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Commercial Cookery

Certificate III Of

Free TAFE Non-apprenticeship Code: SIT30816 Cricos: 093471K

Overview

Campus

Preston, Prahran

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Next Intake

Midyear

Next Intake

February, July

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

Carve Out Your Career

Itching to get cooking? A Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (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.

Season Your Skills

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.

Rise to the Challenge

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.

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
  • Hospital Chef
  • Hotel Chef
  • Motel Chef
  • Nursing Home Chef
  • Reception Centre Chef
  • Restaurant Chef

Pathways

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

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"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, classwork 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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
SITXFSA001 USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY Core 15
SITHCCC005 PREPARE DISHES USING BASIC METHODS OF COOKERY Core 45
SITHCCC001 USE FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT Core 25
SITXINV004 CONTROL STOCK Core 25
SITHCCC019 PRODUCE CAKES PASTRIES AND BREADS Core 40
SITHKOP002 PLAN AND COST BASIC MENUS Core 30
SITHCCC006 PREPARE APPETISERS AND SALADS Core 25
SITHKOP001 CLEAN KITCHEN PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT Core 13
SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 12
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Core 15
SITHPAT006 PRODUCE DESSERTS Core 100
SITHCCC014 PREPARE MEAT DISHES Core 50
SITHCCC020 WORK EFFECTIVELY AS A COOK Core 80
SITXINV002 MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF PERISHABLE ITEMS Core 10
SITHCCC013 PREPARE SEAFOOD DISHES Core 30
SITHCCC021 PREPARE SPECIALISED FOOD ITEMS Core 60
SITHCCC008 PREPARE VEGETABLES, FRUIT, EGG AND FARINACEOUS DISHES Core 45
BSBITU201 PRODUCE SIMPLE WORD PROCESSED DOCUMENTS Core 60
SITXFSA002 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES Core 40
SITHCCC018 PREPARE FOOD TO MEET SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Core 75
SITHCCC011 USE COOKERY SKILLS EFFECTIVELY Core 50
SITHCCC012 PREPARE POULTRY DISHES Core 25
SITHCCC007 PREPARE STOCKS, SAUCES AND SOUPS Core 35
SITXHRM001 COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS Core 20
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 20

Fees & Costs

Free TAFE

This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

Please note that 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.

Check your eligibility

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.

Tuition Fees
$3550.00 - $10000.00
$6750 per semester
$13500 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Note: $200 materials fee for full-year students. $100 materials fee for mid-year intake.

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

Approximate costs:

  • Chefs uniform: $185
  • Cooking equipment kit (knives etc): $205
  • Footware: $60 - $95

All required workbooks and texts are provided as part of tuition fees.

Materials Costs
$200.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure