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Welcome to Brisbane Professional College

Who we are

Brisbane Professional College (BPC) is an Australian Government-approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  BPC’s registration can be viewed on the Australian Government websites www.training.gov.au and www.myskills.gov.au under our RTO Provider Number 41556.  

BPC is also an approved provider of education to international students and this can be viewed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses Overseas Students by visiting the websites for the Department of Education and www.cricos.education.gov.au under our CRICOS Provider Number 03517B.

Our Campus is located at Unit 3, 305 Montague Rd West End Brisbane.  The Campus is situated next to Davies Park and within two kilometres of the Brisbane Queen Street Mall which is easily accessed by walking, bus or car.  

BPC currently provides quality training in automotive, commercial cookery and hospitality courses. BPC currently provides quality training in automotive, commercial cookery and hospitality courses. The West End Campus has a fully compliant mechanical repair workshop which is used to train and assess automotive students. BPC operates a commercial training kitchen at Shop 10, 455 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley which is used to train and assess the students enrolled in the culinary and hospitality courses.

Industry Partnerships

BPC has developed strong industry relationships in both automotive and hospitality. BPC has forged partnerships with the Future Auto Group franchise group in addition to the Bosch Car Service network. BPC automotive students are able to be placed in select workshops around Brisbane that are seeking trainees to support their automotive workshops which require workers to undertake vehicle servicing and repairs.

Students studying cookery and hospitality are able to seek employment or work experience with our hospitality industry partner, Venu Plus Management which owns a number of venues around South East Queensland including the famous Beach House restaurants, Madame Wu and Chu the Phatt.

The Team

Automotive Trainers


Carlos has been working in the automotive repair industry since 1980. Carlos completed his apprenticeship with Mercedes Benz in South Africa and since qualifying as an automotive mechanic continued to further his knowledge by completing studies in air conditioning, automotive electrical and heavy vehicle mechanics.


Nicolas has been an automotive mechanic since completing his apprenticeship with Honda and Mercedes Benz in 1996.  Following his apprenticeship, Nicolas continued his studies in automotive by completing studies in air conditioning technology and heavy vehicles.  


Geoff completed his apprenticeship with Jaguar and Land Rover and continued his automotive experience by establishing a successful automatic transmission repair workshop.  Following three decades of repairing automatic and manual transmissions, Geoff was appointed the area manager for the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers before joining BPC as an automotive trainer.


David is a qualified automotive engineer who later complemented his tertiary qualifications in business. David continues to stay up to date by assisting workshops with complex vehicle faults and assisting apprentices and trainees to understand the complex nature of vehicle diagnostics and engineering issues contemplated by Diploma level students.


Shane completed his apprenticeship in 1984 as a mechanical fitter and turner and then later as an automotive mechanic.  Shane has continued to expand his knowledge by completing studies in automotive air conditioning and currently works part time for a leading automotive repair workshop by undertaking complex diagnostic activities which he shares with our students.

Culinary and Hospitality Trainers


Sam is a highly accomplished Chef and has been working as a qualified Chef since 2005 across many different sectors including the Hilton Hotel group and local restaurants and cafes around Brisbane.  Sam continues his love of food by sharing his wealth of experience with our students and developing new and exciting dishes.

Sam is dedicated to helping students find their love for food by encouraging them to seek out opportunities in the local Brisbane hospitality scene.


Andrew completed his apprenticeship as a Chef at Royal on The Park, under the guidance of Executive Chef, Greg Devine.  After completing his apprenticeship, Andrew was accepted by the Galway Harbour Hotel in Galway, Ireland to develop his understanding of European cuisine where he worked his way up through the ranks to Sous Chef under Noel Brennan.  Upon returning to Australia, Andrew took positions within hotels and restaurants around Brisbane including Spoon on James Street, Hydeout Yeronga and Brisbane Brew House until he landed his pinnacle job as the Executive Chef for the Mantra Hotel Group (Brisbane region).

Following his tenure with Mantra, Andrew joined Matt Moran with the Solotel Group before turning his hand to training up-and-coming Chefs.  Andrew continues to engage with the hospitality industry by working with dieticians to develop specific meal and dietary plans for their clients and providing mentoring and coaching of Chefs at various hospitality venues across Brisbane.

Shaun | Hospitality Industry Consultant

Shaun qualified as a Chef in 1991 in London.  After migrating to Australia, Shaun has worked in numerous leading restaurants around Brisbane prior to accepting the Executive Chef role with Venu Plus Management which operates the Beach House Restaurants, Madame Wu and Chu the Phat in West End.
Shaun provides support to Sam through ongoing coaching and mentoring as well as master classes for our students in our commercial kitchen.  Shaun also provides students with opportunities to work in his restaurants across Brisbane and ongoing employment for students seeking a supportive hospitality employer.

Our Campus

The Campus has professionally appointed air conditioned classrooms with free WiFi access.  

All students can make use of the College lunchroom breakout facility including the tea and coffee making facilities, tutorial support area and amenities including disability access. 

BPC ensures each student has a positive learning experience by ensuring each Trainer’s qualifications and knowledge remain up to date with the latest industry standards.  The student’s learning experience is facilitated using various training and assessment delivery techniques accompanied by a range of learning resources, including but not limited to:  

  • LED displays in each classroom for viewing powerpoint presentations
  • Whiteboards
  • Comfortable seating and suitable study desks
  • Adequate lighting
  • Audio visual support
  • Wireless internet
  • Associated training aids including a range of library resources

Automotive Students

Automotive students are provided with their own dedicated classroom which has numerous automotive training props.  A dedicated automotive practical training field with automotive components such as transmissions, differentials, engine cylinder heads, steering racks, ECUs and more are available for students to dismantle and reassemble as part of their learning experience.

The automotive workshop is equipped with 7 vehicles for students to conduct their practical training and assessment and has a range of state-of-the-art equipment for use by students including but not limited to:

  • Workshop plant and equipment including 
    • Vehicle hoists
    • Trolley jacks and safety stands
    • Air compressor
    • Tyre changer and wheel balancer
    • Macpherson strut compressor
    • Oil delivery and waste oil tanks
    • Workshop press
    • A/C recover and refrigerant equipment
  • Diagnostic scan tools
  • Multiple sets of hand tools 
  • Specialist Service Tools including
    • Scan tools
    • Oscilloscope
    • Tension wrenches
    • Multimeters
    • Micrometers
    • Vernier calipers
  • Vehicles with a range of electronic and mechanical faults including hybrid vehicles
  • Engines, transmissions and a range of electronic and mechanical components for testing purposes

Cookery Students

Students studying commercial cookery or hospitality management are provided with their own classroom at our West End Campus as well as their own commercial kitchen which is located at 455 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley.  Our commercial kitchen is currently licenced by the Brisbane City Council under Food Licence number A006072514.

The kitchen provides a seated area for students to complete assessments if needed or enjoy the treats cooked during class.  The kitchen is fully equipped with the following equipment:

  • Plant and equipment including
  • Cold room refrigerator and freezer
  • Meiko dishwasher
  • Gas burner cooktops
  • Unox combi oven
  • 1 x commercial spiral mixer
  • 1 x commercial Wega 2 group head espresso machine
  • 1 x Commercial microwave
  • Pico deep fryer
  • Griddle plate
  • Hand washing basins
  • Stainless steel preparation benches
  • 2 x Vitamix food blenders
  • 1 x Kitchen aid cake mixer
  • 2 x Commercial food processors
  • 1 x Commercial Wega 2 group head espresso machine
  • 1 x Mouli
  • 1 x Mortar and pestle
  • Pots and pans (stainless steel, iron and non stick)
  • Stockpots
  • Cutting boards (white, red, blue, yellow and green)
  • Victorinox knives including Chef, cheese, palette, utility, cake and bread knives
  • Meat cleavers and butcher knives
  • Cake tins, pastry cutters, brushes sieves and icing dusters
  • Serving spoons, ladles, serving tongs,  wooden spoons, whisks, measuring spoons,  measuring cups, portion scoops, paddles, peelers, corers, slicers, cups and saucers, plates, cutlery, temperature probes, blow torches, can openers

Our Industry Partners

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