(SIT20416) Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

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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.

AQF Code
Course Duration
21 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, June; 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

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

Cookery Pathway (Please note: the contents of this course are included in the Certificate III in Commerical Cookery)

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 (assessment) in a commercial kitchen environment.

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

8 Core Units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
5 Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI Tasmania 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.


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