SIT30821

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Duration

52 weeks

Mode

On Campus

Units

25 Units

Campus Location

Bankstown, Toowoomba

About

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. 

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/SIT30821 

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Entry Requirement

Excel College Australia has the following entry requirements:

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required toprovide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Course Duration

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study. Practical face to face training is provided in a commercial training kitchen.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting. A distance mode is also employed for this qualification. Practical face to face training is provided in a commercial training kitchen. 

The timetable for this course will be advised in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. 

You are required to attend classes for 14 hours per week and complete structured self-study of 6 hours per week for 40 study weeks (4 terms of 10 weeks each). Holiday breaks are as indicated in your timetable. 

Class sessions include a mix of theory and practical activities with a focus on creating a real-life workplace. 

In addition to classroom-based learning and structured self-study, you will also need to complete approximately 2 hours of additional, unsupervised study per week including general reading and research for assessments. 

You will also need to complete assessments for this course which may include: 

  • Written questions
  • Projects 
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Role plays/observations

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms, and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study. 

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish.

Location of Course

The course is delivered at:

  • Level 5, 162-166 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Levels 1B/C and 3C, 40 Raymond Street Bankstown NSW 2200
  • 40B Neil Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
COURSE CREDIT

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available here

If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. 

COURSE Fees

The costs for this course are as follows: 

Enrollment and Materials Fees AUD $250 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Tuition Fees AUD $15,000
Non-tuition fees May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.
Course Structure

The following units are included in this course, and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed. 

Code Title  Core or Elective
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC027*   Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes Core
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes Core
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook Core
SITHKOP009* Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
SITHKOP010  Plan and cost recipes Core
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts Core
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock Core
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITHCCC026* Package prepared foodstuffs Elective Group A
SITHCCC040* Prepare and serve cheese Elective Group A
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets Elective Group A
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices Elective Group C
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective Group C
Who should apply for this course and why?

This course is targeted at international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in commercial cookery.
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications

Completing this course may provide you with employment or learning opportunities. Potential employment options are as a commercial cook in a range of settings. Further education pathways may include a range of Certificate IV qualifications, such as the SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management.

Process to apply

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

  • High School Certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.
Enrolment Procedures

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You should make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with Excel College Australia International Student Handbook. 

Course progress and attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements. Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Student support

We offer the following in relation to support and welfare.

  • one-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • support with personal issues
  • access to additional learning resources 
  • reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • social events 
  • information about external sources of support.

You may not have studied for a while, may have English as a second language or need additional assistance with literacy or numeracy. 

We will identify any additional support needs you may have at the time of application and enrolment and may prepare a Student Support Plan for you based on those needs.

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