About us

Join us at The Institute of Culinary Excellence (ICE) to gain skills and experience in commercial cookery under the expert tuition of our trainers, assessors and guest master chefs. We provide a holistic approach to training and assessment, combining engaging and informative theory lessons with hands on kitchen demonstrations and practice.

ICE students also have the opportunity to visit local food businesses, manufacturers, markets and farms to gain an insight into where our fresh local produce is sourced from. Brisbane offers a warm subtropical climate with a casual relaxed demographic and feel. It also has some excellent award-winning dining establishments. ICE has a wide network of local restaurant and hotel partners who work with us to provide tuition, work placement and sponsorship to the school.

Who is ICE?

ICE is a high level, award winning cookery college in Brisbane that offers culinary career training to apprentice and trainee chefs, as well as international students wishing to study cookery in Australia.

We employ, and work with, some of the best chefs in the industry. We have world class training kitchens and state of the art classrooms.

Why Choose us?

At ICE, we take pride in looking after our students and clients personally. Unlike other training organisations, we offer personalised, tailor made training for each individual student that best suits their needs. Students become part of the ICE family as soon as they start studying with us.

We have created a relaxed, friendly and inclusive learning environment that is current, professional and most of all, enjoyable for everyone. We guarantee to work very hard to help our students achieve their career goals and become qualified chefs. Just ask our students!

Our programs

Students attend a combination of theory and practical classes at our Coorparoo campus and combine self-paced project work and home research to complete their qualification. As part of the program, they must also undertake work placement at a local restaurant, hotel or hospitality establishment, which is arranged by ICE. The Institute of Culinary Excellence International Program provides accredited training in the following qualifications:

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

This program is the traditional trade qualification for students wishing to become a pastry chef or pastry or bread specialist. The course includes the basic subjects from the Certificate III Commercial Cookery including: Food hygiene and safety, along with basic cookery methods..

SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

This program is similar to the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery program, however it includes more management leadership subjects such as finances and budgets, human resource management and operational planning. Offered over eighteen months, it includes classroom …

SIT50421 Diploma of Hospitality Management

This program is a senior management qualification, suitable for individuals who are planning on pursuing a career as an executive chef or hospitality manager. It includes business management and leadership subjects as well as commercial cookery electives.

Winner of the training provider of the year award at the 2018 queensland training awards

Please contact us for our International student fee schedule

International student enrolment, fees & payment plan 

  1. Submit a student application form to admin@theice.com.au. Download the form here or obtain one from our agent.
  2. Application reviewed by ICE staff/ video interview conducted.
  3. Based on the application and interview outcome the applicant may be offered a place in the course.
  4. A letter of offer will be sent for you to accept.
  5. Once signed by the student and returned to ICE, the student will be admitted to their course and a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be issued.

6. The equipment and the uniform invoice will be issued and will need to be paid prior to entry into Australia.

7. Student finalises VISA application, including health insurance requirements and payment pay. (health insurance must cover the full duration of the course).

8. Once the student has arrived in Australia and made their first payment of tuition fees, they will be enrolled into the required units of the course.

International student training calendar

2023 Term Dates

23rd January – 31st March
17th April – 23rd June
10th July – 15th September
3rd October – 8th December

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International student handbook

This handbook covers the following pre-enrolment information:
– Campus location
– Studying and Living in Brisbane
– Fees, Payments & Refunds
– Rules and Regulations
– Training and Assessment
– Language Requirements
– Cancellation Policy
– Complaints & Appeals Policy
– Privacy Policy

Please ensure you read your submission carefully before submitting an application.

International student
application form

Please download the application form and complete all the fields. Email the completed form to: admin@theice.com.au.
Please ensure you have read and understood the International Student Handbook before submitting an application.

Expression of interest
to be an education agent

The Institute of Culinary Excellence works with a number of Education Agents for the recruitment of our International Students. As per CRICOS regulations we must have a written agreement with each agent.
Please download the expression of interest form and complete all the fields. Email the completed form to: admin@theice.com.au. Please ensure you have read and understood the International Student Agent Policy that forms part of the application form before submitting an expression of interest form.

Agent names

DC Study International Education Consultants

A. UG36 Alfaro Place, 146 Leviste Street Salcedo Village,
1227 Makati, Philippines

GoStudy Australia

A. Suite 2 ,Level 6 117 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Empowered Visa Solutions

A. 201 Portal West Building Sillman Hibbard Ave,
Dumaguete City Nergros Oriental, Philippines 6200

Hello Australia

A. Suite 5, Level 4 141 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000

World Connect Consultancy Services

A. Level 2, RRL Building, Landco Business Park Barangay Capantawan, egazpi City 4500 Albay, Philippines


A. 10/26 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Web International Education Services

A: Putalisadak-31, 1-3rd floor,
Kathmandu, Nepal

Smart Education Nepal

A: Putalisadak-28
3rd Floor of Siddhi Binayak Bhanwan
Kathmandu, Nepal 44600

Catch Up Education

A: 111, Flinders Street,
Surry Hill, Sydney, NSW

SONYA International Education

A: Level 5, 155, Queen Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000