12 months full time / 18 months part time
This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. Learn more about the apprenticeship Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 here.
Itching to get cooking? A Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 (non-apprenticeship) is your first step into the kitchen. Mentored by experienced chefs, you’ll learn everything from basic knife skills to developing cost-effective menus, equipping you with practical skills for a thriving career in commercial cookery.
You’ll be supported by a team of accomplished chefs ready to inspire and share industry knowledge with you. You will have the opportunity to train in our state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and perfect your delectable meals on many of the same benchtops used regularly by television shows such as Masterchef and The Great Australian Bake Off.
The sustainable work practices and food preparation skills you’ll learn will successfully launch you into a thriving industry where your wealth of knowledge and practical experience will be in high demand. You will graduate ready and able to apply your newfound skills in kitchens large and small around the country, be they in restaurants, cafes, hotels or resorts.
If you complete this course successfully, you may work as a qualified chef in a variety of establishments.
Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816 you can move into:
Further study could lead you to our Bachelor of Hospitality Management.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, classwork 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|
|SITXCCS007||ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES||Elective||40|
|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|
|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
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Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Approximate costs of required uniform and equipment to be purchased at orientation.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
All required workbooks and texts are provided as part of tuition fees.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
All required workbooks and texts are provided as part of tuition fees.
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