SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


Program Description

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 judgment, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

This program is aimed at learners wishing to develop a career in commercial cookery or pursue higher studies in the hospitality field. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, cafeterias and coffee shops.

NOTE: Total fee that a student has to pay typically includes tuition and non-tuition fees. All applicable fees will be advised in writing, and agreed to, prior to enrolment. A current Fee Schedule is also provided on this website.
Tuition fees once agreed will not change for the duration of the course. Some of the fees (e.g. the Enrolment Fee above) may not be refundable. Refer to our Fee Refund Policy for information on refunds.

Contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding this course, the enrolment process, or any other aspect of your enrolment.

Entry requirement

Other entry requirements apply.

ALTEC College conducts pre-enrolment needs analysis to best tailor the course and support services to all the candidates. A pre-enrolment interview may also be required. Information for student support, including LLND and learning support, can be found here.

Program Structure

To attain Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you will need to complete;

Total number of units = 25

  • 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, eggs and farinaceious 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 cook
  • 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
  • SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITHKOP004 – Develop menus for special dietary requirements
  • SITXINV004 – Control stock
  • SITHIND002 – Source and Use information on the hospitality industry


International students: ALTEC College offers various intakes throughout the year. International students can enter the course at any of these intakes, subject to meeting entry requirements. 

The intakes are also published in ALTEC College’s Academic Calendar.


Pathways from this qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

Please Note: The pathways are not prerequisites; rather a reference point that can be utilised by ALTEC when determining the suitability for enrolment with prospective learners. For additional details please refer Entry Requirements.