Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Course details

CRICOS course code: 093177E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Welcome to the kitchen of dreams, where your future career is waiting to unfold. With the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the kitchen and acquire the fundamental food skills that can take you around the world. Jump into the dynamic world of hospitality and experience all it has to offer with your newfound practical and theoretical knowledge. This qualification provides a pathway to become a Commercial Cook in a wide range of hospitality establishments including bistros, cafes, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants.

Course Structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 25 units; 21 core units and 4 elective units. Students attend college 20 hours per week over 3 days with 1 day in the kitchen.

The course is conducted in 4 stages, each comprising 10 weeks, with holidays in between.

Work-based Training

As part of the course, students are required to complete 48 occasions of Work-based Training. We will assist you in finding a suitable venue for you to complete your Work-based Training.


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 Appetisers 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

SITHCCC003 Prepare and Present Sandwiches
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
SITXCOM002 Show Social and Cultural Sensitivity
SITXINV001 Receive and Store Stock

Course Outcomes

Graduates can expect to take on the role of Commercial Cook at a hospitality venue.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,000 Per Year
Read moreMaterial fees: 500
03 Oct 2022
30 Jan 2023
24 Apr 2023
1 year
Full time
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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

18 years or older

Completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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