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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Course Outline

This 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.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Course code SIT30821
Start date Please refer to the course intake dates provided below
Delivery mode
  • Face to Face and Practical Simulations – Campus onsite delivery in the classroom with an educator face-to-face including simulation activities.
  • Virtual Classroom via Zoom and Practical Simulations – (Blended Learning) – Delivery through interactive virtual classrooms with an educator in real-time delivery for the theory component. Simulated observations must be attended face-to-face in the classroom under the supervision of a trainer.

Domestic: 52 weeks

International: 52 weeks (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)


** Please note: Duration in weeks may vary depending upon the amount of contact days per week. Duration may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. For inquiries regarding additional requirements, international and domestic students are encouraged to reach out to us either by phone at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500, or by visiting contact page.


Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.


Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery in this Training Package or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

While MITT may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, the organisation advises relevant progression that may be attained by upskilling.

  • SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
  • SIT50422 – Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • SIT60322 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Employment or occupational pathway

Certificate III in Cookery prepares students for the preparation of Simple as well as complex dishes and getting job ready for small to large restaurants to work as a chef.
Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Chef
  • Sous Chef

Assessment Methods

MITT utilises a range of assessment methods to assess student skills and competencies. These are as outlined below:

  • Question and answer/written assessment tasks
  • Role play/practical demonstration and observation of skills (as applicable)
  • Practical demonstration and observation of skills in a simulated environment (as applicable)

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway. For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session. Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of MITT’s reassessment policy.

RPL/Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
International Students 8th 15th 15th 7th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


Units of study

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 25 units,

consisting of 20 core and 5 elective units

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)


Code and Unit Name Pre-requisite
Core Units
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment SITXFSA005
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITXFSA005
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads SITXFSA005
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups SITXFSA005
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads SITXFSA005
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027
SITHKOP009* Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITXFSA005
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes (Superseded) NIL
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts SITXFSA005
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety NIL
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices NIL
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills NIL
SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock SITXFSA005
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices NIL
Elective Units
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices (Equivalent) NIL
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid NIL
SITHCCC025* Prepare and present sandwiches SITXFSA005
SITHCCC040* Prepare and serve cheese SITXFSA005
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets SITXFSA005 & SITHCCC027

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.