Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship)

Course Code SIT30816
Locations Warrnambool, Workplace training
Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 3 years
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable 1st year apprentices - workshops every second Monday 9am - 4pm
2nd & 3rd year apprentices - workshops every second Monday 9am - 4 pm
Course Overview
Introduction

This course teaches you the wide range of cookery skills required by commercial cooks, who must have a sound knowledge of cooking and kitchen operations as well as discretion and judgement.

Commercial cooks work independently and under limited supervision. At times, they provide operational advice and support to other team members.

What will I Learn?

In Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you will learn to prepare and present a wide range of dishes including seafood, poultry, appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, cakes, pastries and desserts. You will also learn to prepare dishes to meet special dietary requirements

In this apprenticeship, you learn about safe food handling, working with others, how to clean kitchens and equipment, customer service and planning and costing menus.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Commercial cooks can work around the world in café’s, restaurants, mines, hospitals, hotels, on boats and at ski-fields as well as doing commercial catering  and events.  You could start your own business (café/catering/food truck) or earn while you learn to take the next step up in the kitchen.

Pathways

After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, the  Certificate IV in Catering Operations or  Certificate IV in Patisserie

Vocational Pathways: This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

Training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry. Speak to the Course Coordinator for more information.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 25 units: 21 core and 4 electives.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15 $0.00
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment 25 $20.00
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads 25 $20.00
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups 35 $20.00
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes 45 $20.00
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes 25 $20.00
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes 30 $40.00
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes 50 $30.00
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements 75 $20.00
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads 40 $20.00
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook 80 $20.00
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 $0.00
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus 30 $0.00
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts 100 $50.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $15.00
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40 $0.00
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20 $0.00
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items 10 $0.00
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches 10 $20.00
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25 $0.00
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25 $0.00
SITXINV003 Purchase goods 30 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Employer Incentives

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage. More information can be obtained from your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $725.00
Concession rate $145.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $10,585.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $1,300.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.