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SIT30821 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course Overview

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgment and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

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

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: PNG and Samoa

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid-semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face-to-face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 48 periods of food service. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within our live training restaurant and the hospitality industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of morning, lunch, afternoon, and dinner shifts to complete these vocational placement shifts. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Course Fees: The course fee is PKG 6,500, WST 3,000. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery, and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will cover the following units of competency:

Unit CodeUnit title
SITXWHS005Participate in safe work practices
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC027Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
BSBSUS211Participate in sustainable work practices
SITHKOP009Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXINV006Receive, store and maintain stock
SITHCCC026Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC031Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC023Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA006Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC042Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP010Plan and cost recipes
SITHCCC030Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook
SITHCCC025Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC028Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC035Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC041Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHPAT016Produce desserts
SITHCCC040Prepare and serve cheese
SITHCCC044Prepare specialised food items
SITXHRM007Coach others in job skills

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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