This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to become competent as a qualified commercial cook who uses a wide range of cookery skills. Upon completion of the course, they will have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They will be able to work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

Eligible Students

  • Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • International citizens living in Australia

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be over 18 years of age.
  • Learners must have completed Year 12/ Senior Certificate; OR
  • Hold an AQF qualification at level 3 or above; OR Pass an approved LLN Test (Language, Literacy & Numeracy)

Computer Requirements

You will need to ensure they can connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred.

  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge.

  • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum).

  • For MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above.

  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.

  • Reliable internet connection.

Career Insights

Employment pathways from the Qualification.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Possible job title includes – cook.


  • 100% Online
  • Blended Learning


Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery. Students will be required to perform a range of assessment tasks including but not limited to the;

  • Written Questions
  • Project
  • Case Studies
  • Assignments
  • Demonstration / Observation
  • Role Plays

Course Credit

Course Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Course Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through Credit Transfer (CT) and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

Course Structure

Core Units
SITXWHS005 – Participate in safe work practices
 BSBSUS211-  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBTWK201 – Work effectively with others
 SITHCCC023 – Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027 –  Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028 – Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029 – Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030 – Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC035 – Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC037 – Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC036 – Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC042 – Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC041- Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC043 – Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP009 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP010 – Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT016 – Produce desserts
SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM007 – Coach others in job skills
SITXINV006 –  Maintain the quality of perishable items
Elective Units
SITHKOP013 – Coordinate cooking operations
SITXCCS014 – Provide service to customers
SITXCOM007 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
 SITXWHS006 – Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Work Placement

Students must complete a minimum of 60 sessions (300 hours) of work placement in an operational commercial kitchen during their studies. Students will be given an option to select their own workplace providing the workplace meets the Institute requirements. The Institute will arrange the workplace for all other students to complete their WBT. It is expected that the students should do 15 hours of work placement every week during Term 3 and Term 4 over a period of 20 weeks and above their 20 hours regular scheduled classes.


Full fee $3650
Payment Plans
Payment Options

Intake Dates

For the intake dates, please click here for more information.

CRICOS: 111256H
Campus: Sydney
Duration: Self-paced from 10-52 weeks
Student: Domestic

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