SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook. To participate in practical classes the student must provide and wear kitchen approved footwear, chef specific pants, white chefs jacket, white bib apron and white skull cap. A basic knife kit will also be required for practical sessions. Suggested knife kits and uniforms will be provided on enrolment.


This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.


Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, Certificate III in Hospitality

Course Delivery

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract.

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment 25 $90.00
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery 45 $135.00
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads 25 $105.00
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups 35 $130.00
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes 50 $130.00
SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes 40 $130.00
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes 35 $140.00
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes 55 $200.00
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes 35 $180.00
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads 55 $140.00
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements 75 $155.00
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook 100 $120.00
SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 $30.00
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes 40 $50.00
SITHPAT016 Produce desserts 100 $200.00
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $20.00
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices 40 $40.00
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills 20 $35.00
SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock 20 $35.00
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices 12 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets 25 $140.00
SITHCCC039 Produce pates and terrines 30 $140.00
SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese 20 $140.00
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers 25 $30.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $8,305
Apprenticeship $5,727
Apprenticeship Concession $2,575
Self-Funded $8,305

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, 9:00AM - 4:30PM
2024 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprenticeship
2024 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprenticeship