SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

The Gordon

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094946E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


If you love food, creative cooking and working in a team then becoming a qualified cook or chef could be the career for you. You will be taught by some of the best in the business in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment.

During the course you will learn how to prepare and cook appetisers and salads, poultry and game, seafood, meat, hot and cold desserts, pastries, cakes, and yeast goods. You will also master the basics like stocks, sauces, soups, vegetables, eggs and pasta dishes while learning key industry skills such as teamwork, food safety, hygiene, and organising supplies.

Work placement/industry experience

As a culinary student, you’ll train in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment, completing a total of 240 work placement hours. You’ll also develop real skills and experience working in The Gordon's professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days per week

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Qualified cook/chef
  • Head chef
  • Kitchen attendant
  • Catering team assistant

Type of assessment

Assessment for this course is based on:

Hands-on projects
Workplace tasks
Industry placement

Further Study Options

After completing the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you can go on to study the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and the Diploma of Hospitality Management, gaining three qualifications in two years!

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,400 Per Year
Read moreTotal approx. materials and courses expenses: 1,045
08 Feb 2023
12 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria


Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.


The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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