This course is perfect for beginning a career in the fast-growing hospitality industry. You will develop a wide range of knowledge and skills which includes kitchen techniques, cookery, knowledge on food, kitchen operations, food preparations and menu items. Previous experience not required. If you love food, cooking and working in a team, you can learn to become professional and qualified cook.

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

  • Level 9, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • The training kitchen location is at 47-51 Boundary Road, North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • 52 weeks full time study including work placement and term breaks
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Applicants with no formal qualification and who are commencing within or have experience within the relevant industry may also be considered for entry into the course.
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To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved with total of Twenty-five (25) units, consisting of 21 Core Units and 4 Elective Units

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification. Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

  • Unit Code
  • Unit Title
  • BSBSUS201
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR203
  • Work effectively with others
  • 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, egg 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*^
  • SITHKOP001
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment*
  • Unit Code
  • Unit Title
  • SITHKOP002
  • Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITHPAT006
  • Produce desserts*
  • SITXFSA001
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002
  • Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXHRM001
  • Coach others in job skills
  • SITXINV002
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items*
  • SITXWHS001
  • Participate in safe work practices
  • Unit Code
  • Unit Title
  • SITHCCC015
  • Produce and serve food for buffets*
  • SITHCCC003
  • Prepare and present sandwiches*
  • SITXINV001
  • Receive and store stock
  • HLTAID003
  • Provide first aid

*Prerequisite unit is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

^ will be assessed including during work placement

Training Product Status: Current

Training Product Release Date:3 March 2016

Nationally Recognised Training

Modes of Delivery

Face to Face Training
Face to Face Training
Classroom based
face-to-face training
Practical Training in Commercial Kitchen
Practical Training in Commercial Kitchen
Practical training in commercial training kitchen
Work Placement Training
Work Placement Training
Work placement training
(200 hours of compulsory work placement)

Note: Students are expected to conduct out-of-class self-learning and assessment activities whose total number of hours may vary among students.

Work placement providers and industry partners

Assessment Methods

  • Written tests
  • projects
  • case study
  • log book / third party report
  • observations

There is compulsory work placement for 200 hours for on the job practice and partial assessment for the following unit:

SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook

(Placement will be provided by the college).


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


After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.


Tuition Fee = $13,000

Material & Service Fee = $1,000

Knife Kits Fee=$300

Uniform Fee=$200

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Career Outcomes