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Serving up the goods

Launch your career serving up mouth-watering dishes to appreciative clientele with our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. You will learn a wide range of food preparation techniques using a variety of ingredients. You'll also cover menu planning, presentation, food production, and preparation techniques amongst many others, and will graduate with the confidence to work in this fast-paced and rewarding career. This course will equip you with all the culinary skills and expertise you’ll need to become a qualified cook and secure work in a restaurant, club, pub, café or bistro. Turn your passion for food and your creativity into an exciting and dynamic profession with TAFE Queensland. Course details

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Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville (Pimlico)

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Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

092233K Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017

Entry requirements

English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - Click here for a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. Click here for more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection- Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

You will require a valid and appropriate email address, access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland North:

Please refer to the Uniform & Kit list below in the Additional Costs section, for a list of all resources required.


TAFE Queensland North:

You will receive your class timetable at the Orientation session for your program. Many class timetables will also be available online prior to your program orientation (subject to availability). 


TAFE Queensland North:

All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement. This is spread across the duration of the program. TAFE will procure placements on behalf of the students, but it is the student’s responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required.

Important Information

You must abide by industry and/or TAFE dress standards and remove jewellery and/or body piercing before entering the food preparation and serving areas.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 25 units:
Core Competencies:22
Elective Competencies: 3

Core and Elective Units
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others Core
SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC103 Prepare sandwiches Core
SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC202 Produce appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC203 Produce stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC204 Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHCCC301 Produce poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC302 Produce seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC303 Produce meat dishes Core
SITHCCC307 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHCCC308 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHCCC309 Work effectively as a cook Core
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA201 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM301 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
SITHKOP302 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITHPAT306 Produce desserts Core
SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices Core
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively Elective
SITHCCC306 Handle and serve cheese Elective
SITHCCC304 Produce and serve food for buffets Elective
SITHCCC103 Prepare sandwiches Elective
SITHCCC104 Package prepared foodstuffs Elective


Not all electives are available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Cairns, North $16,000 1 year
Townsville (Pimlico), North $16,000 1 year
Cannonvale, North $16,000 1 year

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland North:

Prior to orienation students will be required to purchase a complete uniform kit comprising of a chef hat, two long-sleeved jackets, neckerchief, chef trousers, two aprons and appropriate safety footwear costing approximately $250. Additionally, a full set of tools and equipment costing approximately $250 are required to be purchased by each student. The faculty administration can provide a full list and information on where to purchase these items.

Please note that all students must be appropriately dressed and have the necessary equipment before entering any practical class.


SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Job prospects

  • Cook
  • Kitchen hand

Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 29 March 2017

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