SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (CRICOS Course Code 0102174)

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

VET National Code​​ : SIT30816

CRICOS Course Code​​ : 0102174

Course Duration: 52 Weeks (Incl. Holidays)

Entry Requirements: Refer to this page below

Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face

AQF Level 3

 

Course Description

Learn fundamental skills and develop knowledge in a wide range of subjects to become job ready. This course lays the foundations of restaurant cookery, knife skills, food safety practices and more. On graduation, you would have learnt the skills to work as a qualified cook. Our practical classes will provide plenty of one-on-one time with our trainers, allowing you to fully develop your technique and skills. Your studies in commercial cookery will also equip you with skills in financial, team and kitchen management so you will be trained across every aspect of running a busy kitchen while keeping operations running smoothly. This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu 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 provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. Our classes will provide plenty of one-on-one time with our trainers, allowing you to fully develop your technique and skills. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

 

Possible Pathways

This course is designed for employment as a commercial cook in hotels, restaurants, resorts, catering companies, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops and/or to continue higher studies, individuals could progress to the following courses with Veritas Institute Australia:

  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Veritas Institute Australia does not guarantee any placement into any pathway program (s) at another institute as it is entirely the responsibility of the student. Also, the college does not guarantee any migration or employment outcome upon course completion. Veritas Institute Australia also does not provide any assurance that students will always get a job upon returning to their home country. However, this qualification will offer a range of skills that aspiring commercial cooks must have to work in hospitality, food service and other related sectors.

 

Mode of Study

Face to Face for minimum 20 hours per week plus Work Based Training

 

Location of Course Delivery

Classroom:​​ Suite 14, Level 2 / 10–24 Moorabool Street | Geelong | Victoria 3220 |Australia

Simulated Commercial Kitchen:​​ Sacred Heart College| Retreat Road| Newtown| Victoria 3220

Work based Training:​​ Workplace kitchen as per student practical placement agreements. For more information about Work based training, please read the Work Based Training section in the student prospectus.

 

What is Work Based Training

WBT is considered to mean training and/or assessment that will occur in a workplace other than in Veritas Institute Australia’s own simulated commercial kitchen. It can be voluntary work within industry, designed to allow the learner to understand the workplace and the tasks involved in their chosen area of study. Voluntary meaning that the learner will engage in the same work practices as other employees but without being paid.

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery involves work-based training / Practical Placement for 48 complete food service periods (or approximately 192 hours) in a commercial kitchen. For more information about Work based training, please read the Work Based Training section in the student prospectus.

 

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal prerequisites required to enter SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, however, International Students entering this course at Veritas Institute Australia must meet the minimum entry requirements as listed below:

  • Aged 18 or above

  • Passed Australian Year 12 or equivalent

  • IELTS (Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent

  • Successful completion of Veritas Institute Australia’s LLN Test at the appropriate ACSF Level.

Please read International Student Prospectus and Student Handbook for more information.

 

Awards issued on Completion

Students obtaining a competent result for all 25 units of competency will achieve the Nationally Recognised qualification SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (CRICOS Course Code:​​ 0102174). A Record of Results will be issued to students who complete less than 25 units.

 

Course Structure

To successfully achieve this qualification, students need to complete 21 units of competency which include 21 core units, plus 04 elective units.

Unit of Competency Code

Unit of Competency Title​​ 

Core or Elective

SITXFSA001

Use Hygienic Practices for food safety

Core

SITXFSA002

Participate in safe food handling practices

Core

BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

Core

SITHCCC001

Use food preparation equipment**

Core

SITHKOP001​​ 

Clean kitchen premises and equipment**

Core

SITXINV002​​ 

Maintain the quality of perishable items**

Core

SITXWHS001

Participate in safe work practices

Core

SITHCCC005

Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery**

Core

SITHCCC006

Prepare appetizers and Salads**

Core

SITHCCC007

Prepare stocks, sauces and soups**

Core

SITHCCC008​​ 

Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes**

Core

SITHCCC012

Prepare poultry dishes**

Core

SITHCCC013

Prepare seafood dishes**

Core

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Core

SITHFAB002

Provide responsible service of alcohol

Elective*

SITXMGT001

Monitor work operations

Elective*

SITXHRM001

Coach others in job skills

Core

SITHKOP002

Plan and cost basic menus

Core

SITHIND002

Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Elective*

SITHCCC003

Prepare and present sandwiches**

Elective*

SITHCCC014

Prepare meat dishes**

Core

SITHPAT006

Produce desserts**

Core

SITHCCC019

Produce cakes, pastries and breads**

Core

SITHCCC018

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements**

Core

SITHCCC020

Work effectively as a cook**

Core

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change. Please read​​ https://www.asqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/FACT_SHEET_Delivering_elective_units.pdf​​ for more information about delivering elective units.

**Units marked ** have the pre-requisite unit SITXFSA001​​ Use Hygienic Practices for food safety.