Le Cordon Bleu established a presence in Australia in 1992 when it signed a tripartite agreement with the International College of Hotel Management and TAFE SA to deliver the International Diploma of Hotel Management. This was a very significant agreement as the qualification had previously only been offered in Switzerland.
As part of this arrangement students had the opportunity to be awarded the Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme Culinaire d’Hôtelier, with this partnership arrangement lasted for over 10 years.
In March 1998 Le Cordon Bleu Australia was registered as a company with the first meeting of the Board of Directors occurring in July 1998.
Soon after this Le Cordon Bleu gained training provider registration with the Accreditation and Registration Council of SA under the Vocational Education, Employment and Training Act and the Education Services for Overseas Students Act. This registration allowed Le Cordon Bleu to recruit domestic and overseas students and to have its own courses accredited.
From these beginnings, Le Cordon Bleu Australia grew to include campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Today Le Cordon Bleu Australia is registered to deliver a broad range of vocational and higher education programmes in its own right and partnering with other highly respected, credible and quality tertiary institutions, which has from the beginning been a central component of the Le Cordon Bleu business model - a model that continues to drive business expansion today.
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