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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Commercial Cook.

Key details

Degree Type
2 - 3 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Commercial Cook.

You'll learn all aspects of the cooking trade, including:

  • How a commercial kitchen works
  • Cooking methods for different cuisines
  • Using equipment well
  • Kitchen safety
  • How to cater for special dietary needs
  • How to work as part of a multi-chef team

This course can be delivered on-campus or as an apprenticeship.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Apprentices: Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the hospitality industry as a Commercial Cook.

You may find employment in the following contexts:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Clubs
  • Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Coffee shops

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.