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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

At a glance

At a glance

Launch your commercial cookery career with the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Get the practical skills you need to kick start your career as a chef or continue on with further study.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Cook
  • Commercial Cook
  • Banquet Cook
  • Cafe Cook
  • Bistro Cook
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SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Course overview

Course overview

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to join the kitchen as an apprentice chef.

Our highly qualified teachers have experience in some of Australia's most well known kitchens. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and will prepare you for a fast paced career in commercial cookery.

Hone your skills in the basic methods of cookery and learn how to prepare poultry, seafood and meat dishes. You will also discover the skills to work effectively in the kitchen and maintain the quality and safety of food you are preparing.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue on to the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or enter the workforce as a qualified cook.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBSUS201
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, eggs 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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Sunshine Coast
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITHPAT004
Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHCCC015
Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHASC008
Prepare Asian cooked dishes
Gold Coast
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
Other
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITXFSA003
Transport and store food
SITHCCC015
Produce and serve food for buffets
SITXCOM002
Show social and cultural sensitivity
HLTAHA019
Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
SITXWHS002
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXINV003
Purchase goods
TLIE1005
Carry out basic workplace calculations
SITXCCS006
Provide service to customers
SITHIND002
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHCCC021
Prepare specialised food items
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC004
Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHASC001
Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
BSBCMM201
Communicate in the workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of Year 10 Certificate or equivalent; or
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

Resources required

It is recommended that you 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 use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will need to have access to or purchase a Victorinox/beginners knife set, and a range of other equipment. You may also be required to purchase uniform items (including TAFE Queensland branded items). These details will also be provided during orientation.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland