Gain the foundational skills you need for entry roles in a commercial kitchen setting. Learn to organise your workspace, prepare and serve simple dishes, and practice vital hygiene and safety practices.
This course is superseded.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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare a range of simple dishes to industry standards
Present and store food
Clean and sanitise kitchen equipment, service-ware, utensils and kitchen premises
Prevent food contamination, follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards
Follow procedures in emergency situations and work safely in a kitchen environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to prepare, cook and present a range of simple dishes
The ability to apply safe hygiene, health and work practices to ensure food safety
Exposure to industry professionals and access to a network of peers
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in cooking and food preparation
Good teamwork skills
Good organisational skills
Good communication skills
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 with the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, chef de partie with the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and restaurant manager with the Diploma of Hospitality Management.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Commercial Cookery Basics 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.
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