ICAE has won the Small Business Award at the NT Chief Minister's Export and Industry Awards in Darwin on 21st September.
ICAE CEO Mr Sean Mahoney was in attendance to accept this Award.
This Award recognises the outstanding work that ICAE performs in providing education to International students in Darwin.
Mr Mahoney said "all of our team at ICAE have contributed to us winning this Award including our teaching faculty, our administrative staff and, of course, our management team. We are also very pleased to receive recognition for the partnerships we have with hotels, cafes, restaurants to place students into paid work whilst they gain their qualifications. ICAE students have a good reputation with local employers and enhance their careers by choosing to study with us".
ICAE will now be a finalist in the National Export Awards to be held in Canberra in December.
ICAE has partnered up with 3 separate Universities in Vietnam to enhance education opportunities for Vietnamese Hospitality students in Darwin, Australia.
ICAE Chief Executive, Mr Sean Mahoney was in Vietnam to sign these agreements and to meet prospective students.
Agreements have been signed with HUTECH University in Ho Chi Minh city, Hai Phong University in Hai Phong, and Nha Trang University in Nha Trang.
Mr Mahoney said "these agreements are part of a long term strategic alliance with Vietnam and in particular educationally well respected Universities. We have had extensive meetings, and all parties agree that a formal and structured approach to building education pathways from Vietnam to Australia will produce almost immediate opportunities for Vietnamese students. Students will be able to get excellent advice in their own Institution in Vietnam to assist them to take advantage of obtaining a student visa to come to Australia. This will change their lives by providing good quality education in Australia, and also to get well paid part time work as part of the course."
ICAE has identified a strong demand from Vietnamese students wanting to come to Darwin to study Hospitality.
Last week the Commercial Cookery students prepared a very tasty feast of seared scallops with asparagus, avocado purée, citrus fruits, mango and raspberry gels.
The teachers from Essington School were invited to have lunch with Cookery students from ICAE on Wednesday 23 August 2017, so that the ICAE students could have the opportunity to participate in a "real" event in order that the trainers could observe their progress and report on the outcomes of their learning.
The Certificate III Commercial Cookery students were responsible for preparing all the food items on the menu by following standard recipes from their ICAE Commercial Cookery Recipe Book.
The Certificate IV students were responsible for all the set up, service and end of event tasks that they would experience in a "real" venue. They were given checklists to complete in preparation for the event, learnt how to follow a run sheet during the event and provided friendly and professional service throughout. All the students worked together as a team to produce a successful event. The feedback from all students was that they enjoy participating in the event and hope that ICAE are going to have many more such events.
ICAE CEO, Sean Mahoney, was in Bacolod City, Philippines last month as part of a Northern Territory delegation which signed a partnership agreement with the Provincial Government.
The new ICAE Kitchen was officially opened on 14 June, 2017. ICAE Cookery students under the supervision of Cookery staff prepared both the menu and the food, as well as serving it. Likewise Hospitality students and staff were responsible for the bar and ensuring that guests were well catered for.
Sean Mahoney, ICAE's CEO, gave a wonderful and rousing speech to those assembled. Unfortunately there's no prize for guessing the purpose of the two wine glasses he held during the speech! The photos below attest to the success of the event and the skill of ICAE's students.
Find out what some of our current students have to say about ICAE. Read their student profiles linked from this page.
ICAE Commercial Cookery students prepared hundreds of plates of roast pork at the recent Territory Taste Festival in Darwin under the direction of ICAE Head Cookery Teacher, Kenneth Burton (he's the one in the big white hat!).
Sean Mahoney (CEO of ICAE) was on hand as official taster and gave a big thumbs up to the greatly appreciated efforts of the ICAE students and staff members.
ICAE is pleased to announce the Barista Short Courses for 2017. Please visit this page for more information.
ICAE and the Northern Territory Government are proud to offer StudyNT Scholarships to worthy students to study hospitality at ICAE in Darwin
ICAE is pleased to announce that Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships are provided by the Northern Territory government and ICAE to talented students from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to study in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Find out more on the StudyNT Scholarship Information page.