In order to access the online course, you will need the following minimum requirements:


  • A smart device to take, download and share photos and videos.
Most students prefer to use a smartphone and any digital camera can be used.
  • A way to view lessons and videos. Viewing lessons and videos can be done on any computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  • A way to write and edit documents. For editing documents, a keyboard and mouse are ideal.
  • A way to scan, upload and share documents.


  • Operating System: Windows 7 or newer, Mac OSX or greater, Chrome OS
  • Tablet, Phone OS: Android 4+/ iOS 6+
  • Internet Connection: ADSL/Broadband high-speed internet
  • Please note: If your internet speed is lower than the following recommendations, you may experience long load times and media buffering.
  • Download speed: 25 mbps (or higher) Upload speed: 6 mbps (or higher)
  • Computer Processor: SSE2 compatible Dual Core 2GHz or higher
  • Computer Memory: 4 GB RAM or greater
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum
  • Browser:
    Safari 5.1+, Chrome 27+ (including ChromeBooks), Firefox 21+, Internet Explorer 10+, Opera 12+
  • Other:
    For Media File Downloads Only, Excel 2003+, Word 2003+, All PDF readers

Your home study Kitchen Equipment list! This is merely a guideline of equipment that you would need over the period to prepare the required dishes (recipes) during your online course.


General Home Equipment

  • Hob or Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Fridge and freezer


Cooking utensils

  • Oven gloves
  • Frying pan (for sautéing or frying) – preferably non-stick
  • Oven/baking trays
  • Pots


Kitchen smalls and accessories

  • Colander/sieve
  • Ladle
  • Measuring jug
  • Grater
  • Spoons
  • Cooling rack
  • Nozzles and piping bag
  • Rubber pastry spatula (bowl scraper)
  • Rolling pin
  • Tongs
  • Whisk
  • Egg lifter
  • Serving spoons
  • Scale (digital)
  • Pastry brush
  • Mixing bowls


Kitchen Hygiene Supplies

  • First-aid kit
  • Sanitiser (general)
  • Hand wash
  • Kitchen towels
  • Hand sanitizer