The hospitality industry offers many exciting and rewarding careers. Ultimately, you might become a spa resort manager, executive chef, event manager or tour guide.

Academy of Hospitality

This course provides students with an introduction to the hospitality industry and practical experience in catering activities, some of which will be done outside of school hours. The Academy of Hospitality works as a trade school using a commercial kitchen to cover SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements in relation to practicals. The Academy also caters for a number of internal and external functions including luncheons and cocktail parties. Students will also gain VET accreditation in Certificate 1 in Kitchen Operations and Hospitality, and receive regular visits from industry professionals from the local industry. Students will also assist and provide dishes for fellow students through the Sugarloaf Café and be assessed in customer service and barista skills.

Personal Requirements for the Hospitality Industry

Professional standards of presentation, service and skill levels are the primary focus of the industry and are reflected in the training provided through the Academy. The aim is to provide high quality practical and theory based lessons to prepare tomorrow’s hospitality leaders.

Application Process

  • Students need to write a letter stating their interest
  • Interview process
  • Selection


SACE Stage 1

Food & Hospitality (1 year) = 20 Credits

VET – Cert 1 Kitchen Operations & Hospitality = 20 Credits

This course can also lead onto school based apprenticeships as well as working in the local industry.

SACE Stage 2

Food & Hospitality (1 year) = 20 Credits

Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.