Course Start Date
36 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.
You can contact the Commercial Cookery section by phone (02) 9217 5564 or email Ultimo.CookeryCourseEnquiries@tafensw.edu.au
This is a full-time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 19 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 16 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private Study and assessment preparation (independent study, research, practice and assignments).
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- This course is designed for people who wish to seek work in the cookery industry. We recommend over the duration of the course that enrolled students engage in approximately 1-2 days of paid work in the cookery industry to reinforce the learning they undertake during class time at TAFE.
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:
Commercial cooks who perform duties within a commercial kitchen such as a restaurant, hotel, club, pub, caf? and coffee shop.
A commercial cook would have comprehensive knowledge of kitchen operations and an extensive range of well-developed skills, planning menus, prepping ingredients and preparing a variety of dishes that satisfy a diverse range of customer needs and dietary requirements.
A commercial cook would have the knowledge and skills to safely operate and hygienically maintain fixed and hand held commercial equipment and specialised equipment that is unique to the business.
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)
- 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
This course is currently scheduled for 3 days a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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:
-In addition to the cours fees, the student is responsible for providing:
-Commercial Cookery student uniform that includes traditional check trousers, heavy duty white apron, double breasted white long sleeved jacket with white buttons, white neckerchief, white skull cap and protective footwear with grease resistant soles.
-Equipment which is a toolbox that includes a digital thermometer, chef?s knife, paring knife, knife sharpening steel, vegetable peeler, medium sized balloon whisk, stainless steel kitchen tongs, wooden spoons x 2, stove lighter, plastic pastry scraper, tea towels x 2, egg separator.
-The total cost for these items is approximately $300.00.
-All students will need access to a computer and internet access to undertake online components. If the student does not have access to a computer and internet then TAFENSW can make arrangements to access these resources at the TAFENSW Library.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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.
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|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|
|SITHCCC007||Prepare stocks, sauces and soups|
|SITHCCC008||Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes|
|SITHCCC012||Prepare poultry dishes|
|SITHCCC013||Prepare seafood dishes|
|SITHCCC014||Prepare meat dishes|
|SITHCCC018||Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements|
|SITHCCC019||Produce cakes, pastries and breads|
|SITHCCC020||Work effectively as a cook|
|SITHKOP002||Plan and cost basic menus|
|SITHKOP004||Develop menus for special dietary requirements|
|SITHKOP005||Coordinate cooking operations|
|SITXFIN003||Manage finances within a budget|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety|
|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|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents|
|SITXFIN002||Interpret financial information|
|SITXHRM006||Monitor staff performance|
|SITHCCC017||Handle and serve cheese|
|SITXINV001||Receive and store stock|
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.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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