Commercial Cookery Pathway Package

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Course Overview

Tasmania is a beautiful island of Australia that is world famous for its gourmet food. As a leader in hospitality training, we have designed a specialised Commercial Cookery course to prepare students for a rewarding and prosperous career in the hospitality industry.
This qualification demonstrates diverse skills and knowledge in Hospitality and Cookery Management. Advanced units include: finance, sustainability and managing human resources. Our course focuses on a simulated workplace experience and is delivered by highly qualified teachers.
Australian businesses value employees trained in staff management and may offer higher wages for their skills. The average salary for a Chef in Australia is $56,000 (Source:

Course Package
Commercial Cookery
Course Duration
94 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February and July, Launceston: February only
Study Mode
full time on-campus
Tuition Cost
AU$31,400 for two year package
Qualifications included in package
Certificate III Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality Management
Additional Course Cost
AU$1,012 for uniform and equipment, across the two years
English Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5)

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
  • Executive Chef
  • 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 the Diploma in Hospitality Management, the Certificate III and the Certificate IV level qualifications must be completed first.

Electives may vary, contact for a full list of subjects.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 (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.


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

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