Work in a commercial kitchen as a cook or kitchen hand

TAFE SA cookery qualifications offer a world of opportunities for cooks and kitchen hands. You can learn how to prepare a huge variety of dishes using meat, seafood, poultry, vegetables and fruit. Other topics include stocks, sauces and soups, appetisers, salads and baked goods. Our courses also cover menu development, catering to dietary requirements and food safety. Graduates can expect to work with people from all over the world and experience many types of culinary techniques.



Meet Holly from Stamps Restaurant

I have always wanted to be a chef and at TAFE SA I get to be around people with a common passion.

The training at TAFE SA has enriched my excitement for the industry. The lecturers continually motivate me to challenge my skills. We share diverse recipes and ideas, and they ask questions that require critical thinking.

* Eligibility criteria applies. See course details to check if you meet the requirements for funding.


Take a look at the action in our busy commercial kitchens as aspiring cooks and chefs create restaurant menu dishes for TAFE SA’s TIROS @ Regency. TAFE SA offers industry-leading kitchen facilities and equipment, and practical hands-on training, at its Regency Park site.

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
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Commercial Cookery

Ross studied a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery while working as a kitchen hand at Georges on Waymouth. While at TAFE SA, he won first place in the South Australian Training Awards for school-based apprentice of the year, and went on to represent SA at the national awards. Listen to Ross as he explains the benefits of the TAFE SA VET pathway for secondary students.

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