Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course Code
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Hospitality
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): 29/04/2019 (Part time)
End Date(s): Full time: 1 year from start date
Part time: 2 - 3 years from start date
Days and Time: Part time: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons

Course Overview

If creating great food puts you in a good mood, why not consider a career as a chef?

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) is a nationally recognised course designed for people who have a passion for cookery in a commercial environment.

The course provides participants with skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, OHS, team work and basic nutrition. Graduates are qualified to enter careers in hospitality establishments, including hotels, motels and bistros.

Students hone their skills in the fully operational licensed training restaurant at our Broadmeadows campus.

Apprenticeship streams will take 2-3 years and non-apprentice full time students will take 1 year.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. 

To successfully complete this course, students must undertake mandatory work placement of 48 service periods.

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.



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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSUS201Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices20
BSBWOR203Work Effectively With Others15
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment25
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery45
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads25
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups35
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes45
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes25
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes30
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes50
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements75
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads40
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment13
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus30
SITHPAT006Produce desserts100
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices40
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills20
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items10
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
SITHCCC002Prepare and present simple dishes25
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook80
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry25
SITHKOP403Coordinate Cooking Operations100
SITHPAT005Produce petits fours30

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery can also be done as a full-time or part-time apprenticeship. Applicants will need to be employed for the apprenticeship. A part time industry course is also available. Students can use the succesful completion of the industry preparation course to gain credit towards a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

What will I study?

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
930 930 $0.00 $0.00 $16.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus or in your workplace.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in a variety of hospitality establishments. You may find yourself working in a hotel, motel, restaurant, cafe bistro, reception centre or a resort overseas. Cooking is a rewarding career and one which will bring out your natural creativity and possibly take you all over the world.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills and knowledge and experience in practical food production.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Graduates of this course can go on to complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516)

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, fill in a direct application form by clicking on the yellow 'APPLY HERE' button at the top of this website page.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to go through the enrolment process