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What will I learn?

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at TAFE NSW gives you the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career as a chef or cook. You will develop essential cookery skills and techniques, learn to prepare a variety of dishes and operate efficiently in a busy commercial kitchen.

This qualification provides you with the foundational skills to work in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs and cafes all over the world. You will train with industry professionals and refine your capabilities with practical experience.

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

Prepare a range of dishes that feature poultry, seafood, meat and vegetables
Prepare salads, soups, side dishes, sauces, desserts and baked goods
Meet special dietary requirements
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
Work effectively with others
Apply hygiene, safe food handling and safe work practices

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in commercial cookery, including:

Knife skills
Food safety, preparation and storage
Using different types of kitchen equipment such as deep fryers, combi ovens, mixers and food processors
Planning and costing menus

Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that equip you with the confidence to work in a variety of kitchen settings:

Communication skills
A collaborative spirit
Problem-solving skills
A passion for food and learning
Resilience to work in high pressure environments

The rise of online delivery platforms has unlocked greater choice and convenience for consumers. In the Asia-Pacific region, one third of people use a restaurant or meal delivery service, and 7% have food delivered once a week.

As the global market grows, so too does the demand for skilled chefs to work in restaurants, cafés, hotels, private catering, healthcare environments, and in the travel and tourism sector. In demand skills for chefs include:

Menu setting, costing and purchasing
Time management and planning
Outstanding food preparation and presentation

CRICOS

092356K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$17,310.00 (9,36,182) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Ourimbah Campus

Brush Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$17,310.00 (9,36,182) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Wollongong Campus

Foleys Lane,

NORTH WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2500, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 10 or equivalent

English Language Requirements:

Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or equivalent
Or Completion of a TAFE NSW General English Program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 30+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,200 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes