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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.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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This course is available as an apprenticeship.
Entrance requirements for apprenticeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.
Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:
- Earn a wage while you train
- Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
- Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
- Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2 days per week across two semesters.
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
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