Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Program code SIT30813
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 1 year
Part time: 1.5 - 2 years
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    This hands-on course, coupled with your workplace experiences, will give you the restaurant experience and skills to become part of this dynamic, fun filled industry. Delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed hospitality training facilities, this program places an emphasis on providing you with practical training wherever possible.

    This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent as a qualified chef.

    Further employment could be gained in various enterprises where food is prepared and served including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

  • Program Structure

    To successfully achieve the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you will be required to complete all units.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
    Assessment is also available in the workplace for students currently employed in industry.


    • SITXFSA201 Participate in safe food handling practices
    • BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
    • SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment
    • BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    • SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items
    • SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
    • SITHCCC202 Produce appetisers and salads
    • SITHCCC203 Produce stocks, sauces and soups
    • SITHCCC204 Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
    • SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery
    • SITHKOP302 Plan and cost basic menus
    • SITHCCC302 Produce seafood dishes
    • SITXHRM301 Coach others in Job skills
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • SITHCCC307 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
    • SITHCCC301 Produce poultry dishes
    • SITHCCC303 Produce meat dishes
    • SITHPAT306 Produce desserts
    • SITHCCC308 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
    • SITHCCC309 Work effectively as a cook
    • SITHCCC102 Prepare simple dishes
    • SITHKOP403 Coordinate cooking operations
    • SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Selection Process

    All applicants are required to attend an interview at your preferred campus.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery).


    As a graduate of this program you will be well positioned to pursue further training opportunities in other areas of hospitality and cookery, including specialised training in Hospitality, Asian Cookery, Baking, Patisserie or higher management such as Diploma of Hospitality and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

    Career Opportunities

    • Cook
  • How to Apply


  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.