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Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in

Apprenticeship Code: SIT30816 Cricos: 093471K

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Preston, Prahran

Campus

Preston

Duration

3 years part time

Duration

3 years part time

Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.

In good taste

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.

Cook like a masterchef

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.

A delicious career

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

If you complete this course successfully, you might work as a qualified chef in a variety of establishments.
  • Bistro Chef
  • Boarding School Chef
  • Catering Company Chef
  • Cruise Liner Chef
  • Hotel Chef
  • Motel Chef
  • Nursing Home Chef
  • Restaurant Chef
  • Reception Centre Chef
  • Hospital Chef

Pathways

Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship), you can move into: Further study could lead you to our HETHTHM Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended
  • Workplace
  • Face-to-face
  • Flexible
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, class work and direct observation

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
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
SITHPAT006 PRODUCE DESSERTS Core 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
SITXINV004 CONTROL STOCK Elective 25
SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 12

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
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
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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Requirements

There are no formal educational pre-requisites for this course Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other:Full-time only
Preston only

Next Steps

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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