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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.  Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, health care, mining kitchens and coffee shops.

Delivery may include lectures, practical sessions and observations, within our state of the art fully equipped, operational commercial kitchens. You may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities. Course details

Industry endorsed

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LOCATION/S

Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace: Nominal duration 36 months / Varies
Workplace/TAFE: Nominal duration 36 months / Varies

Course details

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Tara Bain

Let's celebrate the tastemakers

I kicked off my gastronomic career as a school-based apprentice through TAFE Queensland Brisbane four years ago, where I quickly grew a strong passion for cooking and the industry.
More about this course.

Tara Bain
Certificate III in Events, Certificate III in Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE
Any time Full time Classroom
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) Any time Full time Classroom
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Any time Varies Workplace
Townsville (Pimlico) Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE
Any time Full time Classroom
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Apprentices:  Need to be 15 years of age or older and must be employed to qualify for an apprenticeship.  You can be an existing employee or a new employee (less than three months full time).  It is recommended that prospective apprentices complete year 10 or equivalent.

Employers:  Required to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.  For the benefit of both parties a probation period of 30 days for non-school based apprentices and three months for school based apprentices will apply to all traineeship contracts.

 

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.You must abide by industry and/or TAFE dress standards and remove jewellery and/or body piercing before entering the food preparation and serving areas.

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE North.

The following resources are not included in the program fees and it is the students responsibility to provide at your own cost.

Uniform

  • 2x Chef's Jacket (Traditional style with white buttons, or modern wrap around style)
  • 2x Traditional check trousers
  • 2x White neckerchief
  • 2x White Apron - waist or bib
  • White traditional style chefs hat - paper fabric or cloth/white skull cap - clean and suitably presented
  • Black, enclosed, leather shoes

The above items are required to undertake the practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores. Quality and price may vary.

Basic knife set (mandatory items):

  • 25cm cooks knife
  • 18cm cooks knife
  • Paring knife
  • Steel and potato peeler
  • Knife wrap
  • Turning knife

Professional knife set:

  • Bread knife
  • Peeler
  • Vegetable knife,
  • large chopping knife
  • Boning knife,
  • Filleting knife
  • Palette knife and steel

Other resources:

  • Piping nozzle
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Temperature probe
  • Pastry brush
  • Digital 1gr scales
  • Required text: Professional Chef  Volume 1 Kitchen Operations and Volume 2 Commercial Cookery(Cengage published by Ford, Zelman and Hunter) ISBN: 9780170181709, www.cengage.com.au

Please note: All required equipment is mandatory.

Timetable

Cairns Campus:  Apprentice block release in three stages over the duration of your apprenticeship.  Each block is part-time over twelve weeks attending 2.5 days per week (20 hours per week).  
Day Release Program - One day a week for each stage until all stages are completed (Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3)

Cannonvale (Whitsunday) Campus: Apprentice day release:

Stage One:  Mondays 9am – 3.30pm
Stage Two:  Tuesdays 9am – 3.30pm
Stage Three:  Wednesdays 9am – 3.30pm

Mt Isa Campus: Please enquire at sign up

Townsville (Pimlico) Campus: Apprentice block release 3 days per week Stage 1,2 and 3.

 

 

Important Information

Students may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities.

Units

To complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, students need to successfully complete 25 units (22 core and 3 elective units)

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SITHCCC015A Plan and prepare food for buffets Elective
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches Elective
SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs Elective
Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core Cairns / Townsville
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective Cairns / Townsville
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively Elective Cairns
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective Cairns
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville
SITXFSA202 Transport and store food Elective Townsville
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core Cairns / Cannonvale / Townsville

Disclaimer

SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs, SITHCCC003 Prepare Sandwiches and SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets, could be offer as electives in some locations.

Apprenticeship price is approx. $1,500 over 3 years

Non-Apprenticeship price is $13,650

RPL will reduce the course fees

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. This qualification provides the skills to work in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, health care, mining kitchens and coffee shops.

Students not undertaking an apprenticeship will not receive a Trade outcome.

Job prospects

  • Cook
  • Commercial Cook

Tara Bain

Let's celebrate the tastemakers

I kicked off my gastronomic career as a school-based apprentice through TAFE Queensland Brisbane four years ago, where I quickly grew a strong passion for cooking and the industry.
More about this course.

Tara Bain
Certificate III in Events, Certificate III in Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 27 September 2017

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