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Offering Info

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

  • National Course Code: SIT30816
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT30816-01V01-21NWR-999

Location – Nowra (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

Enquire Hours per week

Duration

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

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • Chef
  • Sous chef

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your hospitality skills and knowledge further with:

  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

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

There are no entry requirements for a non-trade pathway, you can enrol in this course today.

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.SIT

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

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Chef after successful completion

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

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 independent study, research, practice and assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
are apprentices in Commercial Cookery

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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. 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

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

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHCCC021 Prepare specialised food items

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

Fees information

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