(SIT20416) Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

CRICOS ID –090929E
Course Duration – 11 weeks
Course Fee – AU$6,100
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates – 
 Hobart: January, April, July, October
Launceston: February, May, August


Course Overview

This is an introductory course for students wishing to start a cookery career. Students will develop skills in preparing a range of food items to an industry standard in a range of cookery units.

This basic training is relevant for anyone who requires a broad understanding of commercial cookery within the hospitality industry. Training is provided for work in hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.


Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for entry level into a wide variety of cookery related positions in cafes, hotels, restaurants and food production environments.


Pathways to further study

Certificate III in Hospitality

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Patisserie


Course Structure

The program is broken into theoretical and practical skills. Students will have the opportunity to work with highly experienced teaching staff who have worked locally and overseas within a range of commercial kitchens. The course includes a work placement in a commercial kitchen environment.

To achieve a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, 13 units must be successfully completed:

  • 8 Core Units
  • 5 Elective Units
Core Units
  • BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
  • SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively
  • SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI for a full list of electives.


Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

This course includes a Work Placement Assessment.


Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent


Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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