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Rural Vocational Development

Funded ByAusAID
Qualification DeliveredCert III in Commercial Cookery
LocationDili, Timor Leste

Vocational Development in Timor Leste

​This programme is delivered over 2 years to a number of full-time employees of PDL Toll’s Timor Leste based defence logistics unit. ICAE designed the course to overcome the challenges involved with offshore delivery in a developing country and to fit in with PDL Toll’s needs, given that they feed 1,200 Australia defence personnel each day.

​The programme is neatly integrated with PDL Toll’s day-to-day operation and managed by ICAE’s Timor based staff with regular visits from ICAE’s Australian based management. Since commencement in 2009, ICAE has delivered the first trade level qualifications to be awarded in Dili since independence (1999), awarding six Certificates III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) to local Timor Leste


2010: First trade level qualifications awarded in Dili since independence in 1999.
2010: ICAE students invited by the President’s office cater for Timor Leste’s largest event, the Tour de Timor cycle race.
2010: ICAE students received the Presidential Solidarity Medal. See video on YouTube.
2011: ICAE student invited by the President’s office to cater for the Tour de Timor for the second year in a row. See photos on Facebook.