- This course requires a 240 hours industry placement. Two years of industry experience is required after successful completion of the course to be able to apply for trade equivalent papers to the Cooks Recognition Board (Skills Council).
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This qualifications provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, cafeterias and coffee shops. Individuals may have some responsibility for others and provide technical support and advice to a team.
Possible job roles include cook.
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 Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
Working with colleagues and customers; working in a socially diverse environment; following health, safety and security procedures; developing and updating hospitality industry knowledge; developing cost-effective menus; organising and preparing food; presenting food; receiving and storing kitchen supplies; cleaning and maintaining kitchen premises; using basic methods of cookery; preparing, cooking and serving food for food service; preparing appetisers and salads; preparing stocks; sauces and soups; preparing vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes; selecting, preparing and cooking poultry; selecting, preparing and cooking seafood; selecting, preparing and cooking meat; preparing hot and cold desserts; preparing pastries, cakes and yeast goods; implementing food safety procedures; preparing foods according to dietary and cultural needs; dealing with conflict situations; coaching others in job skills; following workplace hygiene procedures; providing first aid; preparing, cooking and serving food for menus; plus electives.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession