SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

10 Apr SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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 Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • Students must have sufficient literacy and language English skills and may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to undertaking training to ensure they have the required skills to undertake training at this level
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to under some assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.
For additional information regarding the specific units listed please visit (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).

Unit Outline

You will be required to be competent in 25 units, consisting of 21 core unit and 4 elective units of competency as below.

4 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT006Produce desserts
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
Elective units
BSBCMM201Communicate in the workplace
TLIE1005Carry out basic workplace calculations
Asian Cookery
SITHASC001Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery
SITHASC002Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks
SITHASC003Prepare Asian stocks and soups
SITHASC004Prepare Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments
SITHASC005Prepare Asian salads
SITHASC006Prepare Asian rice and noodles
SITHASC007Prepare curry pastes and powders
SITHASC008Prepare Asian cooked dishes
SITHASC009Prepare Asian desserts
SITHASC010Prepare Japanese cooked dishes
SITHASC011Prepare sashimi
SITHASC012Prepare sushi
SITHASC013Produce Japanese desserts
SITHASC014Prepare dim sum
SITHASC015Prepare Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes
SITHASC016Prepare tandoori dishes
SITHASC017Prepare Indian breads
SITHASC018Prepare Indian sweetmeats
SITHASC019Prepare Indian pickles and chutneys
Client and Customer Service
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers
Commercial Cookery and Catering
HLTAHA019Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus accordingto individualised plans
SITHCCC003Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC004Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC009Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods
SITHCCC010Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods
SITHCCC015Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC016Produce pates and terrines
SITHCCC017Handle and serve cheese
SITHCCC021Prepare specialised food items
Communication and Teamwork
SITXCOM001Source and present information
SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity
Computer Operations and ICT Management
BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301Create and use databases
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
First Aid
HLTAID003Provide first aid
Food Safety
SITXFSA003Transport and store food
SITXINV001Receive and store stock
SITXINV003Purchase goods
Work Health and Safety
SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Working in Industry
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Qualify Me we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This is exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.
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Career Outcomes

  • Cook

Study Pathways

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can undertake further study in Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team or visiting

Can I apply?

This program is available to those with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.


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