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.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2 days per week across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete an additional 10 hours of study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Approximately 96 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. This will involve your attendance at a workplace 1 day per week during the program depending on the host employer and availability.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book and USB). Students are welcome to bring in their own laptop or tablet.
In addition, the following uniform (as discussed at your enrolment meeting) is required to be purchased (approximately $215):
- 2 x chef jackets
- 2 x aprons
- 1 x chef pants
- 1 x chef hat
- black safety boots
There is also a requirement to purchase equipment for this course. This will also be advised at your enrolment meeting, however, the cost is approximately $325.
Study options and next steps
Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.