Part Time Day
Course Start Date
15.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Perfect your cookery skills and leadership style as a Chef or Chef de Partie with the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Learn to manage people, business operations and develop menus for your own restaurant, cafe or commercial kitchen while mastering the art of creating delicious dishes.
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 cater for special dietary requirements
- Manage kitchen operations - stock control, plan and cost menus, plan 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 leadership skills and attributes needed to run a kitchen and small business, including how to:
- Coach individuals in a high performing team
- Collaborate and work together
- Communicate effectively
- Problem solve
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Complete this course and gain:
- A nationally recognised industry trade qualification
- Skills and knowledge to open your own cafe, restaurant or coffee shop
Career opportunities include:
- Chef - small restaurant or cafe
- Chef de Partie - large hotel
- Culinary artist
GROW YOUR CAREER
Push your hospitality skills and knowledge to a senior level with:
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 15.2 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Assessment/Assignment Preparation and Private Study
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are seeking to upgrade their current qualification or gain recognition for current Commercial Cookery experience. Learners must hold a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or demonstrate current skills to gain Recognition of Prior Learning for the units contained in the Cert. III Commercial Cookery. The learners will currently be employed or recently employed in a commercial kitchen. Employment opportunities to work as cooks in a supervisory or team leader role in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops and existing workers to upskill and gain a qualification.
On completion of this course learners may enrol in the following;
SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:
Kitchen Supervisor or Team Leader
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
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 Tuesdays and Thursday from 9.30am 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Tool Box $325
- Uniform $ 135
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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 RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
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.
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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.
|BSBSUS401||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment|
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery|
|SITHCCC006||Prepare appetisers and salads|
|SITHCCC008||Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes|
|SITHCCC012||Prepare poultry dishes|
|BSBDIV501||Manage diversity in the workplace|
|SITHCCC007||Prepare stocks, sauces and soups|
|SITHCCC018||Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements|
|SITHCCC013||Prepare seafood dishes|
|SITHCCC014||Prepare meat dishes|
|SITHCCC019||Produce cakes, pastries and breads|
|SITHKOP002||Plan and cost basic menus|
|SITXFSA002||Participate in safe food handling practices|
|SITXHRM001||Coach others in job skills|
|SITXHRM003||Lead and manage people|
|SITXINV002||Maintain the quality of perishable items|
|SITXMGT001||Monitor work operations|
|SITXWHS003||Implement and monitor work health and safety practices|
|SITHCCC020||Work effectively as a cook|
|SITHKOP004||Develop menus for special dietary requirements|
|SITHKOP005||Coordinate cooking operations|
|SITXFIN003||Manage finances within a budget|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety|
|SITHCCC003||Prepare and present sandwiches|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents|
|SITXWHS002||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks|
|SITXFIN002||Interpret financial information|
|SITXHRM006||Monitor staff performance|
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.
Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
Mitchell Street, Wentworth Falls
Phone 131 601
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