SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Windsor College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102492D

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 organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.


The course requires a student to complete 25 units to gain the nationally recognised; SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Core Units

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 appetizers 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*

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 with others

Elective Units

SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches*

SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

SITXINV003 Purchase goods

Delivery & Assessments

Mode of Study

The modes of study include:

  • Classroom based training
  • Practical training in a commercial training kitchen
  • Work placement

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, projects, logbook/ third party report, observations and portfolio. The college will organise 200 hours of compulsory work placement.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving SIT30816 Certificate Ill in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to undertake studies SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,110 Per Year
Read moreApplication Charges: 200; Material Charges: 1,250
Expected Apr 2023
Expected May 2023
Expected Jul 2023
52 weeks
Full time
Windsor College
King Street Campus
Level 4, 310 King Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Age Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the commencement of their course

English Language Requirements

All International students applying for Hospitality courses at Windsor College must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Academic Requirements

To gain entry into Certificate III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, participants must have successfully completed Year 12, or secondary studies in the applicants home country which are equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification.

Pathways to the qualification

The preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification includes holding a SIT20416 Certificate Il in Kitchen Operations or other relevant qualification or holding vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.


Windsor College
King Street Campus
Level 4, 310 King Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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