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Offering Info

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

  • National Course Code: SIT20416
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT20416-01V01-20HIL-207

Location – Baulkham Hills

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

19.9 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Kitchen Operations builds the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to work in a commercial kitchen as a breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand or takeaway cook.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn the basics of food preparation, process, storage and service, including how to:

  • Prepare basic dishes
  • Use hygienic practices
  • Manage perishable items
  • Clean kitchen premises

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration and team work
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Time management and prioritisation
  • Attention to detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level
  • A strong pathway to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Takeaway cook
  • Sandwich hand
  • Breakfast cook
  • Catering assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Build your expertise and grow your career with these further study options:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Business Skills (short course)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations helps address a skills shortage in the hospitality industry and prepare for its forecasted growth over three years to 2023.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations as either a traineeship (including school-based traineeship) or non-traineeship, so you can build the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees enrolling in this course.

Traineeship
To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the food industry as this course is delivered in the workplace and signed into a traineeship contract or
  • A school student undertaking a TAFE NSW delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course

WORK PLACEMENT

At TAFE NSW we provide training that includes hands-on, practical experience.
This qualification requires students to complete up to 12 periods (shifts) or 60 hours of work placement as part of 1 unit - SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively.

Depending on the campus you study at, you may complete this unit requirement at:

  • An on-campus restaurant or caf or
  • A suitable industry equivalent

Talk to our team about your options.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Effective communication
  • Good numeracy skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to work with others
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • The ability to buy a Commercial Cookery student uniform and a Chefs Toolbox. You should budget approximately $500 for this

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

It is essential for students to discuss their course with the teaching section prior to the start of class. The teaching section will provide further information about the course at this interview and students will be provided with a timetable, uniform and tool requirements.

Students need to contact Jody, the administration officer from The Hills Hospitality Section, by phone to book an interview. Please call 02 9865 1158.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 17.7 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks over 6 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignment preparation.

To complete this qualification, you will be required to undertake connected theory classes via an online platform such as Microsoft Teams and/or attend a modified practical skills session at a TAFE College three day/s a week.

As part of this course, you may be asked to undertake role play assessments via connected technologies such as Skype or Microsoft Teams and submit your assessment events electronically to your teacher/s through either the TAFE NSW Moodle or direct email.

Please note: All face to face on campus delivery and assessment will comply with TAFE NSW COVID-19 Safe Guidelines. TAFE NSW- The Hills will support TAFE students with their learning and computers are available at TAFE campus? for student use.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are pre-employment students seeking skills to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops or articulate into further training.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Upon successful completion of Certificate II in Kitchen Operations you may be eligible for course credit to study the following qualifications;

SIT30816 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
SIT30816 - Certificate III in Hospitality
SIT40416 - Certificate IV in Hospitality

EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS:

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Possible job titles include:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.00pm, Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm, and Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Chef's uniform (approx. $135.00)
  • Tool box (approx. $325.00)
  • Textbooks (approx. $140.00)
  • Food Safety Certificate (approx. $30.00)

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
Elective Units
Number Title
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

The Hills, Baulkham Hills
146-160 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills
Phone 131 601

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