National code: SIT30821

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

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
    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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: cook.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate III in Commercial 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 Commercial 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 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.

  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005

  • Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005

  • Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC023

  • ... 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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