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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||Two and a half days a week, plus one day a week work placement Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm Thursday: 9am- 12pm|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Do you love food and cooking but an apprenticeship is not for you?
Commercial Cookery on campus gives you all the industry skills you need for the kitchen.
You will gain hands-on skills and experience in food safety and hygiene, managing supplies and working with others as well as the food preparation skills such as preparing and presenting a wide range of dishes including, meat, seafood, poultry, cakes, bread, desserts, salads, pasta, rice, soups and appetisers.
You will develop a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menus. Using discretion and judgment, you will learn to work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide your work activities.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. You may also decide to run your own business such as a food van or market stall.
During this course, you will gain hands-on skills for a career in the kitchen including:
Using discretion and judgment, you will learn to work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide your work activities.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as:
You may also decide to run your own business such as a food van or market stall.
After completion of this course, you may choose to continue study in the cookery industry at Certificate IV level in commercial cookery, catering operations or patisserie.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
An entry requirement into this course is, for you to have a careers consultation with the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre. After submitting your online application, a member of the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre team will be in contact with you to make an appointment.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 25 units: 21 core and 4 electives.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||20||$0.00|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others||15||$0.00|
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment||25||$20.00|
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery||45||$40.00|
|SITHCCC006||Prepare appetisers and salads||25||$20.00|
|SITHCCC007||Prepare stocks, sauces and soups||35||$20.00|
|SITHCCC008||Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes||45||$20.00|
|SITHCCC012||Prepare poultry dishes||25||$20.00|
|SITHCCC013||Prepare seafood dishes||30||$40.00|
|SITHCCC014||Prepare meat dishes||50||$30.00|
|SITHCCC018||Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements||75||$20.00|
|SITHCCC019||Produce cakes, pastries and breads||40||$20.00|
|SITHCCC020||Work effectively as a cook||80||$20.00|
|SITHKOP001||Clean kitchen premises and equipment||13||$0.00|
|SITHKOP002||Plan and cost basic menus||30||$0.00|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety||15||$15.00|
|SITXFSA002||Participate in safe food handling practices||40||$0.00|
|SITXHRM001||Coach others in job skills||20||$0.00|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||12||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|SITHCCC003||Prepare and present sandwiches||10||$20.00|
|SITHIND002||Source and use information on the hospitality industry||25||$0.00|
|SITXCCS006||Provide service to customers||25||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$12,505.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$12,505.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$1,909.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
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