SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Cricos Course Code: 112924B

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Course overview

This qualification is suited to individuals who are seeking to pursue or further a career in commercial cookery.

They may be looking to enter a new industry, or are international students seeking to pursue a pathway to higher level qualifications and potential permanent residency.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 52 weeks (including term breaks)

  • This course is for: International students

  • Final exam: No

  • $13,500/year

  • Funding: N/A

  • CRICOS Code: 112924B

  • Location: Canberra and Melbourne

  • Monthly intakes

About Course

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of 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. Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Duration

  • 52 weeks (including term breaks)
  • 4 terms (10 weeks per term)

This course consists of 25 units of competency (20 core and 5 elective) delivered across a period of 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of term breaks). Students will complete 464 hours of face-to-face training, 336 hours of supervised assessment, and 192 hours of mandatory Work Placement. Students are expected to complete 240 hours of unsupervised self-study. The 40 weeks of learning are split into 4 terms of 10 weeks each, with each term covering 5-7 units of competency.

Study Mode

The delivery methods for this course include:

Face-to-Face Learning in Classroom and Kitchen

Course Entry Requirements

Essential entry requirements: 

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement; AND 
  • Students must have completed Australian Year 10 or equivalent; AND 
  • Students must hold an IELTS 5.5 or higher with no skills band less than 5 or equivalent, if they have not completed high school and/or tertiary education in Australia or in the English language. 


Recommended entry requirements to facilitate successful completion of the course: 

  • It is recommended that all students be proficient in the use of computer- based technology; 
  • It is recommended that all students have the appropriate level of learning, reading, writing, language, oral communication, and numeracy skills. 


Additionally, when enrolling students, Opulence College staff must adhere to the Opulence College Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure.


*Domestic students refer to all student excluding those defined as overseas students. 

**Overseas students refer to students, whether in or outside Australia, on a student visa. 


This course will be delivered and assessed through classes, tutorials, workshop experience and activities, and prescribed readings.

Course Outcomes

Students will attain the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery once all units have been completed at a competent level.

Graduates of our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will gain the skills needed to become a recognised trade cook. They are mostly employed in the industries below:

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing


Course Fees

The costs for this course are as follows:

  • Enrolment Fee: $400 (non-refundable)
  • Material Fee: $800 (non-refundable)
  • Uniform and toolkit: $250 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fee: $13,500/year

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