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Explore the aesthetics of food and wine and its place in the hospitality experience with a strong focus on the entrepreneurial and culinary aspects of hospitality, including small business management, marketing and wine & beverage management. Inspiring potential career pathways such as Restaurant Manager, Resort Manager or Business Owner.

Potential Career Paths

Our Bachelor of Business in International Restaurant Management degree prepares students for a range of careers at management level in restaurant businesses, food and beverage consultancy, and food production & service.

Restaurant Manager | Catering Manager | Event Management | Cafe or Restaurant Owner | Resort Management | General Manager | Food and Beverage Manager |Sommelier


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As part of the one-on-one tour you will view our state-of-the-art teaching facilities, learn about our unique Culinary arts and have the opportunity to talk directly to Le Cordon Bleu representatives.

You can book a campus tour either individually, as a small group, or for your whole school class.

Approximately 1 hour
Fees: Free

Programme Details

  • Term Dates & How to Apply

    To apply for a Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management) applicants must complete the application process, providing certified academic transcripts and other relevant documentation.

    Holiday breaks are scheduled for a period of time of 1 to 6 weeks starting at the conclusion of each Study Period.

    For more detailed information on how to apply for this program please click here.

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  • Course Structure

    View Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management) Course Rules

    *Study plan subject to changes


    YEAR 1:

    • Kitchen Operations Management (Double Unit)
    • The purpose of this unit is for students to be able to interpret the daily activities and operations of a commercial kitchen; and acquire basic culinary skills and techniques in the French classical tradition.
    • Communication
    • To develop effective communication skills as an independent learner and reflective practitioner.
    • Wine Fundamentals
    • To provide students with a holistic understanding of wine, from grape growing and production to wine tasting, in the context of food and beverage service.
    • Food and Beverage Service (Double Unit)
    • The purpose of this unit is to develop in students an understanding of the knowledge and skills required by food and beverage service operations personnel within the international hospitality industry.
    • Accounting Principles and Practice
    • The purpose of this unit is to introduce accounting concepts and skills to enable students to interpret financial reports and apply budgeting processes.
    • Foundation Theory and Practice
    • The aim of this unit is to prepare students for their industry placements and work-integrated learning units, with a focus on workplace expectations and potential issues and opportunities that may arise in industry settings.
    • Management Concepts
    • The purpose of this unit is to introduce and contextualise management concepts and theories usisng practical examples drawn from hospitality sectors.


        YEAR 2:

        • 13-week WIL Placement
        • Introduction To Marketing
        • The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to socially responsible approaches to customer centred marketing operations within the international hospitality industry.
        • Hospitality Financial Management
        • The purpose of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of financial management techniques relating to the international hospitality industry.
        • Human Resources Management
        • The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the key principles, concepts, knowledge and skills required to manage human resources within a hospitality context.
        • The Hospitality Experience
        • The purpose of this unit is to reflect on the concept of hospitality, considering historical and cultual perspectives and the idea of hospitality as an experience.
          • Restaurant Concepts
          • The purpose of this unit is to research and apply concepts in the planning and design of restaurants.
          • Culinary Practice (Double Unit)
          • The purpose of this unit is to build on the introductory skills and knowledge that students gained in Kitchen Operations Management by developing intermediate and advanced culinary and management skills and knowledge.
          • Food and Beverage Cost Control
          • This unit will introduce students to food and beverage operations in an international hospitality context with an emphasis on cost control.
          • Food Quality Management
          • The purpose of this unit is to develop students' skills and knowledge to ensure safe commercial kitchen food handling, preparation and storage, consistent with HACCP.


            YEAR 3:

            • 13-week WIL Placement
            • Advanced Marketing
            • The purpose of this unit is to explore strategic marketing within an international context.
            • Leadership and Management in Action
            • The purpose of this unit is to enable students to be flexible and adaptive in their leadership style according to the needs of employees, the business and the situation at hand.
            • Hospitality Business Law
            • The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the legal system as a framework for the comprehension of legal obligations and responsibilities, tenders and service contracts, and common business situations that involve legal issues.
            • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
            • To develop a sound understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process and to provide students with the opportunity to conceptualise and plan the development of either a hotel, restaurant, food, wine, tourism, hospitality or event related business from an entrepreneurial perspective.
            • Strategic Management
            • To provide students with the opportunity to research and evaluate contemporary approaches to strategic management and their application to international hospitality businesses.
            • Quality Service Management
            • The purpose of this unit is to develop in students an appreciation of quality and service excellence as a fundamental strategic orientation that delivers customer value and ensures superior performance and sustainable competitive advantage.
            • Decision Making For Managers
            • The purpose of this unit is to apply knowledge and decision-making skills in various simulated (virtual and role-play) business management scenarios.
            • Food and Wine Philosophy
            • The purpose of the unit is to synthesise all design and planning aspects of a bespoke dining experience. Based on group work the unit covers menu and recipe design, costing and service, using an applied gastronomic approach.
          • Who is the Program For?

            Applicants who wish to forge a career in restaurant management are encouraged to consider this degree program. Applicants will learn to master the fundamentals of hospitality as well as strategic management principles.

            Admission criteria:

            • Applications with higher education study:
              Applications with previous higher education study will be eligible for entry into Le Cordon Bleu’s VET and/or higher education programs. Academic Credit will be assessed upon application and approved Academic Credit will be detailed in the Letter of Offer. Successful completion of an approved undergraduate degree will be required for entry into our postgraduate programs.
            • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET study):
              Applications with recognised VET studies will be eligible for entry into Le Cordon Bleu’s VET and undergraduate programs. Academic Credit will be assessed upon application and approved Academic Credit will be detailed in the Letter of Offer.
            • Applicants with work and life experience:
              Applicants who are over 21 years of age at the time of application are entitled to consideration for entry as mature-age students. For entry into undergraduate and postgraduate programs applicants must have at least three year’s work experience at a supervisory/management level as deemed relevant by the Dean of Le Cordon Bleu Australia or nominee.
            • Applicants with recent secondary education:
              Applicants will be required to have successfully completed an Australian Year 11 (for VET programs) or Year 12 program (for undergraduate programs) or recognised foundation program. No ATAR is required. There is no expiry date on completion of these qualifications.

            Student Profile

            Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management)

            Applicant Background Number of Students
            Percentage of All Students
            (A) Past higher education study (include a bridging or enabling course) 0 0
            (B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study <5 <5
            (C) Recent secondary education:  
            • Admitted solely on the basis of a ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such a equity or subject bonus points)
            N/A N/A
            • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
            N/A N/A
            • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
            <5 <5
            (D) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above) 0 0%
            International Students 9 100%
            All Students 9 100%


            • “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
            • N/A – Students not accepted in this category
            • N/P – Not Published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students
          • What Qualification will I gain?

            Successful graduates will gain a Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management)

          • Assessment

            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.

          • Academic Credit

            You can apply for Academic 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 this. If you would like to apply for this, please visit here for more information.

          • Campus Location

            This programme is available at Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide or Le Cordon Bleu Sydney.

            The programme at Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide is delivered in association with TAFE SA Regency International Centre for Hospitality, Leisure and Food Studies.

            The programme at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney is delivered in association with TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus.

          • Fee-Help for Australian students

            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.


          • iain-codona-testimonial
            As an alumni it’s really good to know you have these great connections all over the world, it’s a massive community. Everywhere you go you find these great people in the industry who are also from Le Cordon Bleu.
            Iain Codona - Bachelor of Business International Restaurant Management Alumnus
          • pankaj-kukreja-testimonial-IHM-IRM
            The practical side of the degree got me the job as a hospitality manager and the business theory helped me launch my online business.
            Pankaj Kukreja - Bachelor of International Hotel and Restaurant Management

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