Hospitality and Food Studies

Food for Life (A/M)

This practically focused course has been developed for students with an interest in food, health and wellbeing. Its focus is on the development of knowledge and practical skills, which will assist young people in establishing a healthy relationship with food throughout their lives.

Units included in this course provide a balance between theoretical understandings and practical capabilities. The course recognises the importance of a practical approach to solving everyday life problems and provides students with the opportunity to develop management skills involved in the selection and manipulation of resources.

Hospitality Industry (C)

Hawker College students will progress towards competency-based qualifications focussing on technical food preparation skills for restaurants and catering. The hospitality industry contributes significantly to the Australian economy and employs many people incorporating a wide variety of related skills sets. Hawker College provides authentic hospitality learning experiences as students prepare food for sale in our own hospitality training facility, 51 Bake, cater for functions and complete service periods. Students work toward achieving Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416).

This course provides underpinning knowledge and skills for students who are interested in pursuing a career in hospitality and related industries and provides direct pathways to further training.

Hospitality Industry (C) Patisserie

Skills and qualifications in Patisserie have been identified on the ACT Skills Needs List to fill employment gaps in this area. This course focuses on Café services including coffee, barista skills, bakery practices and patisserie fundamentals. Students will use specialised hospitality and patisserie industry equipment in a commercial hospitality environment.

This course provides underpinning knowledge and skills for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a café and bakery hospitality environment and provides direct pathways to further training. Competencies achieved in this course are nationally recognised and contribute to further training and employment opportunities.