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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (International)

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Rapid Creek
On Campus, Workplace

Do you dream of being a Chef? If you love cooking, discovering new ingredients, learning classic recipes and techniques, exploring new cuisines, and preparing sensational dishes, then you’ll love the  ICAE Commercial Cookery courses! Learning from our internationally trained chefs in our state-of-the-art training kitchen, you’ll receive personalised instruction on campus for half the first half of your course, then put your skills into action on Industry Placement for the second half of your course.

Duration: 52 weeks (two semesters)

Semester 1: On-campus Tuition Semester
21 Weeks
On-campus classes: 21 hours per week
Paid work rights: up to 40 hours per fortnight (14 days)

Semester 2: Industry Placement Semester
20 Weeks
No on-campus classes during Industry Placement
Paid work rights: up to 45 hours per week

11 weeks
Paid work rights: unlimited

Interested? View the course guide, apply, or request more information on the Contact Us page.

This Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

How you study

Our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course is based on our proven industry-focused program, maximising your time actually working in industry. This concentrated time working in industry provides you with real experience, real exposure to industry, and a real work résumé on completion of the course. ​

First semester is spent undertaking practical and theory tuition on campus in our new purpose-built training kitchen facility, where you develop the skills and knowledge to help you obtain your Industry Placement job.​

Second semester is entirely in the workplace undertaking Industry Placement (IP). IP is where you continue to develop your skills, demonstrate your competence to us and your IP employer, and build the critical foundation for a career in the hospitality industry. If you are offered employment for your IP, you will receive a minimum of AUD$17 per hour, and you can work for up to 45 hours per week.

Course Structure

● 25 units must be completed:
    ● 20 core units
    ● 5 elective units, consisting of:
        ○ 3 units from Group A or Group B below
        ○ 2 units from Group A, Group B or Group C

Core Units:
SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and bread
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes
SITHPAT016 Produce desserts
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units:
SITXFSA007 Transport and store food (Group A)
SITHCCC025 Prepare and present sandwiches (Group A)
SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese (Group A)
SITHCCC026 Package prepared foodstuffs (Group B)
BSBSUS211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Other)

Career opportunities

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. If you are passionate about cooking and looking for a career that is in demand all over the world (especially in Australia!), an ICAE Commercial Cookery course is for you!


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