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  • SIT30916

Certificate III in Catering Operations

At a glance

At a glance

Embark upon a fast-paced career in the catering industry with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills required to work as a cook in various catering settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Cook (Small Restaurant or Cafe)
  • Cook (Restaurant and Catering Company)
  • Cook (Large Restaurant)
  • Cook (Hospital)
  • Cook (Cook-Chill Kitchen)
COURSE OUTCOME

SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations

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Course overview

Course overview

Embark upon a fast-paced career in the catering industry with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills required to work as a cook in various catering settings. This sector is currently experiencing strong growth. In 2015 over 34,000 cooks were employed in Australia with between 25,000 and 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

In this course you will gain basic food preparation and handling skills in our fully-equipped training kitchens. Learn how to prepare prepare, cook and serve different foods to a wide range of customers. You may also develop skills in receiving and storing stock, planning and costing basic menus, and understanding dietary requirements..

This qualification will give you the broad knowledge and skills required to work as a cook in hospitals, aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, and mobile catering businesses.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXCOM002
Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC002
Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC004
Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC009
Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods
SITHCCC010
Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC020
Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
Wide Bay Burnett / Darling Downs and South West
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITHIND002
Source and use information on the hospitality industry

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 will 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
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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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 academic 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 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 enrolments.

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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 will 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