Is the Australian Institute of Technical Chefs, officially government recognised as an accrediting institute?
Not officially by Government or by statuary regulation. There is no chefs association in Australia that is officially recognised by statuary regulation. This may, or may not eventuate; however is definitely a long-term goal of the Institute. However unofficially recognised (as are all other legitimate chefs associations). However, AITC is also consulted by government agencies on training issues.
The Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs has just started and its strength as an accrediting body will grow with members. The Australian Institute of TechnicalChef is a group of experienced and technically qualified commercial chefs who all have (No exceptions) agreed to be individually assessed to ensure they meet the agreed standards to form an independent association that accredits / credentials its own member chefs.
The standards of association have been agreed and set at a professional level ,requiring evidence to show Skills, Fitness, Knowledge, Experience, Commitment and an obligation for Continuing development. Members agree that there is a need to start to protect their occupational status and vocation by strict and self-regulation monitored by the association.
The commercial cookery Industry is huge and diverse. Within the commercial cookery Industry there is a wide variety occupations that require diverse levels of training, education and experience.
There are levels of occupations that require highly qualified personnel who need high-level formal training, education, experience, and professionalism that is well above trade standards.
There are levels of occupations that require highly qualified personnel who need training and experience to deliver trade quality while being professional in attitudes and actions.