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Offering Info

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

  • National Course Code: SIT30816
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT30816-01V01-21NWR-050

Location – Nowra

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Commercial Cookery prepares you for success as a cook or chef in the hospitality industry. Learn to operate in a busy kitchen, build your culinary knowledge and skills and produce delicious food for paying customers.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Prepare a range of mains with poultry, seafood, meat and vegetables
  • Prepare salads, side dishes, sauces, desserts and baked goods
  • Meet special dietary requirements
  • Plan and cost out menus
  • Apply hygiene, safe food handling and safe work practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A passion for food and learning
  • Resilience to work in high-pressure environments

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade
  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Commercial cook
  • Chef

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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 an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as anapprentice in the commercial cookery industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today to talk through your options.

Non-apprenticeship
There are options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement is not a requirement of this course. However, a requirement of this course is that students complete 48 service periods.

Of these 48 service periods, 23 of them will be completed in a simulated industry environment with real paying customers on the TAFE campus. The remaining 25 service periods will need to be completed in industry, either in paid or voluntary employment.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good communication skills
  • Comfort working with numbers
  • An interest in leading and working with others
  • A passion for cooking
  • The ability to work under pressure

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

Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course is also offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.

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.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • This offering is not suitable for apprentices.

To make up the 48 Industry Service Periods that apprentices complete, non-apprentices must complete:27 allocated via TAFE Service Period course activities plus 21 further Service Periods will be required. Participation in TAFE Caf Services on Fridays may count towards the 21 Service Periods. Gap to be obtained in Industry. To qualify for a Trade Skills Certificate, Leaners will need additional 4,932 hours of work (eg 2 Years in workplace)

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1 hour of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, research, preparation for assessment.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
Are not indentured as an apprentice but are working in the industry or who are seeking work in the industry. 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 cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafs, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.
Possible job titles include: Cook, chef, catering assistant, kitchen hand.

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

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.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 8.00am to 4.30pm. 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

Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning:

  • Full Chefs uniform (approximate cost $80.00)
  • Leather safety boots (approximate cost $60.00)
  • Chefs tool kit (approximate cost $290.00)
  • Reference text and learner guides (approximate cost $100.00)
    You will also be required to provide your transcript of previous Hospitality courses if you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

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

Nowra
60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry
Phone 131 601

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