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0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over 6 lessons of 4 hours duration per lesson. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.



Alice Springs, Katherine, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

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This short program is for individuals wishing to explore Asian cookery and obtain the skills and knowledge required to use a range of basic Asian cookery methods to prepare dishes.

Career opportunities

This short program can be used by individuals interested in Asian cuisine as a study or pathway into cooking for the hospitality industry.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Possible occupations relevant to this program include:

  • Commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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

This short program can be used by individuals interested in Asian cuisine as a study or a pathway into cooking for the hospitality industry.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.


2023 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $157.50, and for students who are not eligible is $1,312.50.

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  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
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What will I study?

To achieve the Vocational Training Program - VTP263 Introduction to Asian Cookery a total of two (2) units of competency taken from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon successful completion.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 105.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency


SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHASC001*Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery90
 Total nominal hours for units105

* Prerequisite: SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements, however all potential applicants will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language and literacy skills and knowledge to undertake this program.

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.


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Nikki Govan

The lecturers really care about us, and CDU has really good equipment to support our study. If you really want to join this course, you must know that everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.


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Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

Location and study mode

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

Locations: Alice Springs, Katherine, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

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

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Area of study
Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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