Create new and memorable ways for your customers to enjoy food. Refine your culinary skills and modify dishes to suit individual needs and requests in your workplace. Explore the endless opportunities available to you both in Australia and overseas.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare dishes using a variety of cooking techniques
Create dishes that reflect current food trends and techniques
Use commercial cooking equipment
Apply basic knife and knife sharpening skills
Follow food safety regulations
Modify dishes to suit your workplace
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
Credit towards the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Confidence to experiment with new ingredients and new ways to present food
Experience in dealing with modifying food to suit customer needs and requests
Exposure to a variety of food trends and techniques
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.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Any evidence your workplace requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in following recipes to provide high quality dishes
A passion for contemporary food styles and trends
Good multitasking and time management skills
An interest in working in a diverse range of settings such as events, childcare centres, aged care facilities or any other commercial kitchen
An ability to supply your own uniform or toolkit. Your teacher will provide you with a list of required supplies 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: catering assistant, cook and food service assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Catering does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Catering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 10 core and 10 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.
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
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