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Offering Info

Certificate III in Catering Operations

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

Location – Orange, March Street

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

31.3 Hours per week

Duration

18 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.

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 successfully complete this course, you will need a traditional full chef?s uniform with white jacket and white buttons, checked pants and enclosed shoes suitable for a commercial kitchen.

You will also need a full range of chefs trade kit including:

  • 20cm cooks knife
  • Paring knife
  • Flexible Filleting knife
  • Boning Knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Palette knife
  • Stirring spoon, wooden or plastic
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Pastry brush
  • Sharpening steel.

There is no formalised work placement for this course.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a face to face full time course. You will need to attend approximately 20.7 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 6 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10.6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours. These hours may include private study, research and assessment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This is a great course to start your career in food. At the completion of the course you will be ready to work as an assistant in catering companies, cafes, eateries, bistros, juice bars or fast food outlets. You can also move on to an apprenticeship or Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and receive credit for all of the units you have successfully completed. This is a practical hands on course where you will be cooking each day while learning the fundamentals of food preparation and service. You will cover both savoury and sweet dishes during the course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course. Support services will be provided for any student that requires further assistance for progression through the course in learning support or other areas. If this may be a requirement for you, please speak to your teacher.

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
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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

There is no additional cost for this course however you will need to provide your chef uniform and tool kit. The information for these items will be provided to you from your teacher.

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also 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.

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
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
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

Orange, March Street
109 March Street, Orange
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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