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Commercial Cookery

These qualifications will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment as a qualified cook or cook in a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. Work would be undertaken in various kitchen settings, such as in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops, hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cook-chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

On completion of this course you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

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Love food and want to become a chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in a commercial kitchen team
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: SIT40516
State ID: AZW3
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Work as a supervisor, team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

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Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a  supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Gain these skills:

  • lead a team in a commercial kitchen 
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • manage workplace conflict
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate IV
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

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Get a taste for working in a kitchen

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.

You will learn basic food preparation and cookery skills under the supervision of experienced commercial lecturer cooks.

Gain the skills to:

  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Use hygiene practices for food safety
  • Participate in safe work practice
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Use food preparation equipment

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $387.05.

Course dates

To be confirmed

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

Skill set
State ID: AE115
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills in the food industry.

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Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in food handling

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.

Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets. 

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Interested in non-food handling control skills?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Help using our online application

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. When ready to apply, use our guide to self service application using Student Portal.

Student Portal application guide (2 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)    

Skill set
National ID: SIT20416
State ID: AZW7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Learn basic food preparation and cookery skills to set you up for work in kitchen operations.

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Get your hospitality career started

In this qualification you'll learn basic food preparation and cookery skills, which you'll be able to perform under direct supervision.

This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).

Gain these skills:

  • Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • Cookery skills
  • Hygienic practices for food safety
  • Safe work practices
  • Prepare and present simple dishes, appetisers and salads
  • Prepare stocks, sauces, soups
  • Dietary requirements

After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts. Job roles: breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand and take-away cook.

Certificate II
National ID: SIT31016
State ID: AZW8
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Patisserie

On completion of a Certificate III in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, restaurant or hotel.

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Do you have what it takes to be an artist of the kitchen?

When you complete the Certificate III in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, restaurant or hotel.

Gain these skills:

  • work fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team
  • plan, prepare and bake cakes, tarts, petit fours, pastries and gateaux
  • cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: SIT40716
State ID: AZT6
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price in 2022
Half price^

Certificate IV in Patisserie

On completion of a Certificate IV in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, restaurant, or hotel.

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Do you have what it takes to be an artist in the kitchen?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, restaurant, or hotel.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in a commercial kitchen
  • plan, prepare and bake cakes, tarts, petit fours, pastries, chocolates, sugar decorations and showpieces
  • financial management
  • cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • managing workplace conflict 
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate IV
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