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  • Drysdale Launceston
  • George Town TTC
  • Devonport
  • Drysdale Hobart

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning

Tuition fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Take the first step on your culinary career and learn the basics of food preparation and cookery from passionate and experienced chefs.

The Hospitality industry is a stimulating, fun and fast-paced work environment– and whether you choose to work in your local hospitality industry or travel abroad, qualified hospitality workers are always in high demand!

This qualification provides the core cookery training you’ll need to work in hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

In this course, you’ll learn how to work effectively with others in a commercial kitchen and participate in safe and hygienic work practices for food safety, as well as learn how to use food preparation equipment and clean kitchen premises and equipment.

You’ll also get lots of hand-on experience in preparing dishes using basic methods of cookery, as well as learning how to maintain the quality of perishable items.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and experience you need to gain entry level employment, or continue your cookery career by obtaining an apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Drysdale Launceston7 Feb 2022 -
17 Jun 2022

This is a full-time course. Classes are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, with some evening classes. Training is a combination of classroom based and online.

Mixed LearningApply now
George Town TTC9 Feb 2022 -
9 Dec 2022

This course is part-time, 9.00am to 3.00pm each Tuesday and Thursday within the school term dates

Mixed LearningApply now
Drysdale Hobart28 Mar 2022 -
15 Jul 2022

Attendance is required 9am to 4pm over Monday to Friday

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Catering Assistant

Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Catering Assistant

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

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