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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
National ID: HLTSS00066
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:

Skill set
State ID: AE766
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

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Our Future Chef Job Ready Program will introduce you to the world of cooking and hospitality.

This course is free for eligible students* and runs for 4 weeks. 

In the Introduction to Commercial Cookery skill set you will learn how to prepare and present simple dishes, how to use a range of food preparation equipment and about food safety. Gain real hands on industry experience with work experience in a real commercial kitchen.

Gain these skills:

  • Use food preparation and equipment
  • Prepare and present simple dishes
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Participate in safe work practices

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $464.85

Future Chef Job Ready Program  (315 KB) (PDF document)

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^

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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