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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.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

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


  • 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

This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses


This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

The Future Chef Job Ready Program is free for eligible students. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $464.85

However, all students will need to supply their own chef uniform at a cost of approximately $120 and closed-in shoes at your own expense.

If you are eligible for free training you may be able to get financial assistance from your Jobactive provider to purchase these items.

No future dates planned

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the Get Help form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

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