National code: SIT20416

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

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Overview About this course

Build the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to make your entrance into a sector full of potential. Work in a commercial kitchen as a breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast-food cook, sandwich hand or takeaway cook.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Prepare basic dishes

  • Use hygienic practices

  • Manage perishable items

  • Clean kitchen premises

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Real-world experience with 60 hours of industry work placement

  • Confidence in commercial kitchens

  • A pathway to continue your studies and enhance your commercial cookery or hospitality career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Effective communication skills

  • Good numeracy skills

  • The ability to work under pressure

  • The ability to work with others

  • Access to a computer and the internet

  • The ability to budget approximately $500 for a commercial cookery student uniform and a chef’s toolbox

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Takeaway cook, Sandwich hand, Breakfast cook and Catering assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 8 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Use cookery skills effectively SITHCCC011

  • Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC001

  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP001

  • Maintain the quality of perishable items SITXINV002

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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