Become a Cook, Study Certificate III In Commercial Cookery - SIT30816
Are you passionate about food? This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You will learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene. You also learn skills to produce quality foods, plan menus, prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs, control costs, work as part of a team, and serve a range of meals in a professional manner. Cooking skills cover a wide range of vegetarian, seafood, poultry and meat dishes, breakfast, lunch and dinner, entrees, appetisers, mains and a massive range of beautiful and delectable desserts!
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.
Nationally Recognised Qualification
Course National Code: SIT30816
Course CRICOS Code: 093685G
This course is delivered over 52 weeks in 4 ten week terms & 12 weeks of holidays. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week, two days per week plus 4 hours of scheduled study.
Tuition Fees: $11,500 (AUD)* inclusive of all learning materials including chef uniform and knife kit. AU$2,000 discount when enrolled on 2-year package (Package with Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery -SIT40516 and Diploma of Hospitality Management -SIT50416) for July, Oct 2021, Jan, Apr 2022 intakes deducted in year 1 and 2 (Total: AU$21,000 including tuition and material fees).* Please also note prices may vary if Credit Transfer are approved.
Cookery students will receive a quality Uniform and Kitchen Set (including knives, etc).
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Possible job title includes: Cook
Pathways Into the Qualification
You may enter the qualification through a number of entry points.
Including: SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations or With limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification
Pathways From the Qualification
After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake: SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations or SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie.
Live Kitchen, Real Work
Students will participate in a real kitchen operation at The La La Land Commercial Kitchen (fire and water). Students will use all required kitchen equipment and tools including the knife and sharp tools. As a part of course delivery, students will deal with all cooking operations, including beef, chicken, meat veg, etc. Please advise us if special arrangements are required. Students will have 192 hours of supervised and approved work placement (Industry Placement) in a live approved restaurant (192 hours in term 4; includes 48 shifts a combination of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner etc).
You will prepare, cook and present multiple items for a minimum of 48 complete food service periods (shifts) including: breakfast, lunch, dinner and Special Function
Study and Assessment mode
This course is delivered in a combination of theory and practical sessions. All practical sessions are conducted in a fully equipped Kitchen where trainees will have an opportunity to serve customers and receive feedback from customers. The last term of the course, students will need to complete 48 shifts in an approved commercial restaurant. PCBT arranges these industry placements for its students to enhance skills and further employment opportunities. Assessment is competency based and is generally though questioning, project and practical demonstrations. As a part of this qualification students must be able to handle seafood, poultry and meat products.
Entry admission requirements
Those students who wish to undertake this course should meet the following academic and English language requirements.
|Year 11 or equivalent; SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations or|
With limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification
|Intermediate Level of English or|
Duolingo English Test Score of 75-80
IELTS Test Score of 5.0 overall (General or Academic) or
TOEFL iBT Test Score of 35 or
PTE Academic Test Score of 36 or
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 154 or
OET Pass Grade B or
IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOSYou may be exempted to provide evidence of English Language competence if:
you have studied for 5 years in an English speaking country.
you have completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV OR higher level course in an Australian Education Provider under a student visa.
you have successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
you have successfully completed the College English Placement Test.
you have successfully completed your High School or higher tertiary qualification in English Language
Please note that you are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the aforementioned course entry requirements. Please refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ to find out the assessment level for your country and to determine the required level of English that you should possess
To be able to achieve this qualification, students must successfully complete the following units:
- SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
- SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
- SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
- SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
- SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
- BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
- SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
- SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
- SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
- SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment (Theory Only)
- SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
- SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
- SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
- SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
- SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
- SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
- SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
- SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
- SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
- SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
- SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
Term 4: Industry Placement & Menu Development
Your final term you are into your Industry Placement for 48 shifts in a live restaurant around Perth CBD! In addition, you will learn the final core chef skills of planning, costing and developing beautiful menus.
- SITHCCC020 – Work effectively as a cook (# Require Additional approx. 192 hours in industry which is equivalent to 48 shifts)
- SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers
- SITHKOP002 – Plan and cost basic menus
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