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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


  • Drysdale Launceston
  • Devonport
  • Drysdale Hobart

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning
  • Workplace

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.

Develop your career as an emerging Tasmanian chef and learn the fundamental skills of cookery.

This course is offered as an Australian Apprenticeship as well as Full time on campus.

If you have a passion for cookery and are looking to embark on a career as a commercial chef, this qualification will provide you with the foundations of restaurant cookery, knife skills, finance and team kitchen management and food safety practices, while you work in a commercial kitchen and build your experience and abilities through hands-on learning.

In this course, you will learn to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices and work effectively with others in a commercial kitchen context. You’ll use basic methods of cookery and food preparation equipment to prepare a wide range of dishes, including appetisers and salads, stocks, sauces and soups, and vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous (starch-based) dishes. You’ll also learn how to prepare poultry, seafood and meat dishes, as well as how to prepare food to meet special dietary requirements, produce cakes, pastries and breads and desserts.

Throughout this course, you’ll also learn the skills you need to work effectively as a chef– how to plan and cost basic menus, and maintain the quality of perishable items, as well as safe and hygienic food handling practices and how to clean kitchen premises and equipment You’ll also gain valuable experience learning how to coach others in cookery-related job skills.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to be competent as a qualified cook, and provides a pathway to employment as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, aged care, hospitals, cruise ships, ski resorts, catering businesses, clubs, pubs and cafés.

Interested in starting this course?

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

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TasTAFE Apprentice Chef Profile

Career opportunities

  • Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef

TasTAFE Apprentice Chef Profile

Career opportunities

  • Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef

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