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Vocational Education & Training

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Overview

SIT30816

094488D

Alice Springs, Palmerston

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
EXCEPTIONS - COOKERY
Occupation types
Cook
Area of study
Culinary Arts

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.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHO Direction 55 "Directions for mandatory vaccination of workers to attend the workplace" applies to students undertaking placements, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience or volunteering in workplaces.

This means that students working - either paid or unpaid - in hair and beauty salons, restaurants and kitchens must be double vaccinated by 24 December 2021.

To participate in these training activities, students must show evidence of vaccination status to CDU.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 094488D).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hospitality include:
>Cook

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, or other relevant Certificate IV and higher qualifications from the SIT training package.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, although students will be expected to have employment in a relevant establishment. Individuals may enter SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Applicants are to attend a formal interview with the course coordinator to determine suitability for the course and that they have a clear understanding of the course requirements. At this interview stage students may negotiate any alternative training modes with the CDU Coordinator depending on their individual needs

On commencement of an apprenticeship CDU will be in contact with the apprentice, employer and any other required parties to discuss and negotiate a training plan for the apprenticeship duration.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery a total of Twenty five (25) units of competency must be completed comprising Twenty one (21) Core and Four (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

PALMERSTON CAMPUS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 883

 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment * 25
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery * 45
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads * 25
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups * 35
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes * 45
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes * 25
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes * 30
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes * 50
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements * 75
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads * 40
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook * 80
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment * 13
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus 30
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts * 100
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items * 10
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12
  Total nominal hours for core units 750
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets * 25
SITHCCC016 Produce pates and terrines * 30
SITHCCC021 Prepare specialised food items* 60
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
  Total nominal hours for elective units 133
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 883

* Pre-requisite unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

ALICE SPRINGS CAMPUS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 855

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment * 25
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery * 45
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads * 25
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups * 35
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes * 45
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes * 25
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes * 30
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes * 50
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements * 75
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads * 40
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook * 80
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment * 13
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus 30
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts * 100
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items * 10
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12
  Total nominal hours for core units 750
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches 10
SITHCCC016 Produce pates and terrines * 30
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese * 5
SITHCCC021 Prepare specialised food items* 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 70
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 855

 * Pre-requisite unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

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Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.