National code: SIT31121

Certificate III in Asian Cookery

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Overview About this course

Balance ingredients, use specialist equipment and study Asian cookery methods. Learn to create an array of dishes inspired by various Asian cultures and cuisines with distinct flavour notes and aromas that will please even the most discerning palate.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Create dishes using Asian cookery methods and techniques
    Plan and develop recipes
    Apply hygiene, safe food handling and safe work practices
    Collaborate and work effectively with others in a commercial kitchen environment
    Use commercial grade equipment related to Asian cookery

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
    Skills in using specialist equipment used in Asian cookery
    A sound understanding of flavour profiles and a more diverse palate
    Confidence to create dishes with authentic Asian flavours
    A pathway to further study in cookery, patisserie or hospitality

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Asian Cookery as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.


    • Be employed as an apprentice in the commercial cookery business and be signed with an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP)


    There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol now.

Entry recommendations

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

  • A desire to learn Asian cooking
    The ability to work in a busy environment
    An enjoyment of preparing and cooking food
    The ability to provide your own chef's uniform and toolkit. Your teacher will provide you with a complete list before the start of class.
    Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

    TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

    This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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: cook.

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 III in Asian Cookery does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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

The Certificate III in Asian Cookery does not have any related courses.

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 24 units of competency, including 17 core and 7 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.

  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005

  • Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005

  • Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC023

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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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