National code: SIT31116

Certificate III in Asian Cookery

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Overview About this course

Spice up your career by building your skills as a specialist Asian cook to open up global job opportunities. Prepare common dishes in Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai or Vietnamese cuisine. With TAFE NSW, learn from experienced teachers and refine your skills in an industry-standard kitchen.

This course is superseded.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:

  • Cook according to Asian cookery methods and techniques

  • Plan and develop menus

  • Practice hygiene and food safety

Course Outcomes

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

  • Experience in preparing food for real customers in TAFE NSW’s campus restaurant

  • The ability to plan menus

  • A sound understanding of hygienic practices and food safety

  • Experience in using specialist equipment such as open spit smoke drums, roasting drums, turbo and gas woks, and stone grinders

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your 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.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Comfort working in a busy environment

  • An enjoyment of preparing and cooking food

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: Chef in Asian restaurants and cafes and Commercial cook in hotel restaurants

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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 III in Asian Cookery qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency, including 19 core and 6 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.

  • Prepare Asian stocks and soups SITHASC003

  • Work effectively as a cook SITHCCC020

  • Plan and cost basic menus SITHKOP002

  • Prepare Asian cooked dishes SITHASC008

  • ... 5

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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