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Offering Info

Certificate III in Catering Operations

  • National Course Code: SIT30916
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT30916-01V01-20CWR-004

Location – Cowra

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15 Hours per week

Duration

28 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food 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 does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various catering settings, such as hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cookchill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.

Possible job titles include:

catering assistant,
cook,
food service assistant.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

To be enrolled in this course, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This course is primarily for new entrants to the hospitality sector or for those who may want to become an apprentice chef in the future or seek employment in the caf?, eateries, bistros, juice bars or fast food outlets.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To attend Cowra TAFE 3 days per week
  • Actively participate in all course instruction and activities
  • Be able to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Students must be over 17 years of age to meet Liquor and Gaming requirements to sell and provide alcoholic beverages

Students may be required to complete work placement within a commercial kitchen or restaurant to achieve competencies within this qualification.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Thursday January 23 2020
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Location: Cowra Campus, Building E Room EG14

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Face to Face Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 28 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including:

  • Self-directed learning
  • Reading & activities
  • Assessment preparation
  • Private study

    IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who may include school leavers, job seekers and people who are seeking a career change. Typically, students will have an interest in cookery, yet may have a limited knowledge of the hospitality industry. The simulated teaching environment ?The Knoll? restaurant and commercial kitchen, provides students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt with ?real? customers. Support services will be engaged for any students that require educational or other support to assist them to successfully progress through the course.

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
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support
  • Studiosity, online access to a real life tutor
  • Library resources are available

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

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.30am to 3.00pm, and Thursday from 9:30am to 2.45pm. 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:

  • Full chef?s uniform
  • Food service uniform - Black pants and black shirt with closed in black shoes

If you require competency card/certificates, an additional cost is required:

  • $85 SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or 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.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
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
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts

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

Cowra
27-33 Carleton Street, Cowra
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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