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Sunday19 August 2018

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


Course Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to become competent as a qualified commercial cook who uses a wide range of cookery skills. Upon completion of the course they will have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They will be able to work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

Entry Requirements

While there are no entry requirements defined in the training package, the RTO requires the following criteria to be met:

  • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or its equivalent. In addition,
  • Candidates should be able to handle and cook dairy products and non-vegetarian food items including beef and pork
  • Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Note: Alternatively, students may demonstrate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement through an EAA LLN assessment test.

Course Duration

This course will be delivered over 52 weeks (approximately 1 Year) of full-time study including holidays and breaks.

It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or Credit Transfer.

Delivery Mode

This course is classroom based face to face delivery assessments will consist of: (but not limited to)

  • Written Assessments
  • Projects
  • Observation
  • Case study
  • Practicals.

Target Group

Candidates who are 18 years and above, (including maturely aged clients) who wish to enter into the hospitality industry as a cook.

Pathways into the Qualification

Individuals may enter SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Pathways from the Qualification

After achieving SIT308136 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, or other Certificate IV qualifications within the Hospitality training package.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Possible job title include

  • cook

Course Fee

$AU 12,999

Unit of Competence

To attain the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, 25 units must be completed, consisting of 21 core units and 4 elective units

Core Units
1 BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
2 BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

Use food preparation equipment

4 SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
5 SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
6 SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
7 SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
8 SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
9 SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
10 SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
11 SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
12 SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads

Work effectively as a cook 

14 SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

Plan and cost basic menus


Produce desserts


Use hygienic practices for food safety

18 SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
19 SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

Maintain the quality of perishable items

21 SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
22  BSBCMM201

Communicate in the workplace

23  SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
24  SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
25 SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safet risks



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