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Course Description

Get out of the library and into the kitchen with this industry known kitchen operations course. This introductory certificate teaches basic food preparation and cookery skills, paving a path to work in kitchen operations or get a jumpstart on your Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

This course gives you the basic knowledge and skills to start working in restaurants, hotels, catering, clubs, pubs, cafes and more. You'll learn in one of our live kitchen classrooms developing core skills and have a chance to experience unique opportunities like working alongside a famed international chef in the Great Chefs Program.

This course is offered via VET DSS. 

The Experience

  • Learn industry specific skills balanced with literacy, numeracy and valuable 'life' skills
  • Class sizes are small and mentorship is a key element of this introductory course
  • You'll be responsible for driving your learning as you get prepared for a real work environment


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Course Structure

Units 1 & 2

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe working practices
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes*
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items*
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment*
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery*
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

Units 3 & 4

SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads*
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups*
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes*
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively*
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes*
*PrerequisiteSITXFSA101 Use Hygiene practices for food safety

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 9 (or equivalent)
  • 16 or 17 years of age


Fees for our VET delivered in schools programs are charged by individual schools. Please contact us, or put in an enquiry for more information.

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