Course Start Date
20 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- Commercial cook
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
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?
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
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
|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|
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety|
|SITHCCC020||Work effectively as a cook|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others|
|SITHCCC017||Handle and serve cheese|
|SITHCCC021||Prepare specialised food items|
|SITXINV001||Receive and store stock|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity|
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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Phone 131 601
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