If you’ve ever dreamt about owning your own catering or event management company, this online professional development program is ideal for you.
The Introduction to Catering and Events provides you with the skills and knowledge required to successfully plan events and catering. You will learn how to identify the purpose and scope of events, develop event concepts using creativity, innovation and strategy to develop an event plan.
In this event and catering course, you will learn how to manage resources, operational requirements, production elements and staging. You will learn how to plan for a range of events, such as sporting events, trade shows and exhibitions, conferences and product launches. You will also discover a range of strategic tools and techniques to plan, manage and monitor event operations and performance
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to successfully plan, organise and manage catering and events for a client or employer.
Unit 1 - Plan catering for events or functions
Purpose and scope of event
Exhibitions and trade shows
Conferences, meetings and seminars
Develop a plan
Roles and responsibilities
Consultations and clarification
Specific customer requests
Determine catering requirements
Cultural catering requirements
Collect event information
Concept style and theme
Date, time and duration
Nature of event
Audience market profile
Ideas and creative elements
Creativity and innovation
Communication styles with clients
Operational plan for catering
During the event
Unit 2 - Provide outdoor catering
Plan outdoor menus
Nutritionally balanced options
Touring and participant factors
Special requests / dietary requirements
Food safety hazards
CCP decision tree
Storing food and beverages
Food storage tips
Prepare and serve meals
Food preparation equipment
Hygienic food preparation
Methods of cooking
Unit 3 - Source and use information on the events industry
Laws and regulations
Health and safety legislation
Food safety legislation
Ethical industry practices
Current and emerging technologies
Technology and work activities
At the event
Updating industry knowledge
Current issues and trends
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.