Course details

CRICOS course code: 097648B

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Cert III in Commercial Cookery enables you to develop a wide range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, you learn to work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Program Duration

The program is delivered over 52 weeks with actual student contact hours being 20 hours/week for 45 weeks including a break of 7 weeks. It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or Credit Transfer. ​

Work based training

Students enrolled in any of the SIT qualifications are required to undertake work based training as part of their course. All students undertaking the SIT30816 Certificate III/Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality management at VACTS are provided with assistance to secure experience as workers in commercial kitchens, such as for the certificate III in commercial cookery it is a requirement of the holistic unit of competency "SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook" that students provide evidence showing preparation and service of multiple items for a minimum of 48 complete food service periods in order to address each of the required menu styles, food service periods and menu items and to ensure integration of skills and consistency of performance in different circumstances.​


VACTS is located at 171 Sydney Rd, Coburg.

All courses will be conducted at the above mentioned location. The premise at 171 Sydney Road has multiple training rooms with 1 additional computer lab for training and student use. The location also has wi-fi internet access for students wishing to use laptops or tablets while on the premises. Additionally, VACTS has a fully equipped commercial kitchen where the practical cooking classes are delivered for the cert III in commercial cookery.

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Full time
Victorian Academy of Commerce and Technology Startups
171 Sydney Road
Melbourne Victoria 3058

Entry criteria

Year 12 or equivalent and

An IELTS level of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course


Victorian Academy of Commerce and Technology Startups
171 Sydney Road
Melbourne Victoria 3058
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