: 33
Tuition: 47 weeks
Holidays: 5 weeks

Intake Dates

2024: 15 Jan, 13 May, 9 Sep

2025: 13 Jan, 12 May, 8 Sep

2026: 12 Jan.

Tuition Fee

$7,500
+ Admissions Fee: $250
+ Industry Pack: $1,500

SIT50422 / CRICOS 111268D

Diploma of Hospitality Management

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of the industry to coordinate hospitality operations.

Duration

52 weeks

Structure

Study units: 28
Tuition: 47 weeks
Holidays: 5 weeks

Intake Dates

2024: 15 Jan, 13 May, 9 Sep

2025: 13 Jan, 12 May, 8 Sep

2026: 12 Jan.

Tuition Fee

$8,000
+ Admissions Fee: $250
+ Industry Pack: $650

The Art of Culinary

Ignite Your Passion for Culinary Arts

The Culinary Academy offers over 500 hours of hands-on training in our restaurant ‘Culinary Noosa.’ Run by our students – Serving delicious meals with locally sourced ingredients to the Noosa community.

Australia’s home of hospitality

Noosa Heads

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60,000

Noosa total population

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2,000,000

Visitors visit Noosa every year

Warm Annual Temperature

25°

Warm annual temperature

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4,000

Hectares of National Park

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Distinct ecosystems

Noosa is surrounded by stunning beaches, lakes, national parks and the lush rainforests of the hinterland. If you are looking for adventure, there’s plenty to do.

Learn to surf or try stand-up paddle boarding; sail the beautiful waters of Laguna Bay; kayak in the Noosa Everglades; join a sunset cruise or go swimming with humpback whales.

For those wanting a more relaxed experience, Noosa is home to superb day spas, world-class golf courses, stylish shopping and delicious cuisine.

A tourism gateway to attractions such as Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, Noosa showcases the very best of the Australian lifestyle – with a variety of nightlife surrounding upscale Hastings Street, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water, stunning National Parks and year-round warm weather.

Testimonial

“Noosa is now home to a world class culinary training academy.

Join us to build your career in the restaurant and hospitality industry.”

Ian Pratt

The Culinary Academy founder

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