Advanced Certificate in Kitchen Operations

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Advanced Certificate in Kitchen Operations

This is a two year, part-time course requiring the commitment of 4 school days every 2 months and setting aside study time while still in employment. Ideally undertaken with the support and financial assistance of the employer, this final element in the Professional Chef Programme tackles 10 modules ranging from Resource Management and Leadership to F&B Marketing and Financial Control.
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Aimed at experienced chefs with an NQF level 5 culinary certificate, applicants will need to present a Portfolio of Evidence as part of the application process. Students who have already studied with SHS will be provided the briefing document prior to embarking on their period of industry exposure. Direct entry students will be able to download the brief from the website. The purpose of this (currently) last element of the Programme is to support career chefs with promotion into “management chef” positions i.e. Sous Chef, Head Chef, Kitchen Manager, Outlet Manager. Designed as a 2 year, part-time course for working chefs completion of modules often includes work centered assignments offering immediate pay-back for employer sponsors.

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Higher certificates – applicants must have a National Senior Certificate – endorsed for Higher Certificate and with minimum grades for English (language of instruction) and Maths Literacy of 50%.

Preference will also be given to applicants with evidence of culinary experience (from school, part-time or vacation employment).

If the applicant’s Senior Certificate was received prior to 2008, or if they completed a different school leaving qualification, or if they completed their formal high school qualification at an international institution, a separate arbitration will be made by the Registrar based on this qualifications’ levels of parity with the APS system.

Application Process

Prospective students will be required to complete the application forms and medical certificate and return this to the campus with the following supporting documents: ID copy, Grade 11 results or National Senior Certificate if available, motivation letter and CV. After reviewing the application documents by the admission panel prospective students will be invited to complete an entry assessment and interview.

Applications are welcome from all qualified, interested students regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The School aims to conclude most of its registration work by November each year but recognizes that with matriculation results being published in early January there may be some last-minute activity.