Our much-valued partners offer industry support and experience to our students by providing internship and work placement opportunities. This exposure to the work environment early in their career gives our students a head-start on their path to employment in Australia.


Mercury Institute of Victoria

We are proudly partnered with MIV so we can

offer collaborative cookery courses in Canberra.

Mercury Institute of Victoria (RTO: 41264, CRICOS: 03439M) is a registered training organisation based in Melbourne’s city centre. Established in 2015, MIV has fast become one of the biggest VET course providers in Melbourne, highly regarded by both domestic and international students. MIV has become an educational partner of Opulence College to provide students with the option to complete commercial cookery and hospitality courses in Canberra, in addition to Melbourne.

Collaborative courses with Mercury Institute of Victoria (MIV):

  • SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery + SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management Package
  • SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery + SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management + SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management Package

Black Fire is an award-winning Spanish-Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located in Canberra’s lively suburb of Braddon. Since 2014, Black Fire has been serving the best tapas, grilled meats, and banquet menus to customers from all over the world.  As part of our collaborative cookery courses with Mercury Institute of Victoria, students are lucky enough to train in the kitchen of Black Fire alongside their talented chefs, and also have the opportunity to complete a work-placement as part of their course. This partnership gives students valuable experience in a real-world working environment to prepare them for employment in the hospitality field.

Black Fire Restaurant

In the spirit of reconciliation, Opulence College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.