Use your creativity and flair to create masterful, balanced dishes inspired by local and international cuisines. Gain a sound understanding of balance and flavour profiles that will enhance your career opportunities both here and overseas.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare a range of dishes inspired by local and international cuisine
Meet and understand special dietary requirements
Appreciate the importance of flavours and textures in cuisine
Plan and develop recipes
Apply hygiene, safe food handling and safe work practices
Collaborate and work effectively with others in a commercial kitchen environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
Confidence and competence to create dishes with several elements under time constraints
Methods and techniques to create different dishes according to dietary preferences
A sound understanding of flavour profiles and a more diverse palate
A pathway to further study in kitchen management, patisserie or hospitality
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed as an apprentice in the industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol now.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work in a high-pressure environment
The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
Attention to detail and a love for food and flavours
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: cook.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 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 Commercial Cookery qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 units of competency, including 20 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.
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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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