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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations


  • Drysdale Launceston
  • 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.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

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Information Session

Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Catering Assistant

Information Session

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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