Ad Astra Institute

Introduction

Ad Astra Institute; a modern and vibrant education institute in the Australian hospitality industry. With direct links to industry, Ad Astra Institute offers our students the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals, with a strong emphasis on student outcomes.

Ad Astra Institute boasts a reputation in the hospitality industry for excellence and innovation in the design and delivery of quality educational programs. As a student at Ad Astra Institute, you will experience outstanding teaching staff who are highly motivated to ensure all students are work-ready and uphold the reputation of our graduates as being highly skilled and sought after in the industry.

Ad Astra Institute students enjoy outstanding facilities and have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a stimulating, modern and safe environment.

Our commitment to ensuring an outstanding study experience at Ad Astra Institute for our international students also comprises the availability of a wide range of student support services. These services include assistance with language and learning skills, accommodation, recreational activities, health services and personal guidance to ensure the student experience is an enjoyable one.

We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse and vibrant community at Ad Astra Institute.

Expert Teaching Staff

Our students will learn from our outstanding teaching faculty who are experts in their field. With years of hands-on experience in large hotel chains and prestigious worldwide restaurants, our trainers are highly motivated to ensure all students are workplace-ready, highly skilled and sought after in the industry.

World Class Facilities

Our students enjoy outstanding facilities in the heart of Melbourne, with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a stimulating, modern and safe environment. These state of the art facilities and small class sizes allow students to maximise their time with expert trainers and get the most out of the program.

Skills Based, Hands-on Learning

We give our students practical knowledge by teaching them real world skills. A combination of both theory and hands on learning ensures our students are equipped for a real world career when they leave Ad Astra.

Assistance with Graduate Employment

Ad Astra are focused on improving the market value of our students in order to assist them with finding employment in the hospitality industry. Through our relationship with Merlin Shift, Ad Astra students are provided with exclusive access to a job matching application, which can provide entry into the Australian hospitality industry.

Pathways to Higher Learning

Our courses provide established pathways to higher learning opportunities. By providing our students with internationally recognised skills and qualifications, our students can transition to other courses and possess the skills to work in their industry whilst undertaking further studies.

Student Support Capabilities

Ad Astra are committed to ensuring an outstanding overall experience for all international students. By offering a wide range of student support services, including assistance with language and learning skills, accommodation, recreational activities, health services and personal guidance, we ensure our students have an enjoyable experience.

Melbourne — The world’s most liveable city

Melbourne is not only the food capital of Australia, but has also been voted the ‘Worlds most liveable city’ for six straight years. With world class events, numerous activities and diverse employment opportunities, Melbourne is the perfect place to develop your career.

Homestay Accommodation

Ad Astra Institute provides students with access to homestay accommodation via the Australian Homestay Network (AHN).

The AHN hosts offer more than rooms for rent; they offer a support system and authentic interest in welcoming a student to Australia.

Farm Experience

Ad Astra Institute offer our students exclusive access to our educational holiday programme in Mt Gambier. This is an iconic Australian location where the coast meets the country, and is world renowned for its unique product. Students will encounter a unique experience, learning where high quality produce comes from and how it is farmed

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Campus Full time 12 months January 2019 Australia Melbourne

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.

Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

Applicants will need to show they meet one of the following entry criteria:

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5; 18 years or over; Satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) genuine temporary entrant (GTE) criteria for a student visa (subclass 500); Completion of Australian Year 11 (senior secondary) education or overseas equivalent; OR Demonstrate through an Admissions Interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and capability to succeed in the course. ... [-]

Certificate III in Patisserie

Campus Full time 12 months January 2019 Australia Melbourne

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to produce patisserie products. Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organizations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to produce patisserie products. Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organizations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

Using discretion and judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.... [-]


Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Campus Full time 18 months January 2019 Australia Melbourne

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen.

They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

Applicants will need to show they meet one of the following entry criteria:

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5; 18 years or over; Satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) genuine temporary entrant (GTE) criteria for a student visa (subclass 500); Completion of Australian Year 11 (senior secondary) education or overseas equivalent; OR Demonstrated skills acquired through work experience; OR Employed in a relevant position with the opportunity to acquire skills; OR Demonstrate through an admissions interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and capability to succeed in the course. ... [-]

Diploma

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Melbourne

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills, combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of the industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills, combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of the industry to coordinate hospitality operations.

They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

Applicants will need to show they meet one of the following entry criteria:

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5; 18 years or over; Satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) genuine temporary entrant (GTE) criteria for a student visa (subclass 500); Completion of Australian Year 11 (senior secondary) education or overseas equivalent; OR Demonstrated skills acquired through work experience; OR Employed in a relevant position with the opportunity to acquire skills; OR Demonstrate through an admissions interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and capability to succeed in the course. ... [-]