(SIT30816) Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Course Overview
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook.  You will be taught practical and relevant workplace skills, such as basic kitchen operations, vegetable and meat preparation, baking and patisserie, whilst also learning higher level kitchen supervisory and management skills. You will also be taught to devise menus and cook specialist dishes for TasTAFE’s training restaurants.

AQF Code
Course Duration
51 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July; Launceston: February
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides the skills and the knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook. Work could be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served. Employment opportunities exist with small businesses, larger hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, commercial catering operations, and event caterers in the following areas: 

  • Professional Cook /Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Owner /Operator 

Course Structure

Students will train alongside highly experienced professional chefs in fully equipped kitchens and will have the opportunity to gain further workplace skills by completing placements with our industry partners.

To achieve a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, 25 units must be successfully completed:

21 Core Units
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 appetisers 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
4 Elective Units

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

Entry Requirements

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience such as:  

  • formal/informal learning
  • 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. 


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

You may be required to purchase additional materials or stationery for your course.