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  • SIT20416 / SIT30616

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations / Certificate III in Hospitality

Dual qualification
At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in hospitality and cookery with this dual qualification. Develop the basic skills and knowledge required to work in a range of entry-level positions in the hospitality industry.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Catering Assistant
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Takeaway Cook
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Function Attendant
  • Function Host
  • Gaming Attendant
  • Restaurant Host
  • Senior Bar Attendant
  • Waiter
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SIT20416 / SIT30616 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations / Certificate III in Hospitality

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Course overview

Course overview

Begin your career in hospitality and cookery with this dual qualification. Develop basic skills and knowledge needed to work in a range of entry-level positions in the industry, pursue further study, or seek an apprenticeship. Rising discretionary incomes, busier lifestyles, reduced leisure time, the success of popular cooking shows, and a developing foodie culture are all fuelling strong growth in the Australian restaurant industry.

Learn the basics of food preparation and equipment, essential cookery skills, and how to keep a safe, hygienic work place. You'll also develop the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the hospitality industry, study the lost art of real customer service, discover how to coach others in job skills, and boost your cultural awareness. Our highly qualified teachers have experience in some of Australia's most well known kitchens and will prepare you for a fast-paced career in the industry.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to join the hospitality industry in a range of exciting career pathways. You will also be well placed to pursue further study or an apprenticeship in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC140
Vocational placement
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
SITHIND004
Work effectively in hospitality service
SITHIND002
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITXCOM002
Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXCCS006
Provide service to customers

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXCCS003
Interact with customers
SITXFIN001
Process financial transactions
BSBCMM201
Communicate in the workplace
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC002
Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

This program is only available to Year 10 and 11 students due to the duration to complete the full program.

Vocational placement

Part of this course includes Vocational Placement. This will be in semester 2 and 4 of your course on the day that you would normally come to TAFE. Vocational Placement is un paid and will provide students with an employment pathway. All student will be placed at a venue as close to their residential area where possible by TAFE Queensland.

Prior to attending Vocational Placement all students must be able demonstrate the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required for placement.

Resources required

Uniforms:

Please note: All uniform items must be clean and ironed ready for the start of each class. Uniforms must be in good repair, no rips, holes and or stains.

  • Chefs’ Skull Cap – White (1)
  • Chefs Jacket – White, Long sleeved-double breasted, buttoned to the neck, black or white buttons (1)
  • Neckerchief – White (1)
  • Chefs Trousers - Blue or black fine check (1)
  • ¾ length apron – White (1)
  • Black Socks - above the ankle (1)

Footwear - leather upper, enclosed, non-slip sole (1)

Please note that joggers, thongs, sandshoes, sneakers or trainers are not acceptable.

Equipment / Tool kit:

Students must bring the following items: (sizes are approx.)

  • Cooks knife (25 cm)
  • Serrated-edge knife / bread knife (32 cm)
  • Paring knife (7 cm)
  • Sharpening Steel (32 cm)
  • Palette knife (32 cm)
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Tasting cutlery (Knife, Fork, Spoon)
  • Lockable box or knife pouch for knives and equipment

Approx. Price for both uniforms & Equipment / Tool Kit $200

Need to know

It is recommended that students possess basic computer skills (ability to use a computer keyboard quickly and efficiently) as well as having Completed Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in English.

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