SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Australian Study Link Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091905E

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, cafés, and coffee shop.

Work Based Training (WBT)

Students will be required to complete a total of 260 hours in workplace commercial kitchen as part of work based practical placement. An induction for WBT students would be conducted at institute and workplace induction will be conducted before commencement of WBT.

Work-based training will be conducted at approved industry workplace commercial kitchen with whom Australian Study Link Institute has an agreement with.

WBT is aimed at giving students a varied experience in a real live situation, under normal commercial pressures. For example, in the live environment, they will be able to test their skills and knowledge when the kitchen is busy, customers are waiting, or it is “rush hour” – e.g., Lunch times at a restaurant in the city.

Assessment Methods

All assessments of units of competency will be conducted according to the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the official Training Package for this qualification. Students will be required to perform in a range of areas including and not limited to Knowledge test, role plays, Case Study, Written questions, Practical demonstration in kitchen, observations, presentation, etc.


Pathways from the Qualification

Pathways from the qualification: SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Employment/Career Pathway

Units in this qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in:

Cook (Cook-Chill Kitchen)

Cook (Hospital)

Cook (Large Restaurant)

Cook (Restaurant and Catering company)

Cook (Small Restaurant or Café)

Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register

Course Structure
In order to achieve this qualification, student must complete following 25 unit of competencies.

  • 21 core unit, plus
  • 4 elective units

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,500 Per Year
Read moreApplication Fee: 300; Materials fee: 1,200
Contact institution 52 Weeks (including holiday breaks)
Read more52 Weeks (including holiday breaks)

Full time
Australian Study Link Institute
Level 2,123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Age Requirements

  • Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form.

Academic Requirements

  • To enter into this qualification delivered at ASLI, applicant should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary school examination. OR
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 2 years’ experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually. Relevant work experience evidence by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered. Such learner will be accessed for possible RPL opportunities and their course duration and volume of learning will be adjusted accordingly, if any RPL is granted.

English Language Requirements for International Students

  • International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;
  • or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the course;
  • or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the course;
  • or, Oxford Placement test with score 61 or higher.
  • Score Guide: Average test score of 61 or higher in Oxford placement test is equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
  • Students may refer to IELTS 5.5 equivalent policy or ASLI’s Enrolment Kit for further information.


Australian Study Link Institute
Level 2,123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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