SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Joan Lawman College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 109870D

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 judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Delivery Method

A blended delivery mode is employed including work placement, independent study and face to face training. The following techniques are employed during face to face delivery depending on the subject matter: trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and students’ complete tasks to workplace standards.

During independent study students will undertake homework activities, research, reading, practice applying their cooking and English language knowledge and skills. Students also prepare for assessments and undertake out of class assessments during this time. Students will be provided support via telephone, and e-mail by trainers. Refer to the Work placement section below for details on work placement delivery arrangements.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete a total of 25 units of competency to achieve the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. This comprises 21 core units and 4 elective units.

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

Elective Units

SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITXWHS002 Identify hazards assess and control safety risks

SITXINV001 Receive and store stock

SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements

Training Pathway

On successful completion of this course clients may progress onto the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or related courses.

Employment Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. Students who successfully complete this qualification with Joan Lawman College may be able to access the relevant job opportunities. However, students should note that this does not guarantee that you will secure employment in a job role/ industry, furthermore this does not guarantee that you will address any specific migration criteria.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,500 Per Year
Read moreEnrolment Fee: 500; Material Fee: 1,000
Nov 2023
Feb 2024
May 2024
52 weeks
Read moreOver 52 weeks including holidays

Full time
Joan Lawman College
Melbourne Campus
Mezzanine Level, 58 Franklin Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Academic entry requirements

To gain entry to this course, students should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicants’ home country equivalent to an Australian Year 11* or 12 qualifications. (*Subject to the country Assessment Level) and course.

Students must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.

English Language entry requirements:

International Students applying for this qualification must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).


Joan Lawman College
Melbourne Campus
Mezzanine Level, 58 Franklin Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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