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Level 3 Renovation
Level 3 Renovation
Level 3 construction work has now been completed and classes have commenced. The renovation for this level has brought a fresh look with better classroom, kitchenette and bathroom facilities. A brand new “cutting edge” computer lab has been created to host 32 computer stations. Level 3 has faced several incidents of air conditioning problems in the past, which has now been fixed with the installation of a brand new system.
Security
Cameras
Security Cameras
New CCTV cameras have been fitted into the stairwells. This is to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment for all staff and students and be able to meet our duty of care obligations.
Bushfire Appeal Donation
to WIRES
Bushfire Appeal Donation to WIRES
Late last year, Queensford College has donated earnings from our Brisbane Café to to WIRES Rescue who is the largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation charity in Australia. With the total amount at $1,390.

WIRES is a non-profit organisation providing rescue and rehabilitation for all native Australian fauna for over 30 years.
Highlights and
Achievements
Food and Hospitality Queensland Chef of the Year 2019
In August 2019, our Senior Hospitality Trainer, Stephen Furlong, competed in Food and Hospitality Queensland Chef of the Year 2019. Where it sees chefs compete against chefs in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. They had one hour to prepare their best dishes from a box of ingredients supplied by Wholesale Fruit Company and Inspired By Australian Pork.
Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award
Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award
It’s been three years since our Senior Hospitality Trainer, Stephen Furlong, has been judging at Queensland Metro Cook-off for Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award. It is Australia's longest running culinary cooking competition for young chef's. We were thrilled that our commercial cookery student, Andres, and his team mate competed and won silver!
ECCQ’s Bright Future Project
ECCQ’s Bright Future Project
Our first batch of students from ECCQ have successfully completed their Individual Support studies with us. We were honoured to attend their graduation ceremony in September 2019. ⠀ Working in collaboration ECCQ’s Bright Future Project to provide support and assistance to culturally and linguistically diverse Queenslanders to undertake formal training in vocational qualification to gain nationally recognised skills.⠀
Employee Anniversary
Our Meggie Manalo will be coming up to her 7-year Anniversary with Queensford. Here is her story:
Employee Anniversary
I am grateful for the challenges and triumphs that we have experienced as a team and I am inspired to keep empowering our students through quality education. I have witnessed the college evolve through the years and I am proud to be a part of an organisation which continues to grow and expand in the vocational education and training sector. I am looking forward to more opportunities to contribute to this organisation and to assist more students in their aged care training. Thankful for 7 years, and excited for greater things ahead!
Valentine’s Day​
Valentine’s Day​
We had a fun Valentine's Day

Adelaide

Successfully enrolled approx. 700 VETiS students
Successfully enrolled approx. 700 VETiS students
While looking individually at our departments, here are some highlights: Commercial Cookery: Students are at all different stages of their course, however students producing some great dishes in the kitchen. Individual Support: Students have had high attendance and currently on work placement. 14 students have successfully completed last year and gained employment. Leadership and Management: Students have been good with overall attendance. In particular, Sarah’s class has had the highest attendance and course progress. Child Care: Students are close to finishing their course. We’ve had a new room dedicated to child care equipment and it is looking bright and colourful.
New Facilities Construction
New Facilities Under Construction
Adelaide Campus is growing! Already occupying Level 11 and 12 of 90 King William Street, we will also be occupying Level 13 with more classrooms for our students. We are also making final movement on launching a new commercial training kitchen that will be opening in March 2020.
Commercial Training Kitchen
Commercial Training Kitchen
Highlights and
Achievements
Food and Hospitality Queensland Chef of the Year 2019
In August 2019, our Senior Hospitality Trainer, Stephen Furlong, competed in Food and Hospitality Queensland Chef of the Year 2019. Where it sees chefs compete against chefs in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. They had one hour to prepare their best dishes from a box of ingredients supplied by Wholesale Fruit Company and Inspired By Australian Pork.
Susan Matteucci
Commercial Cookery & Hospitality Trainer and Assessor
Commercial Cookery & Hospitality Trainer and Assessor
Team Player Award Adapts to anything circumstance that is handed to her and always with a smile.
Sarah Trainer-Russell
Leadership and Management Trainer and Assessor
Leadership and Management Trainer and Assessor
Extraordinary Diligence Award Completing marking within strict deadlines and completing all students within their COE dates.
Featured Event
End of Commercial Cookery Class 2018 Group
Featured Event
End of Commercial Cookery Class 2018 Group

Parramatta

Commercial Training Kitchen
Upcoming New Commercial Training Kitchen
We are underway with plans to launch a new commercial training kitchen located at ground level at our Wentworth Street, Parramatta Campus.
Featured Events
Featured Events
Students with Miss Nepal World 2019, Anushka Shrestha

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