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Salford College



Salford College of Hospitality and Management (SCHM) is a renowned educational institution offering a diverse selection of academic and vocational courses in subject areas such as commercial cookery, hospitality, business, management and English language.

The country is vast and varied, with a geography and culture uniquely its own. Salford College has multiple campuses in Australia. The main facility is located in the heart of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia. Known as the ‘Festival State', its warm and dry climate with rolling hills and valleys make it an ideal landscape for cultivating vineyards and hosting outdoor events.

Adelaide is a modern contemporary city, with a lively cultural scene and a thriving Central Business District. Home to museums, theatres and world-renowned art galleries, the city ranks highly in global quality of life assessments. There are multiple SCHM campuses located within Adelaide's CBD, just walking distance from each other and from an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars and other services. The campuses are modern and well equipped with computer rooms, study zones, fast and free WiFi throughout all campuses.

The Adelaide campuses contain course-specific learning facilities such as an industrial kitchen unit and functional restaurant used for the commercial cookery courses. The college's central location offers close links with Adelaide's business and industrial sectors, as well as being extremely well serviced by public transport links to the surrounding area. In 2017, Salford College opened a new campus in Sydney, Parramatta.

Salford College places an emphasis in combining academic study with hands-on practical experience and ensures that their courses reflect the most current industry needs. With an extremely high standard of tuition, an inclusive approach to learning and qualifications at many levels, Salford College is fantastic preparation for entry into professional work or further education.

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Study options & entry requirements

Study options & entry requirements

Salford College offers study options in the subject areas listed below.


Hospitality study options that students can choose from include the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Certificate III in Baking Certificate IV in Baking Diploma of Hospitality Management and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.


With top course material and trainers, students learn how to apply business skills in the industry. Students can choose to take the Diploma of Business or the Advanced Diploma of Business.

Leadership & Management

Students gain practical skills and knowledge in leadership and management across enterprise and industry contexts. Study options students can choose from include the Diploma of Leadership and Management the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management the Diploma of Project Management the Advanced Diploma of Program Management and the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership.


Salford College can help students earn credit towards their degree at The University of South Australia, Flinders University and International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).


Students can choose from General English and ELICOS programs to develop their language skills to be able to take up further studies in Australia.

Entry Requirements

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (or) equivalent in TOEFL, PTE, OET (or) Salford's Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) test

Academic entry requirements:

  • At least Australian Year 12 equivalent

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Salford College's main facility is based in the heart of CBD Adelaide offering study options ranging from Business, English, Leadership and Management and Hospitality Management.

The college has its very own industrial kitchen facilities and function restaurant that students can access for their commercial cookery programs. Students use these premises to carry out all theoretical and practical kitchen work.

Students can also avail well-resourced computer rooms, enjoy free Wi-Fi and much more.

Salford College also has a campus based in Sydney, Parramatta, which was opened in 2017. This campus is placed in a prominent suburb and offers students many facilities.

Students are only a 5-minute walk from the local train station and 20 minutes away from Sydney CBD by train. Accommodation costs and overall cost of living in the region are more affordable for international students. Employment opportunities are also available in plenty for students.

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Accommodation services

Salford College's accommodation placement services for international students help them find accommodation suitable to their needs.

The student services department offers students advice on accommodation options. The college also has a noticeboard sharing information on available student accommodation.

Accommodation options

The college can arrange accommodation for students on their request. The options available to international students are as below:

  • Apartments/ shared flats
  • Homestay
  • Youth hostel

Student safety

Adelaide is among Australia's safest cities. The Australian police are helpful, friendly and can always be approached safely. In cases of emergency, students can contact the fire, police department or an ambulance with a free call. Visit the Salford College website for more on student accommodation and safety.

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The capital of South Australia, Adelaide houses nearly 1.2 million people. Green parklands, coastal beaches, and the Mount Lofty Ranges are some of the diverse landscapes that surround the city. Historic buildings, street cafes, wide streets, and shops of all kinds also make up the city.

At Adelaide, students enjoy the convenience of a nice sized city without the frustrations of a larger city.

Its city centre is made up of various squares and a grid of streets and is extremely accessible being a one-mile square. The city's diverse cultural mix ensures international students can choose from a variety of food options.

Adelaide is also famous for its festivals such as the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, and WOMADelaide. The weather in the city is the best during March, which is also known as the event season.

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Student speak

Student speak

''I've been studying Adv Diploma of Business at Salford College since last year. Salford College is one of the best colleges I have studied at. The tutors are very supportive to their students. The team is very approachable and understanding towards their students. They are always there to assist their students. The classes are well organised and equipped. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the city. Studying at Salford College was a perfect decision I made.''- Deep K Sidhu

''I am very happy studying in Salford College, because it provides a wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons, earn valuable qualifications and make lifelong friends.'' - Xue Han (China)

''At Salford, the biggest lesson is the attitude the chef trainers inspire in the students, who respond very well to students who show the most effort, to work hard, go home tired, theory class the next day. The amount of joy in what you can do and learn here is endless. I feel blessed to study at Salford.'' - Cecilia Sawal (Manila)

''Choosing to study in Salford College was a great decision for me, not only because of the well-educated staff but also for its cultural diversity. From the first day I felt that I was part of Salford College. Staff and students made me feel welcomed and comfortable. Trainers and the rest of the staff are very passionate with what they do and that is a feeling someone will get as soon as they will arrive in college. Studying with students from other countries and different cultures is a great experience since we all have so much to share with each other. The facilities are well organised and tidy. It is very vital for me as for the people of Salford College to operate in a clean environment. I would definitely recommend to someone to study in this friendly and accountable education facility.'' - Athanasia Skreta (Greece)

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