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Combined schools kitchen course

9/02/2016

​Year 11 students from Glenmore and North Rockhampton high schools will come together in one facility to complete their Certificate II in Kitchen Operations qualification this year, thanks to a new ‘VET in Schools’ agreement with CQUniversity.

CQUniversity teacher Adrian Newby started the 33-week program for the school students with an introductory session this week.

While the initial morning induction was all about health and safety in the kitchen, the enthusiastic students also got on with preparing simple dishes using basic methods of cookery.

Mr Newby and the students prepared and served a special super-long sandwich for carving, to replace the traditional program launch ribbon cutting ceremony.

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton region) Kim Harrington says the students will have the option of continuing their VET in Schools journey with a Certificate III in Food and Beverage course through CQUniversity in 2017.

“The long-term goal is to boost student enrolments in hospitality courses and to boost utilisation of the Hospitality Trade Training Centre, while creating enhanced employability outcomes for students.

“We will be creating improved opportunities for educational and training pathways and articulations.”

Participating school students will be enrolled with CQUniversity and will graduate with recognised vocational qualifications.

 

Article provided by CQUniversity.