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MAR30320

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)

Set sail and embark on a culinary career at sea. Develop a broad range of knowledge and gain practical skills to become a professional cook in the maritime industry.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Cairns Starts anytime Duration: up to 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus

Course overview

Set sail and embark on a culinary career at sea. Develop a broad range of knowledge and gain practical skills to become a professional cook in the maritime industry. This course is a necessary component of your application to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to gain a Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification).

The maritime passenger transport industry is projected to grow over the next five years within Australia due to an increase in international tourists. Employers are searching for qualified candidates to fill jobs across a wide range of maritime positions.

This course will equip you with the practical skills to organise and prepare food, understand the basic methods of cookery and hygiene, provide customer service, and maintain, monitor and control, stock levels. You will also develop sound skills and and knowledge to effectively participate in safe work practices.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work as a cook in the maritime industry.

What can I do?

  • Ship's Cook
  • Marine Cook

Course outcome:

MAR30320 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Cluster

  • Cluster

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid
    (Units from MARSS00033)

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF037
    Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF037
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recognise and report security threats.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
    (Units from MARSS00033)

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF041
    Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF041
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the safety management system (SMS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
    (Units from MARSS00033)

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF035
    Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF035
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prevent and control fires and to respond effectively to any fire emergency onboard a vessel.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
    (Units from MARSS00033)

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF046
    Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF046
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea using personal survival techniques (PST) in the event of vessel abandonment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)
    (Units from MARSS00033)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC002
    Prepare and present simple dishes
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and present a limited range of simple menu items following standard recipes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and present simple dishes
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC005
    Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of basic cookery methods to prepare dishes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC011
    Use cookery skills effectively
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of cookery skills during service and production periods. The unit integrates key technical and organisational skills covered in individual units and focuses on the way these must be applied in a commercial kitchen.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use cookery skills effectively
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHKOP001
    Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHKOP001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment in commercial kitchens to ensure the safety of food. It requires the ability to work safely and to use resources efficiently to reduce negative environmental impacts.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXCCS006
    Provide service to customers
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXCCS006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide service to customers
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXFSA001
    Use hygienic practices for food safety
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXFSA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXINV002
    Maintain the quality of perishable items
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXINV002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain the quality of perishable supplies for food and beverage, commercial cookery or catering operations. It requires the ability to store perishable supplies in optimum conditions to minimise wastage and avoid food contamination.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXINV004
    Control stock
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXINV004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process stock orders, maintain stock levels, minimise stock losses, manage stocktakes and maintain all documents that relate to the administration of any type of stock.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Control stock
    (Completed via RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXWHS001
    Participate in safe work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXWHS001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in safe work practices
    (Completed via RPL)
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 6 months
Part time
Recognition of Prior Learning

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Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery) (MAR30320)

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Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)

COURSE CODE: MAR30320
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course is completed via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and entry into this course is determined by an interview with a teacher.

You must have completed all units from MARSS00033 - Safety Training Certification Skill Set for an additional cost.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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