Tourism and Hospitality

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30816 Certificate III Commercial Cookery is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Are you passionate about a career in commercial cookery?

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Individuals may have some responsibility for others and provide technical advice and support to a team.

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as:

  • preparing appetisers, salads, stocks, sauces and soups
  • preparing vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
  • selecting, preparing and cooking poultry, seafood and meat
  • preparing hot and cold desserts, pastries, cakes and yeast goods
  • planning and preparing food for buffets

Career Opportunities

This qualification can be used to assist you in gaining employment in 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’.

Dates and Times

Available to workplace based students only (apprentices/trainees/commercial).  You can enrol and start at any time

For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page or phone 1300 655 307

Learning Options

Access to on line learning and assessment resources will be provided for the duration of the course. These can be printed for future reference.


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You will need to provide us with some information about your interests and needs. Your suitability and support needs will be evaluated during a conversation with one of our teachers and/or by answering some written questions. This will help us to determine what, if any, additional support may be needed or to provide you with further career path advice.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification you need 21 core units and 4 elective units.

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


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