AN international training provider will be opening its first Perth campus at The Rise in Maylands and will offer hospitality and basketball programs to overseas and local students.
Bayswater Council unanimously supported iCollege Pty Ltd’s application for a three-year lease of the vacant kiosk and former One Stop Shop, with two three-year renewal options, at last night’s committee meeting.
The Australian Securities Exchange listed company delivers vocational education and training in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Columbia.
Students will run The Rise kiosk seven days a week, under the supervision of iCollege trainers, chefs and assessors.
The college will book and pay for the use of two commercial kitchens, function rooms and courts for the programs.
iCollege chief financial officer Badri Gosavi had 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and co-owned several restaurants including the Meatball Bar, Two Fat Indians, Burgers at Baysie and Bollywood Restobar.
Executive general manager Stuart Manifold said the main aim was to increase the amount of foreign students coming to study in Australia.
“We’d be delighted to work closely with the City of Bayswater and the staff at The Rise who to date have been brilliant,” he said.
“It (cooking program) is not exclusively for international students, there will certainly be opportunities for Indigenous students and local students should they want to be involved.”
Mr Manifold expected to cater for between 80 and 100 students.
Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish said it was a great opportunity for the City to partner with the college.
“Their expansion to sports development is very welcome,” he said.
“All in all we will be better utilising an under-utilised asset.”
Councillor Stephanie Gray said she hoped the college would give opportunities to local students in the catering business.