Part Time Day
Course Start Date
20.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Commercial Cookery refines your existing skills and knowledge, and prepares you for a career as a head chef of sous chef. Learn to manage people and business operations, develop menus and create delicious dishes for paying customers.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:
- Prepare dishes uses different techniques, equipment and methods
- Develop and adapt menus to meet dietary requirements
- Manage kitchen operations
- Lead a team and coach individuals
- Manage human resources rostering, handle conflict
- Manage the business marketing, finance management and budgeting
- Work health and safety practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:
- Leadership skills
- Management skills
- Effective communication skills
- A collaborative teamwork spirit
- A passion for food and learning
- Problem solving skills
- Resilience to work in high pressure environments
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised trade
- A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
- Skills and knowledge to start your own business
- Sous chef
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your hospitality skills and knowledge further with:
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
There are over 24 million people in Australia and we all eat out two to three times a week on average. The food industry is strong and expected to grow over the three years to 2023.
Our busy lifestyles, growing food culture and greater focus on healthy food options is driving our restaurant demand. Chefs are in short supply in NSW and this shortage has been impacting industry for the past three years.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 23 June 2021||10.00am to 12.00pm||Kurri Kurri Campus, Building BB|
This is a part time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 7.6 hours of class, 1 day a week for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 0.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This qualification is aimed at apprentices who are employed in commercial kitchens and working as part of a team in a kitchen environment. 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 judgment, 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, cafes, and coffee shops.
- Cook (Restaurants, Hotels, Resorts, Cruise liners, etc)
- Cook (within the Health and Aged Care industry)
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support, Library services on campus, Monday Friday 9:00-5:00pm
- International Student Support
- Multicultural 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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Full Chefs Uniform
- Fully equipped tool box
Both approx $380.00 - prices may vary
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|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|
|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|
|SITHCCC017||Handle and serve cheese|
|SITHCCC021||Prepare specialised food items|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity|
|SITXINV001||Receive and store stock|
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.
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