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
North
Drysdale Launceston1 Feb 2021 -
4 Jun 2021
Full-time

This course will run full-time Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm with some evening classes and a work placement. Training is a combination of classroom and online learning and assessment.

Mixed LearningApply now
South
Drysdale Hobart1 Feb 2021 -
4 Jun 2021
Full-time

Full time course with attendance require 4-5 days per week on campus. Classes will be mostly between the hours of 8.30am-4.30pm, however, some evening classes could be scheduled as part of the timetable.

Mixed LearningApply now
North West
Devonport1 Feb 2021 -
4 Jun 2021
Full-time

5 days, Monday to Friday 9 am to 3.30 pm. Times will vary and will include some early mornings and late evenings. Training is a combination of classroom and online learning and assessments. Work placement is included

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Catering Assistant

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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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Career opportunities

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Catering Assistant