Course details

CRICOS course code: 093952D

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Do you want to study a cooking course in Melbourne and receive the best training? Melbourne is renowned for inspiring chefs and cooks alike to create culinary masterpieces worth marveling. So learn from the best in Melbourne and start your journey with our top-class commercial cookery course.

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 judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. This SIT30816 course will equip you with skills and knowledge that can only be acquired through a combination of fantastic face-to-face classes and hands-on, practical experience.

Career Prospects

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

Career Pathways

After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, graduates may undertake further study in:

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

Delivery and Assessment

Classroom Training

Training is delivered ‘face to face’ by qualified trainers and students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to the learning needs. Learning methods will vary and can include case study scenarios, field trips, ‘hands-on’ practical classes, role-play techniques, discussions, presentations and assignments.


Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods and may include the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small or large group tasks, oral presentations, problem-solving tasks, case studies and discussions. Broadly classroom assessments have two or three assessment tasks for each unit of competency or module. As a general rule for major assessments, students are provided with task assessment instructions including the date the task is due for completion.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,500 Per Year
Read moreMaterials Fee: 950; Administration Fees: 200
16 Jan 2023
10 Apr 2023
03 Jul 2023
52 weeks
Read more52 weeks (including 12 weeks holidays)

Full time
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Level 9, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or;
  • Satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or;
  • Completion of secondary studies equivalent or
  • Higher to an Australian Year 11 qualification from an English-speaking country or;
  • Completion of MCIE English Placement Test with an overall score of 5.5 or above;
  • Other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into MCIE VET courses.

Other entry requirements include:

Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 11 of education

Regulatory: A current and valid passport, A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course

Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement

Special Considerations: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 11 qualification or equivalent plus IELTS results


The unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite of many of the units of this qualification. Delivery of this unit is completed in the first stages of the course.


Melbourne City Institute of Education
Level 9, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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