|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Timetable||3 days a week at the Warrnambool Campus, including work placement|
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.
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 course, you learn about safe food handling, working with others, how to clean kitchens and equipment, customer service and planning and costing menus.
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.
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.
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.
An entry requirement into this course is, for you to have a careers consultation with the Skills and Jobs Centre. After submitting your online application, a member of the Skills and Jobs Centre team will be in contact with you to make an appointment.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 25 units: 21 core and 4 electives.
Applications for 2020 will open in November 2019.
|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|
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery||45||$40.00|
|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|
|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|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||12||$0.00|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
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.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$10,585.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,585.00|
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$1,300.00|
You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The 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 and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees.
Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
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Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligble for the concession rate.
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Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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