If you are a local student you may be eligible.
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3 years part time
3 years part time
No formal entry requirements.
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0
This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.
Are you interested in adding some flavour to your career? Food is life and skilled cooks can work anywhere from the local pub to international Michelin-starred restaurants. Our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship) is the first step in a skilled career that can take you around the world.
Every day will be different in Melbourne Polytechnic’s commercial training kitchens. You’ll learn the foundation skills and latest trends used in kitchens around the country. Our kitchens are state-of-the-art and have been used for television shows, including Masterchef and The Great Australian Bake Off. Graduates are skilled in all areas of cookery, including knife skills, food preparation, desserts, sustainable work practices, kitchen teamwork and cost-effective menu planning. On completion of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you will receive first aid and food hygiene certification to support your qualification wherever you take it.
Imagine waking up on a tropical beach everyday or inhaling the rush of New York, Paris or London. As a chef, you can travel the world while working in a pub, restaurant, cafe or resort. Whether you’re starting out or changing careers, Melbourne Polytechnic cookery students leave our kitchens jobready and sought after.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, class work and direct observation
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||20|
|BSBWOR203||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||Core||15|
|SITHCCC001||USE FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT||Core||25|
|SITHCCC005||PREPARE DISHES USING BASIC METHODS OF COOKERY||Core||45|
|SITHCCC006||PREPARE APPETISERS AND SALADS||Core||25|
|SITHCCC007||PREPARE STOCKS, SAUCES AND SOUPS||Core||35|
|SITHCCC008||PREPARE VEGETABLES, FRUIT, EGG AND FARINACEOUS DISHES||Core||45|
|SITHCCC011||USE COOKERY SKILLS EFFECTIVELY||Elective||50|
|SITHCCC012||PREPARE POULTRY DISHES||Core||25|
|SITHCCC013||PREPARE SEAFOOD DISHES||Core||30|
|SITHCCC014||PREPARE MEAT DISHES||Core||50|
|SITHCCC018||PREPARE FOOD TO MEET SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS||Core||75|
|SITHCCC019||PRODUCE CAKES PASTRIES AND BREADS||Core||40|
|SITHCCC020||WORK EFFECTIVELY AS A COOK||Core||80|
|SITHKOP001||CLEAN KITCHEN PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT||Core||13|
|SITHKOP002||PLAN AND COST BASIC MENUS||Core||30|
|SITHKOP004||DEVELOP MENUS FOR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS||Elective||15|
|SITHKOP005||COORDINATE COOKING OPERATIONS||Elective||100|
|SITXFSA001||USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY||Core||15|
|SITXFSA002||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES||Core||40|
|SITXHRM001||COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS||Core||20|
|SITXINV002||MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF PERISHABLE ITEMS||Core||10|
|SITXWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||12|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
We're here to make sure that your transition to student life at Melbourne Polytechnic is fun and as easy as possibleServices & support
Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$710||$ 3550||$10000|
|Materials fee||$450||$ 450||$450|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$1335||$ 4250||$10700|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
Attend an Info Session
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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