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Anura Jayasuriya

Anura is a professional chef and culinary instructor at Melbourne Polytechnic. Anura was the chef saucier at the Atlantic Group in Central Pier Docklands from 2013. He was responsible for all the proteins, stocks and soups for up to 1600 customers. He brings years of real world industry experience to Melbourne Polytechnic’s Hospitality department. 

 Anura has taught at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2017, maintaining his work as a professional chef. He uses his professional career experience to teach his students practical applications of culinary theory, all with a real world foundation.  Anura enjoys engaging with his students and promotes reflection at the end of each session for continuous improvement for both students and teacher. Anura holds a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently studying for his Diploma in Vocational Education and Training.  

Cookery Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Non-apprenticeship SIT30816
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Workplace and Industry, Preston, Prahran
Free Tafe Job Trainer VTAC Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Workplace and Industry, Prahran
Are you interested in carving a career in the thriving hospitality scene? Food is a necessity of life and people with skills in Commercial Cookery can work anywhere from the local pub to top international restaurants and hotels. If you want to gain skills in the culinary industry, our popular Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 is the right choice for you.
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery SIT40516
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship - Preston, Prahran
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship - Preston, Prahran
Are you an aspiring head chef or restaurant owner? Our Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery SIT40516 provides the ingredients and techniques you need to cook up a tantalizing career.
Certificate III in Patisserie SIT31016
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Workplace and Industry, Preston
Job Trainer VTAC Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Workplace and Industry, Preston
Become the face behind those delectable cake shop and patisserie creations. Our Certificate III in Patisserie SIT31016 will develop creativity and passion for detail as you take the first step in your career as a pastry chef. If you are an Apprentice Pastry cook, or seeking a qualification, or if you simply want a career change, this course is for you.
Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416
Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
VTAC Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Unleash your leadership potential in hospitality by developing strong practical skills, hands-on experience and excellent leadership capability. Our Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416 equips you with all the skills to gain a management position within this exciting industry.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Apprenticeship SIT30816
Hospitality - Apprentice, Part Time - Workplace and Industry, Preston, Prahran
VTAC Hospitality - Apprentice, Part Time - Preston, Workplace and Industry, Prahran
Are you interested in carving a career in the thriving hospitality scene? Food is a necessity of life and people with skills in Commercial Cookery can work anywhere from the local pub to top international restaurants and hotels. If you want to gain skills in the culinary industry, our popular Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 is the right choice for you.