PRAIRIEWOOD High School officially launched its new state-of-the-art trade training centre on Monday, courtesy of a $1.5 million grant from the federal government.
The funds went towards upgrading one of the school's existing home economics kitchens, which has now become the Prairiewood Trade Training Centre.
Home economics head teacher Amanda Stewart said they applied for the funds two years ago and construction began last September for completion in May.
"We have been offering hospitality for quite some time and we had a partial renovation of our kitchen but we really wanted to have a state-of-the-art commercial facility for our students so that we can provide a realistic industry setting for our hospitality students," she said.
"We were absolutely thrilled when we found out because our facilities were very rundown.
"We knew it would be the most wonderful thing for the students.
"It's a fabulous facility and it makes us work more professionally."
Ms Stewart said the centre had also helped the school cater for functions for up to 400 people.
"It changes the students' attitude," she said.
"They are more professional and they take it more seriously because it's like working in a professional industry."
Year 11 student Ryan Palmer described it as "amazing".
"I want to be a chef when I finish school so it prepares us in the future if we want to proceed in the hospitality industry," he said.
"We now have state-of-the-art equipment."
Another student Daniel Gualterio, 16, agreed.
He said the new set-up had helped him complete his 70 hours of work placement and enabled the students to cater for large numbers.