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Certificate III 
Commercial Cookery

For those seeking an entry-level job in a commercial kitchen in the hospitality industry.


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TMG College Australia     


Program Overview

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is for individuals who are seeking entry-level jobs in a commercial kitchen environment at any establishment within the hospitality industry.

Individuals will demonstrate 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.



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SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

  • Subjects

    The SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery includes 25 Subjects:

    Core Subjects

    BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
    SITHCCC001 – Use food preparation equipment
    SITHCCC005* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    SITHCCC006 – Prepare appetizers and salads
    SITHCCC007 – Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
    SITHCCC008 – Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
    SITHCCC012 – Prepare poultry dishes
    SITHCCC013 – Prepare seafood dishes
    SITHCCC014 – Prepare meat dishes
    SITHCCC018 – Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
    SITHCCC019 – Produce cakes, pastries and breads
    SITHCCC020 – Work effectively as a cook
    SITHKOP001 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    SITHKOP002 – Plan and cost basic menus
    SITHPAT006 – Produce desserts
    SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
    SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
    SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
    SITXINV002 – Maintain the quality of perishable items
    SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices

    Elective Subjects

    SITHIND002 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry

    SITXINV004 - Control stock

    SITXCCS007 - Enhance customer service experiences

    SITXINV003 - Purchase goods


    *Credit Transfer and RPL (Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment) offered.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Written assessments task
    • Research assignment/project portfolio
    • Role Play/case study
    • Workplace practical tasks
  • Duration and Intensity

    Apprenticeship:  Estimated duration 156 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver Training and undertake Assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this Program may undertake: 

    - SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 

  • Your Career

    This Program may provide possible job titles, including:

    • Bar attendant
    • Cook
    • Chef
    • Sous chef
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $174.00
    With Concession - $34.80

    Fee For Service - $12,571.50


    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG's matched qualifications 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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