Course Start Date
31.3 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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:
food service assistant.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
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?
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.
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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.
|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|
|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|
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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