Federation TAFE has stepped on to the national and international stage with a long history of assistance to industry in western Victoria. Since 1840, Ballarat has been a hub for innovation in industry ever since the Victorian gold rush and our roots can be found in the Ballarat School of Mines.
Student Stories from Federation TAFE
Find out what students from Federation TAFE have to say about their study experience.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
I'm fortunate to be one of those people who's always known what they wanted to do with their life.
My name's Alyssa Heard and I started working in hospitality as a waitress in a golf club when I was 15 to earn extra money. The head chef took an interest in me when she found out how passionate I was about cooking.
Towards the end of year 12 she took me under her wing and offered me an apprenticeship, and I enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Winning several awards proved that I was on track.
Creating fresh and slow food that's made with love is important to me. I also love baking and I'm now doing Certificate III in Patisserie.