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 want a career as a chef.
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 two to three years and non-apprentice full time students will take one year (full time study).
Free TAFE and JobTrainer
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. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. 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 find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.
You can also can apply for an Education Support Scholarship to reduce your materials and consumable fees.
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.
To successfully complete this course, students must undertake mandatory work placement of 48 service periods.
Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|BSBSUS201||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (BSBSUS201)||20
|BSBWOR203||Work Effectively With Others (BSBWOR203)||15
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment (SITHCCC001)||25
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery (SITHCCC005)||45
|SITHCCC006||Prepare appetisers and salads (SITHCCC006)||25
|SITHCCC007||Prepare stocks, sauces and soups (SITHCCC007)||35
|SITHCCC008||Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes (SITHCCC008)||45
|SITHCCC012||Prepare poultry dishes (SITHCCC012)||25
|SITHCCC013||Prepare seafood dishes (SITHCCC013)||30
|SITHCCC014||Prepare meat dishes (SITHCCC014)||50
|SITHCCC018||Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements (SITHCCC018)||75
|SITHCCC019||Produce cakes, pastries and breads (SITHCCC019)||40
|SITHCCC020||Work effectively as a cook (SITHCCC020)||80
|SITHKOP001||Clean kitchen premises and equipment (SITHKOP001)||13
|SITHKOP002||Plan and cost basic menus (SITHKOP002)||30
|SITHPAT006||Produce desserts (SITHPAT006)||100
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA001)||15
|SITXFSA002||Participate in safe food handling practices (SITXFSA002)||40
|SITXHRM001||Coach others in job skills (SITXHRM001)||20
|SITXINV002||Maintain the quality of perishable items (SITXINV002)||10
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices (SITXWHS001)||12
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|SITHASC008||Prepare Asian cooked dishes (SITHASC008)||90
|SITHCCC011||Use cookery skills effectively (SITHCCC011)||50
|SITHCCC016||Produce pates and terrines (SITHCCC016)||30
|SITHIND002||Source and use information on the hospitality industry (SITHIND002)||25
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.
The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) 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 successful 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 (SIT30816)
Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# 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.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
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
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^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 2022. 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?
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.* You can also can apply for an Education Support Scholarship to reduce your materials and consumable fees.
Can I apply?
There are no set prerequisites for this course.
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 (SIT30816). 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