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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

    Duration (incl. holidays) 46 weeks
    Teaching Duration40 weeks
    CRICOS Code084005M
    National CodeSIT30813
    Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
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      Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

      • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
      • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.
      • Indian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi students need satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent at 60% in the top 4 subjects (excluding native language) for all courses (ie Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree) If student has needed to re-sit for their exam provide all exam results.*Not accepting Punjab State Board or Haryana State Board HS results only – need to present a Central Board result exam or a higher qualification.

      Work Placement Duration:  400 hours

      During Semester 2 students will undertake 20 hours of work/industry placement for 20 weeks totalling 400 hours.

      Course Notes

      • Students may wish to undertake the Restaurant Management Package consisting of the
      • Students may be able to fast track the 2 year package of courses should they do their work placement during their study and complete in approximately 18 months. Should this occur students will still pay the total program fee.
      • Students commencing in May will undertake their placement within a 3 month period over November, December and January compared to students commencing in February\July who will have a whole semester to complete their placement.

      How to Apply

      International Course - application process

      If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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      Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

      Employment Outcomes

      Certificates gained in this area open a world of opportunities for cooks and kitchen hands, and offer the opportunity to work in diverse workplaces such as patisseries, restaurants, coffee shops, taverns, international hotels, cruise liners, and outside catering. Graduates can expect to work with people from all over the world and see and experience many types of food, baking, patisserie and chocolate-preparation techniques.

      Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

      Qualifications & Skills Covered

      Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
      This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. 22 core units plus 3 electives.

      Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


      These course fees are for international students only.

      Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
      Semester 1AUD $7000AUD $550
      Semester 2AUD $7000-
      Fee TotalsAUD $14000AUD $550
      Total Course CostAUD $14550

      * The $550 charge is for the Industry Placement Administration and Management Fee. Students will also be required to purchase additional learning materials, including uniforms and equipment. The total package costs of Certificate III & IV in Commercial Cookery and the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality is $32000.

      Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

      Overseas Student Health Cover

      All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

      Additional Services

      TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.