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Offering Info

Certificate III in Catering Operations

  • National Course Code: SIT30916
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT30916-01V01-21GUN-026

Location – Gunnedah

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

22.3 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Catering Operations provides you with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to launch your career as a trained catering professional. Fine-tune your skills, prepare dishes under realistic condition and graduate ready to enter the industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Prepare and present simple dishes
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • Work effectively in a high-pressure environment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • A passion for food and learning
  • Problem-solving skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Catering assistant
  • Cook
  • Food service assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery- Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision
  • Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (RSA, Food and Beverage and Barista)
  • Statement of Attainment in Espresso Coffee Making Skills
  • Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Catering Operations as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the catering industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond 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 mandatory 20 service periods. Some or all of these will be completed in a simulated environment on campus, with the remaining to be completed in either paid employment or voluntary employment in the industry.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A willingness to wake up early and/or work late to enjoy a professional career as a caterer
  • A passion for cooking and being creative with food

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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 successfully complete this course, you will need to complete all assessment theory and practical skills. You are also required to complete 12 services sessions.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend approximately 22.3 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 22.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment work in own time, assessment preparation and revision and prescribed reading.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are looking for a career change. Typically, students will have limited knowledge of the hospitality industry and the simulated teaching environment provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with real customers.

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, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. 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?

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage

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

Gunnedah
Hunter Street, Gunnedah
Phone 131 601

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