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Do you dream of supervisory career in a commercial kitchen? If your aspirations are to work in a commercial kitchen and hold a supervisory or team leader role then this certificate will give you the edge on how to succeed. This course gives you an opportunity to learn skills in personal and workplace communication, planning and organising as well as problem-solving and technology. Your studies will give you the skills that will help you motivate and lead kitchen teams, identify and assess operational and services issues, plan food production, schedule work flow, gain an understanding of legal compliance issues, as well as plan, prepare and cost your own menu. You will receive classroom training and complete on-the-job components where you can develop cookery skills to prepare a range of foods. Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be qualified to work in restaurants, hotels, hospitals or any commercial catering establishment. Course details

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Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Gold Coast - Southport, Mooloolaba, South Bank, Toowoomba, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane



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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom

11/09/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Southport Hospitality Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
Cairns
Pimlico, Townsville
Whitsunday
Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent), TAFE Queensland Brisbane Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Please refer to additional costs for a comprehensive list of resources required.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Vocational Placement is structured workplace learning that prepares you for the workforce. 

The experience with the placement provider will:

  • enable you to gain hands-on experience in the workplace;
  • help you link knowledge and skills with jobs; and
  • help you to better understand theory learnt by putting it into practice

​Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 33 Units:
Core Competencies: 26
Elective Competencies: 7

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook Core
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations Core
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core

South Bank, Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHASC001 Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery Elective
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
SITHCCC016 Produce pates and terrines Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Elective
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Elective
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Elective

Mooloolaba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
SITHPAT004 Produce yeast-based bakery products Elective
SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets Elective
SITHCCC016 Produce pates and terrines Elective
SITHASC008 Prepare Asian cooked dishes Elective
SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes Elective
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective

Southport Hospitality

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock Elective
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Elective
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information Elective
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective

Cairns, Pimlico and Whitsunday

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Elective
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Elective
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Elective
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively Elective
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective

Toowoomba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective
SITXINV003 Purchase goods Elective
SITXINV004 Control stock Elective
SITXFSA004 Develop and implement a food safety program Elective
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Elective
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Mooloolaba, East Coast $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Southport Hospitality, Gold Coast $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Cairns, North $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Pimlico (Townsville), North $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Whitsunday, North $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Toowoomba, South West $22,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course that are not included in your tuition fees. The below items are required to undertake practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores at an approximate cost of $350.

Further details will be given at orientation:

Uniform

  • Chef's Jacket (Traditional style with white buttons, or modern wrap around style)
  • Traditional check trousers
  • White neckerchief
  • White or Striped Apron - waist or bib
  • White traditional style chef's hat - paper fabric or cloth/white skull cap - clean and suitably presented
  • Black, enclosed, leather shoes
  • Black socks

Premium Knife/Tool Kit

Engrave all knives with your name or initials or mark the handle with bright nail varnish. Items in the Knife/Tool Kit may include:

  • Cook's knife - 20cm to 25cm (8" to 10")
  • Paring knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Lockable knife box or knife roll
  • Sharpening steel
  • Gas lighter

The Knife/Tool Kit will be required by the second week or training

Outcome

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 092021M

Job prospects

  • Chef

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 10 August 2017

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