Why Le Cordon Bleu?
Le Cordon Bleu programmes start students on a journey that inspires excellence, creativity, innovation, and personal enrichment allowing them to embark on to successful careers or personal pursuits. Graduates become part of a great tradition of excellence with credentials that will set them apart from the competition in a demanding and changing environment.
By choosing to study in Australia you will graduate with internationally recognised Le Cordon Bleu qualifications that come with the blue ribbon seal of approval. In addition, you will gain nationally recognised Australian qualifications which are highly valued internationally. Over our 120 year history, reputation and expertise in the fields of the culinary arts, hospitality management means that we are able to offer vocational and higher education qualifications from Certificate to Master level.
At Le Cordon Bleu we pride ourselves on employing educators who are at the top of their field to ensure that the education you receive is engaging, contemporary and of the highest quality.
Our academic materials are developed by our expert professional educators and select partner institutions in consultation with industry. They are based on the latest research and incorporate an exciting blend of knowledge and practical skill development.
All Le Cordon Bleu study programmes have been designed with a component of work-based learning. These experiences provide you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained in classroom contexts and to reflect upon your personal strengths and future career aspirations. They enable you to start building your industry reputation and professional networks.
Each year over 2,000 students choose to study with Le Cordon Bleu Australia. These students come from a diversity of cultures creating a wonderful opportunity for you to build lifelong friendships and professional relationships with a diversity of people who share similar passions.
Upon graduation you will join the Le Cordon Bleu family of global alumni providing even more opportunities to build your network of friends and colleagues.
While you are studying, our Le Cordon Bleu Industry Engagement team will work with you on a range of career development activities that will help you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to manage your life, lifelong learning and work in an autonomous and planned manner. But this is not where our relationship with you ends. Once you graduate you will be able to continue learning with us through professional development activities coordinated through our global Alumni network.
In Australia, you can choose to ‘mix and match’ your study locations by completing part or all of your study programme in one of four locations – Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. It is also possible for you to incorporate other destinations such as London, Paris, Tokyo or Ottawa into your unique study plan.
The Grand Diplome program consists of both the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie.
Who is the programme for?
Applicants wishing to study Le Grand Diplôme will have a desire to become a leader in the culinary arts and hospitality. Graduates will have the ability to learn from Le Cordon Bleu’s esteemed chefs, obtaining expertise and experience through the unrivalled Le Cordon Bleu teaching method that combines demonstrations with hands-on practical classes, held over 3 – 4 days each week.
What qualification will I gain?
Graduates will gain both the French qualification of a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and the Diplôme de Cuisine as well as the Australian qualification of a Certificate III in Pâtisserie and Certificate III in Commercial Cookery which once completed students will be awarded the coveted Le Grande Diplome.
You can apply for course credit, a process that recognises prior study, skills and knowledge. Graduates from recognised institutions providing evidence of their previous studies and industry experience can apply for course credit, also known as Advanced Standing, RPL, Academic Credit or Credit Transfer.
Sous Chef, Executive Chef, Restaurant Manager, Banquet Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Catering Manager.
Cookery or Pastry Scholarship
Le Cordon Bleu offers Diplome De Patisserie (certificate in French pastry) or Diplome de Cuisine (certificate in French cookery) Scholarships for International Students each worth NZD $15,000. This scholarship is ideal for students who are interested in becoming a Chef specialising in either cuisine or patisserie.
Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Business Scholarship
Le Cordon Bleu offers international students The Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business Scholarship valued at NZD $7,620 (over 2 years). This scholarship is recommended for students who are interested in hospitality/restaurant management and business.