Quality Training & Hospitality College (QTHC)

Established: 
1992
Location: 
Adelaide & Sydney
CRICOS code: 
02880B

Quality Training and Hospitality College (QTHC) was formed in 1992 by the late Mr. Jim Finlayson. The college is now managed by his son, Mr. Richard Finlayson. Both Jim and Richard have owned and managed many successful hospitality establishments both overseas and in Australia.

QTHC offers nationally accredited courses in commercial cookery and hospitality management to both Australian and international students. Over 1,200 students are trained each year across campuses in Adelaide, Sydney and Queensland.

In addition, QTHC was recognised as the winner of the 2014 South Australia Training Awards, Large Training Provider of the Year.

This institution is represented by Study Options in the UK
  • A QTHC student in class. Photo credit: QTHC

    A QTHC student in class. Photo credit: QTHC

  • Students working in the Sprout Kitchen in Adelaide. Photo credit: QTHC

    Students working in the Sprout Kitchen in Adelaide. Photo credit: QTHC

  • QTHC trainer and student. Photo credit: QTHC

    QTHC trainer and student. Photo credit: QTHC

  • QTHC Adelaide graduates in December 2015. Photo credit: QTHC

    QTHC Adelaide graduates in December 2015. Photo credit: QTHC

More Information

Our courses

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery:

  • 1 year duration
  • 2 semesters
  • Theory and practical

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery:

  • 1.5 years duration
  • 3 semesters
  • Theory, practical and work experience

Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery):

  • 2 years duration
  • 4 semesters
  • Theory, practical and work experience

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery):

  • 2.5 years duration
  • 5 semesters
  • Theory, practical and work experience

Campus and location

The main campus is located in Adelaide and practical classes are taught at various hospitality venues including The Central Market Kitchen and Sprout Kitchen.

In 2015, a new campus was opened in Sydney. The modern training kitchen is located in an inner city suburb of Surry Hills.

Accommodation options

  • Australian homestays
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private rental accommodation

Teaching and Links with Industry

QTHC’s Managing Director, Mr. Richard Finlayson, is on the board of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) as well as Restaurant and Catering South Australia. As such, the curriculum are developed in close conjunction with all legislative requirements and industry best practices.

Student lifestyle

Thousands of students have come to QTHC to create better opportunities. QTHC offer students a challenging and rewarding step towards their dream career. Whether it’s through getting a job, gaining that well deserved promotion or totally changing careers altogether. Students can choose to either study in Adelaide or Sydney campus.

Graduate opportunities

A large number of QTHC’s graduates have recently been sponsored for Australian permanent residency by their employers.

Due to the prolonged shortages of skilled hospitality staff, cooks and chefs, students can easily gain employment through the college’s fast growing, Australia-wide hospitality jobs network ‘Hospitality Jobs Australia’.

Student Testimonials

  • Steve Yoon
    Studied the Diploma of Hospitality at QTHC

    “I enjoy customer service and studied tourism and business management back in South Korea. I chose commercial cookery because I wanted to get the...

  • Satinder Singh
    Studying the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality at QTHC

    “I came from India to complete my hospitality and commercial cookery qualification in Australia. I learnt the fundamentals of cooking all the way...

  • Coleen Emata
    Studying a Diploma of Hospitality at QTHC

    “Growing up in a Filipino home, it has always been a tradition in our family to gather together to celebrate special occasions and momentous...

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