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Bachelor of Business (Food Entrepreneurship)

Food Entrepreneurship

Design your own food product, brand, and business. On the way, discover hands on skills in baking, brewing, cheese-making and confectionery that will align your passion for great taste with business best practice, innovation and future success. Delivered at state-of-the-art food production facility, Regency International Centre, in the heart of the ‘food and wine state’ of South Australia.

The Bachelor of Business degree is a three-year program. The course comprises four stages of six-month semesters each and the final stage is taken over 12 months (2 semesters). Each semester is normally 20 to 22 weeks of scheduled classes.

Bachelor of Business (Food Entrepreneurship) (36 Months)
Year 1 - Stage 1:
Academic Study - 6 months
Year 1 - Stage 2:
Professional Experience
6 months
Year 2 - Stage 3:
Academic Study - 6 months
Year 2 - Stage 4:
Professional Experience
6 months
Year 3 - Stage 5
Academic Study - 12 months
         

Stage 2 and Stage 4 are taken up with Professional Experience to allow students to develop and apply principles and practices through an industry work placement.

Year 1

Stage 1: On Campus

Join us on your journey to business accomplishment. Discover a crucial set of food industry and management concepts in your first six months of study. Explore the fundamentals of wine and gastronomic practice as you learn advanced communication skills and financial principles.

Stage 2: Professional Experience 1 (6 months)

Apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge during your six-month placement with leading businesses, organised through our Career Services Unit.

Year 2

Stage 3: On Campus

Take the next step towards business success. Focus on the ever-changing nature of food product development, merchandising and marketing upon returning to campus for your next six-month study component. Learn about key human resource management principles and accounting practices in food related businesses.

Stage 4: Professional Experience 2 (6 months)

Working within key industry sectors during your final six-month professional placement, you will experience important components of the food industry.

Year 3

Stage 5: On Campus

Accelerate your entrepreneurial drive. Strategic management concepts, ethical approaches to food and wine businesses and entrepreneurial management skills come to the fore in your final 12-months' of study. Simulated business environments and situations allow you to apply strategic managerial skills.

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Admissions

Le Cordon Bleu offers two starting dates in January and July each year.

Duration

The Bachelor of Business degrees are three-year programs. The course comprises four stages of six-month semesters each and the final stage is taken over 12 months (2 semesters). Each semester is normally 20 to 22 weeks of scheduled classes.

Stages 2 and 4 are taken up with Professional Experience to allow students to develop and apply principles and practices through an industry work placement.

Entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent interstate/overseas secondary education is required. Applicants must be 18 years of age when the course commences.

All direct entry Stage 3 students must undertake the Le Cordon Bleu Bridging Course, a one-week program offered immediately before each semester.

English Language Requirements

Overseas students must have a minimum level of English proficiency to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6 with no Band Score below 5.5. If English language proficiency is found to be insufficient for successful completion of the academic program, Le Cordon Bleu can direct you to undertake additional language training.

Campuses

Under delivery agreements with partner institutions the degrees are studied on campus in Regency International Centre for Hospitality, Leisure and Food Studies External Website and the City West campus of University of South Australia External Website.

Course Credit

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.

Bridging Course

All direct entry Stage 3 students entering the Bachelor of Business degrees must undertake the Le Cordon Bleu Bridging Course, a one-week program offered immediately before the commencement of each semester.

Professional Experience

Studying Le Cordon Bleu programs in Adelaide, you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the student’s qualification. Le Cordon Bleu partners with hospitality organisations across Australia and overseas. The work placement program for Bachelor of Business degrees is completed over two blocks in Stages 2  and 4, during which students have opportunities to work in world class hotels, resorts and food and wine businesses.

The work placement program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge acquired at Le Cordon Bleu within a professional working environment. Exciting opportunities await students during placement in the hospitality industry and in small business. Students are also introduced to the challenges faced by the industry around the world.

Placements are negotiated by the Le Cordon Bleu Career Services whose staff aim to match students and placements to obtain the most advantageous outcomes.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods vary and include a combination of examinations, tests, essays, reflective journals, reports, projects, and other written assignments, oral presentations, classroom discussions and activities.

Teaching Methods

Most courses are delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Practical courses use the specialist restaurant, kitchen and beverage service facilities available at Regency International Centre for Hospitality, Leisure and Food Studies in Adelaide and Northern Sydney Institute, Ryde College in Sydney. In addition to scheduled classes, students are expected to undertake individual study and extensive reading to further develop their knowledge.

Fee-Help

Eligible Australian citizens can access FEE-HELP for all or part of their tuition fees. Access to FEE-HELP is subject to confirmation by the Australian government.

Accreditation

Le Cordon Bleu undergraduate programs are accredited under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Act 2011 by TEQSA and are registered on the TEQSA National Register External Website under Le Cordon Bleu Australia's registration.

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Note – Additional UniSA Fee (SSAF)

Students enrolled in this course and studying at the University of South Australia campus will be subject to the University-charged Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF.  The Federal Government sets an annual cap as published on their Student Services and Amenities Fee information webpage External Website.  Further information can also be found in the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) documentPDF 322KB] as located on the Le Cordon Bleu Australia General Policies and Procedures webpage.

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CRICOS Provider Numbers: (SA) 01818E (NSW) 02380M
RTO ID number: 4959
Le Cordon Bleu Australia courses are provided under the Tuitions Assurance Scheme (TAS):
the Federal government Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS) (as per the compliance requirements of the ESOS Act)
and ACPET ASTAS (as per the compliance requirements
of the VET Quality Framework, the Higher Education Standards Framework
and the Higher Education Support Act 2003).

Last Updated 15 April 2015


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Course Codes
CRICOS Code: 076174E
Price

International Students
$79,376 for 3 years

Australian Students
$79,376 for 3 years

Career Pathways

Food Entrepreneurship

• Cellar Door Supervisor
• Wine Marketer
• Manager Of Wine Wholesale / Retail Operations
• Wine Entrepreneur
• Wine Educator

Approximate Salary Indications

$30,000 $145,000
These salaries are a guide only and may change according to region and employment contracts. This guide is referenced from MyCareer website External Website .
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