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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course available at:      Adelaide Campus

CRICOS CODE: 093375K   Program Code: SIT30816

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This qualification reflects the role of Commercial Cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills.  They use discretion and judgement 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 various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops

Duration and Course Delivery
55 weeks over 4 terms including breaks and holidays. This program is delivered over 2.5 days

Delivery Location

65 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Study Modes and Assessment Methods
This course is delivered in a classroom and kitchen environment.  Study includes theory, kitchen practical, group discussions, role plays, case studies, presentations and research

Student will be required to complete compulsory industry placement of 48 service periods over 9 weeks (equates to approximately 180 hours) at Salford College authorised venues as part of this qualification

Entry Requirements
Refer to Entry Requirements on the website for more details

Course Fees: Refer to Fees and Refund

Please note this course is also available through an apprenticeship pathway through Work Ready and may be funded by the government. Refer to Apprenticeships/Traineeships on the website for more details. (Domestic students only)

Pathways into the qualification
Students may enter the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery students may choose to progress to SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or other hospitality qualifications.  Some units studied in the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will go towards the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer
Do you already have existing skills and knowledge as a Cook and don’t need additional training?  Have you done previous training?   Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees if applied 2 weeks prior to the acceptance into the course

Course Structure
There are 25 units in this qualification out of which 21 are core units and 4 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace


BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook Core
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches Elective
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock Elective


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