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SIT30821 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

National Course Code and Title  SIT30821 – Certificate III In Commercial Cookery
CRICOS Course Code  109893H
Course Duration  52 Weeks including 45 weeks of study and 7 weeks of holidays
Total Course Fee AUD  $13,300 AUD
Tuition Fee AUD  $12,000 AUD
Material Fee AUD  $800 AU
Enrolment Fee (Non Refundable) AUD  $500 AUD
Delivery Mode Face to face classes in the classroom
Practical training at our on-campus commercial kitchen.
Flexible learning (Covid-19).
Delivery Location  The classroom and the commmercial kitchen is at our Campus in
  2/61 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Study Load  20 hours per week in classroom
Work Placement 192 hours
Estimated Self-study hours  5 hours per week(May be more or less depending upon learner's pre-existing skills and knowledge).
Entry requirements  
  • Must be of 18 years old or over.
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
  • Academic IELTS Overall score of 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, or a minimum of 42 in PTE Academic or equivalent. The scores must not  be older than 2 years.
  • OR Successful completion of an English placement test.
Covid-19 Study Variation  For further details, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Pathways from this qualification
The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management, or any other Diploma level qualification with the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package
Pathways to Employment
Once students have successfully completed SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, they can apply for jobs within the marketing industry which can include chefs at restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and/or coffee shops.
Assessment methods

Assessment is based on competency, that is the ability to perform specific skills and is done through a combination of observation, discussion, written assignments, tests, examinations, and/or practical application and work related projects.

Course Structure

A total of 25 Units (20 Core and 5 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification SIT30821 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all the units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

Core Unit Codes Unit Name
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts
SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP009* Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Unit Codes Unit Name
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC040* Prepare and serve cheese
SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHCCC026* Package prepared foodstuffs
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Further Information

For all further details, please refer to Student Handbook for all related policies and procedures and other important information related to international students including Covid-19, living cost, life and study in Canberra, etc.
Please contact the Administration Manager for further information at
(+61) 2 6230 5153