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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

  • National Course Code: SIT30816
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT30816-01V01-20DUB-011

Location – Dubbo, Myall Street

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11.2 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafs, and coffee shops.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 III in Commercial Cookery as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, so you can cook up the career you want.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice cook/chef evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

You will need to be either:

Experienced in commercial cookery

To be eligible for a subsidised place in this course as a non-apprentice, you must provide evidence, such as a resume or letter of support from your employer, of current industry experience.

Your workplace evidence will be reviewed prior to course entry to make sure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements. If there are gaps in your industry experience, you will need to complete simulated work activities to ensure you are able to meet work evidence requirements.

New to commercial cookery

You will need to secure work placement (details below) to meet the on-the-job component of your training.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a minimum of 48 service periods (shifts) in a commercial kitchen as part of your work placement.

You will complete up to 27 service periods at the TAFE on-campus restaurant as part of your coursework, however you will need to seek work placement or employment with a suitable a commercial kitchen to complete the remaining 21 service periods required.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • A good communicator
  • Comfortable working with numbers
  • Interested in leading and working with others
  • Passionate about cooking and being creative with food
  • Able to work under pressure

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

Note: You will need to purchase a student uniform and chefs toolkit to successfully complete this course. These items cost around $400. Details will be provided at enrolment.

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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A traditional full chef?s uniform with white jacket and white buttons
  • Rubber soled fully enclosed shoes suitable for a commercial kitchen environment.

You will also need a lockable tool box preferably plastic and a full range of chefs trade kit including:

  • 20cm cooks knife
  • Paring knife
  • Flexible Filleting knife
  • Boning Knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Palette knife
  • Stirring spoon wooden or plastic
  • Rubber/plastic scraper
  • Piping bag
  • Selection Nozzles
  • Thermometer preferably digital
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Pastry brush
  • Sharpening steel
  • Sharpening stone

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Face to Face Part Time course. You will need to attend approximately 11.2 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private studies, assessment preparation and research.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

In this cooking course you will learn skills in kitchen operations, food preparation, hygiene and food safety. You will learn how to plan and create beautiful food. Our campus is equipped with restaurant-standard kitchens and bakeries. An on-campus restaurants will help you get the competitive edge and ensure your training is linked to real-world career outcomes from fine-dining restaurants to caterers to food trucks to cafes.

Commercial Cookery could be for you if you enjoy working in fast-paced environments, have good time management skills, enjoy working in a team and like creating in the kitchen.

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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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 8:45am to 4.00pm. 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 uniform
  • Tool kit

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese
SITHCCC021 Prepare specialised food items
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock

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

Dubbo, Myall Street
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601

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