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Cookery and Wine Courses

Cooking and Wine courses offers students the chance to turn their passion into a flourishing career and apply their expertise in a professional environment.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish culinary tasks within the food and hospitality industry.

Popular courses in Cookery and Wine

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course code: SIT30816

In this course you will learn the role of a commercial cook who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Course code: SIT20416

In this course you will learn the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations

Course code: FDF30411

Once you have successfully completed this Certificate you will be specialised and multi-skilled for wine industry jobs including supervisory or Team Leader functions within an environment which may include Wine Grape Growing, Cellar Operations, Bottling and Packaging, Warehousing, Laboratory, and Cellar Door Sales.

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)

Course code: FDF30710

Achieve your career dreams with the Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread). In this course you will learn the science of baking a variety of artisan and specialty breads.

Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)

Course code: AMP20116

This course covers work activities undertaken by workers commencing work in meat enterprises which undertake specialised services, such as preparing shelf ready retail products, meat wholesalers, specialty meat cuts, gourmet meat, bulk value-added products, and providing meat preparation customer service.

A cooking and wine course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from cooking in a fast-paced, Michelin starred restaurant to recommending the best wines from around the world as a knowledgeable sommelier. Qualifications in cooking and wine can lead to a job as a chef, sous chef, catering manager, sommelier, wine grape grower or a bar attendant. The average weekly salary for a chef is $950.

Whether you're just starting out in your cooking and wine career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Food Processing, Sommelier Introductory, Commercial Cookery, Kitchen Operations, Retail Baking, Hospitality Management and Wine Industry Operations.