- An additional 360 hours of paid work placement is required if students are continuing on to the Certificate IV level.
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.
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 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 but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
These course fees are for international students only.
|Tuition Fees||Incidental Fees|
|Semester 1||AUD $6750||AUD $320|
|Semester 2||AUD $6750||AUD $550|
|Fee Totals||AUD $13500||AUD $870|
|Total Course Cost||AUD $14370|
* Other fees may include management of Industry Placement, books, learning materials, consumables and where applicable uniform/equipment.
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 Health Cover
All overseas students are required to have Overseas 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 Health Cover.
TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.