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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Non Apprenticeship

  • Certificate

Itching to get cooking? A Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (non-apprenticeship) is your first step into the kitchen.

Key details

Degree Type
12 months full-time, 18 months part-time
Course Code
SIT30816, 093471K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. For the apprenticeship, please go here.

Carve Out Your Career

Itching to get cooking? A Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (non-apprenticeship) is your first step into the kitchen. Mentored by experienced chefs, you'll learn everything from basic knife skills to developing cost-effective menus, equipping you with practical skills for a thriving career in commercial cookery.

Season Your Skills

You'll be supported by a team of accomplished chefs ready to inspire and share industry knowledge with you. You will have the opportunity to train in our state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and perfect your delectable meals on many of the same benchtops used regularly by television shows such as Masterchef and The Great Australian Bake Off.

Rise to the Challenge

The sustainable work practices and food preparation skills you'll learn will successfully launch you into a thriving industry where your wealth of knowledge and practical experience will be in high demand. You will graduate ready and able to apply your newfound skills in kitchens large and small around the country, be they in restaurants, cafes, hotels or resorts.

Entry requirements

There are no formal educational pre-requisites for this course.

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Career pathways

If you complete this course successfully, you might work as a qualified chef in a variety of establishments.

  • Boarding School Chef
  • Catering Company Chef
  • Cruise Liner Chef
  • Hotel Chef
  • Motel Chef
  • Nursing Home Chef
  • Reception Centre Chef
  • Restaurant Chef
  • Bistro Chef
  • Hospital Chef
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.