Tourism and Hospitality

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of kitchen functions and activities that require the application of a limited range of practical skills in a defined context. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.

The hospitality industry is a stimulating and fun work environment. Whether you choose to work in your local hospitality industry or to travel abroad, qualified hospitality workers are in high demand. This qualification provides training for work in hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Individuals may work with some autonomy or in a team but usually under close supervision.

This qualification can also be used as a pathway for entry into an apprenticeship in cookery or a wide variety of cookery related positions. You might become Head Chef at an award winning restaurant, the owner or manager of your own food related business, or even a ‘celebrity chef’.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  •  Cookery related positions in cafes, hotels, restaurants and food production environments either as a contracted or non-contracted employee.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, Dates and Times

Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:   2019
  • Duration:  14 weeks, Full-time – 9am to 3pm (and some night service)
  • Venue:  Drysdale Campus, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Launceston Campus – Drysdale 

  • Next Intake:    February 2019
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10.30am
    • Venue:  Drysdale – Launceston Campus, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake:  12 February – 7 June 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time – 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm
  • Information Sessions:  Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 11am or 5.30pm
    • Venue:  Drysdale, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Enrolment Days:  6, 7 & 8 February 2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Assessment Process

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to

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Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • An interest in food and cooking
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to take responsibility for their own work
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Can ‘pitch-in’ to do the routine clean-up work at end of service periods
  • Strong communication skills


An interview and questionnaire will be conducted to ensure this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here


SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, you need 8 core and 5 electives.

  • Electives may vary from region to region, contact us today for full list of electives.
  • This course includes a Work Placement (Assessment).


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