Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course Duration: 56 Weeks
FEES- Tuition: $10,050 Materials: $1,000 Application: $250

Course Description  

This course, as described in the Hospitality and Tourism Training Package focuses on the skills and knowledge required for an individual to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

As taught at Australian College of Trade the course concentrates predominantly on providing students with exposure to the requirements of an industry cook in a fully operational commercial kitchen environment. The unique nature of our college is that it is fully embedded within the Thornbury Theatre. This beautiful and stately venue has been home to entertainment and private events for close to 100 years and is an iconic building in Melbourne’s inner Northern region.

The two fully equipped and operational commercial kitchens located within the Australian College of Trade/Thornbury Theatre complex have a dual role. On the one hand, they provide our students with the delivery of cookery training classes in a commercial kitchen environment. Secondly, and just as importantly, with the regular events staged at the Theatre, our students are exposed to industry realistic food preparation and cooking conditions to serve groups with as many as 1100 guests.

Course Entry Requirements
This qualification is available to international applicants who are:

  • 18 years of age and older, and
  • Have achieved a satisfactory result for the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher and
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language competency at IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent or above (exemptions listed following Course Structure)

Academic Pathways
Individuals may enter SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational (industry) experience and without a lower level qualification.

After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT40416 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations or SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie.

Career Opportunities
There is scope for individuals that complete this course to gain skills that are aligned with job/s such as:

  • Cook/chef

Course Structure
This course is delivered as face to face training in the following locations:
Classrooms and practical training kitchens located at our Thornbury campus. It also includes work based training that is conducted during events at the Thornbury Theatre and/or at approved commercial kitchens.

To achieve competency for the course a student must satisfactorily complete 25 units of competency. The units in the course as taught at the Australian College of Trade comprise of:

  • 21 core units
  • 4 elective units

Core units

BSBSU201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

*International Students, please note:

  • If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English Test score:
    you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

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