Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Barton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096474E

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


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 organizations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs and cafés.

Career Prospective

On the base of their previous experience, the following career paths are available to the learner who successfully completes Certificate III in Commercial Cookery:

  • Kitchen Attendant
  • Catering team assistant
  • Commercial cook

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) procedure will be made known to students at the time of enrolment. RPL enables students who have not undertaken the unit or equivalent,

An RPL kit is available for candidates wishing to apply for RPL, and information sessions are available to support the candidates in their application.

but have the required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency for the unit in an assessment only pathway.

AQF qualifications and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation are recognized by Barton College for Credit transfer.

Work Placement

200 hours


After successful completion of SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, learners can continue their study in SIT40516- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Units of Study

Total number of units: 25

  • Core units: 21
  • Electives: 4


The course assessment is a combination of written questions, case studies, role-plays, projects and practical / class presentations.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,000 Per Year
Read moreApplication / Enrolment Fee (on-off per student): 250
Expected Jul 2023
Expected Aug 2023
Expected Oct 2023
52 weeks
Read more52 weeks including term breaks

Full time
Barton College
Level 5, 259 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

  • Age: 18 years or over
  • Academic: Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • English (one of the below) :
  • IELTS (or equivalent) 5.5 Overall and with no band less than 5.0, or
  • Completion of BC’s General English at the Upper Intermediate level


Barton College
Level 5, 259 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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