What will I learn?

The hospitality industry continues to grow, with opportunities to expand a career in Australia and abroad. It is an exciting and fast-paced industry with a wide range of sectors such as hotels, cruises, airlines, restaurants, bars and clubs.

This course will fast-track your career by preparing you with the strong foundation of skills and practical knowledge needed to lead a service team and the understanding needed to thrive as a Chef/Cook in a leading hotel, restaurant or other businesses within the hospitality and tourism industries.

On completion, graduates will have the knowledge and experience to work as Chef, Cook, Kitchen Supervisor in a hospitality business.

Course Information

Our Commercial Cookery courses have been developed according to the requirements of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package (SIT16), in consultation with our industry partners and have been approved for delivery by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). They are nationally recognised qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Training is delivered in stages which correspond to AQF Levels III and IV. The preferred pathway for a qualification is for students to complete the requirements of the previous level qualification before progressing to the next level.

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the industry.

Course Delivery

The program is delivered over 2 days practical and 1 day theory week over 40 college weeks. In addition, students will also participate in work based training for a total of 200 hours over 10 weeks.

Sample Units of Competencies

Code Core Units

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment

SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads

SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes

SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes

SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes

SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads

SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook (Work Based Training Unit of Competence)

SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus

SITHPAT006 Produce desserts

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Code Elective Units

SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches

SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets

SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements

SITXINV001 Receive & Store Stock

Vocational/ Employment Outcome


Which department am I in?

Academies Australasia Polytechnic



Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $3,080 per term
Start date

10 January 2022, 11 April 2022, 4 July 2022, 26 September 2022


Academies Australasia Polytechnic

Level 7, 628 Bourke Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent certificate of senior secondary education.

Recommended English Level: IELTS 5.5 (If the level of English is insufficient, a suitable course can be organised).

Age Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age

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


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