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Learn the skills to work in a commercial kitchen

Get the basic knowledge and skills required to start a career in the kitchen with this introductory level course. This course is perfect if you want to start your career in kitchen operations or go on to further study in this area.

Our highly qualified teachers have experience in some of Australia's most well known kitchens. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and will prepare you for a fast paced career in the kitchen.

Learn the basics in food preparation and equipment, develop your cookery skills, and understand the procedures in keeping a safe, hygienic work place.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue further studies in commercial cookery. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 10 months / 1 day per week

Course details

07 5581 8300

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Timothy Stapelforth

Get the skills that demand recognition

Thanks to my real world training and experience at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, I am proud to have been crowned the winner of the 2014 Gold Coast Young Chefs Award. The award culminated years of study and hard work which I couldn't have done without the guidance of my teachers.

Timothy Stapelforth
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer. 
  • Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

Students must wear black dress pants and black, enclosed, steel capped, safety shoes or boots.

Timetable

Classes are held face-to-face on Mondays from 9.00am-3.00pm for 10 months at Southport, Hospitality Hub, 11 Nerang Street.  Classes consist of theory and practical components.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must be competent in 13 units, 8 core and 5 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes Elective
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively Core
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITXCCS003 Interact with customers Elective
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches Elective
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Elective
SITXINV201 Receive and store stock Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

Additional costs

There is an additional cost for a compulsory uniform and supplies (see Resources Required on the Course Details tab).

Outcome

Possible job titles include:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook
  • food preparation assistant

Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 4 points towards their QCE. 

Job prospects

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Takeaway Cook
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Catering Assistant

Timothy Stapelforth

Get the skills that demand recognition

Thanks to my real world training and experience at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, I am proud to have been crowned the winner of the 2014 Gold Coast Young Chefs Award. The award culminated years of study and hard work which I couldn't have done without the guidance of my teachers.

Timothy Stapelforth
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 November 2017

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