SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Course description

A Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 is the standard qualification for chefs and commercial cooks working in Australian hospitality venues. The training is hands-on and students graduate knowing the basic methods of preparing and cooking chicken, seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables, eggs, appetisers, salads, desserts, cakes and pastries.

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

6 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Arm-Hand Steadiness

Keep your hand or arm steady.

Manual Dexterity

Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Multilimb Coordination

Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Time Management

Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Kitchen Attendant$865 weekly pay
Apprentice Chef$865 weekly pay
Catering Assistant$865 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Chef$1,150 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and to carry out improvements including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.

BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare a range of different food types. The unit applies to operational personnel responsible for general food preparation tasks in hospitality and catering organisations.

SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of basic cookery methods to prepare dishes. The unit applies to cooks working in hospitality and catering organisations.

SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare appetisers and salads following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, and to use relevant equipment and cookery and food storage methods. The unit applies to cooks working in hospitality and catering organisations.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
North Regional TAFE
Distance / On Campus