- To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer, and therefore to be signed up as an apprentice.
- You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process with 5+ years industry experience.
As part of the course requirements you will need to purchase and wear a set uniform (if you do not already own one). A representative from our supplier Totally Workwear will be available at Orientation for you to be fitted, to order and make payment directly to Totally Workwear. If you do not attend the Orientation day, you will be responsible for making your own arrangements directly with the supplier Totally Workwear within seven days of the scheduled Orientation day.
Students are required to have the following equipment for practical lessons:
- A compulsory uniform consisting of a chef's jacket, chef's pants, chef's cap, white necktie, a white bib style apron purchased from Totally Workwear (approximate cost $110.00)
- A knife kit (if need to be purchased from Totally Workwear it will cost approximately $300.00)
- Black enclosed leather non-slip shoes (if need to be purchased from Totally Workwear it will cost approximately $80.00)
Victorinox knife set:
- Large cooks knife (blade length min. 25cm)
- Paring knife (blade length min. 8cm)
- Serrated bread knife
- Boning knife (approx. 17cm)
- Filleting knife (approx. 17cm)
- Turning knife
- Large sharpening steel
- Spatula (200mm straight stainless steel with black plastic handle) (palette knife)
- Thermo white plastic plain and star piping nozzles (9mm) - one of each
- Lockable 16 pocket Chef bag
Whilst in attendance of practical classes you must wear your chef's uniform. This should be brought with you to classes and changed into upon arrival at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast and not worn on your way to or from the campus due to hygiene regulations.
- It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.
- Students are required to have a valid and appropriate email address.
- Please provide your own personal stationery.
Day release (TAFE Queensland Gold Coast attendance at Southport and workplace training).
Students are expected to complete prior readings and assessments via the online Learning Management System (LMS) before beginning a practical class at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast. Log-on details will be emailed to enrolled students.
To achieve a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 25 units must be completed.
To reflect the nature of the industry this program is designed to be flexible. Upon sign-up, training arrangements will be negotiated with the employer and apprentice to provide a tailored solution to meet their business needs.
Specified days and times will be provided to the employer and students via their timetable (timetables will be sent to the employer and apprentice).
School Based Option
This apprenticeship is also available as a school based option. Delivery is negotiated with the school, employer and student to design a program that meets the needs of all stakeholders.
Student fees do not apply to school based students.
Every apprentice has a Training Record Book to record evidence of progression of training. The TAFE trainer provides an online progress report to the employer and conducts workplace visits during the apprenticeship program.
Upon completion of each unit of competency, the training record will be signed by all parties:
- The employer's signature supports that the apprentice or trainee is competent in the workplace, industry and company standards.
- The apprentice or trainee's signature supports that he/she agrees he/she has the ability to competently perform the workplace tasks.
- The training organisation's signature supports that successful completion of off-the-job training in the underpinning knowledge and skills.
Assessment is competency based and non-graded. This means that students must demonstrate that they are able to perform work tasks.
Assessment methods and tools may include: oral questions, written tasks (workbook, assignment, project work), online tasks (multiple choice, worksheets, uploading of assignments), group work (case studies, role plays, presentations), practical skills demonstration (with observation checklists) and signed third party reports.