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  • Certificate II in Cookery

    SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery

    We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not meet the requirements for trade recognition as a cook, but can provide a pathway towards achieving that.

    One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate II in Cookery (SIT20421).

    Possible job outcomes may include:

    • Breakfast Cook
    • Catering Assistant
    • Fast Food Cook
    • Sandwich Hand
    • Takeaway Cook

    What do I need before I start?

    There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

    You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

    Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT.

    If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

    Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

    What will I need to provide to enrol?

    • Enrolment Form
    • USI
    • Photo Identification
    • Completion of LLN assessment
    • Payment

    To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 13 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of basic cookery skills.

    Core Units

    • SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
    • SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    • SITHCCC034 Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
    • SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock
    • SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

    Elective Units*

    • SITHCCC024 Prepare and present simple dishes
    • SITHCCC025 Prepare and present sandwiches
    • SITHCCC026 Package prepared foodstuffs
    • SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads
    • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
    • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

    You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on

    We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

    After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

    • SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or;
    • Other relevant Certificate III qualifications.

    Student Testimonials

    The instructor was an absolutely amazing instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivered lectures with detail and a little humour which makes for a perfect learning environment..

    Michael SlorachFormer student

    Engaging. Everyone is part of the learning experience. I received support from everyone. The visual learning was easy to understand and acknowledge. Through their reassurance my motivation held strong throughout the course.

    Gail CarterFormer student

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