SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

CRICOS: 0102062

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Course Duration/Fees

Full Time: 52 Weeks (40 Study Weeks over 4 terms + 12 Weeks Term Break)
(Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + self-study component. Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week)
Tuition Fees: Please refer to Course Details/Prices link for more details.
Application Fee: $250 (applicable on new enrolments only, once off fee)
Resource Fees: $1,600

The Resource Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at KCBT

The delivery methods for this course include

  • Face-to-face classroom-based structured learning.
  • Practical Training and Assessment in KCBT designated Kitchen
    • The Kitchen - Mallard Way CANNINGTON.
    • Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from Kitchen to attend practical classes.
  • E-learning (Not more than 33% of the course)
  • Compulsory work placement:
    • Unit SITHCCC020 Work Effectively as a Cook requires demonstration of cookery and service skills over a minimum of 48 complete food service periods in an operational hospitality business environment where customers are served. Accordingly, student will be completing this unit as part of their practical work placement.
    • A Total 360 Hours have been allocated for work placement over the duration of this course. KCBT shall provide all work placement support resources through its work placement pack.All work-based training placements are organised by KCBT; Click this link, Work-Based Training Employers, to view a list of approved Work-Based Training Employers. Note, the list is subject to updates and may vary from time to time.
  • Learners will be required to bring their laptop device (BYOD – bring your own device) - for further details regarding the BYOD policy visit: KCBT Policies (

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed Year 10 (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5.0 IELTS score & above or equivalent or KCBT placement test.

(Those students who do not meet the minimum English requirement will need to package this program with an English Course before proceeding to this qualification).


Please refer to Course Details/Prices link for more details.

Course Content

To attain SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 25 units must be achieved:

  • 21 core units; and
  • 4 elective units

* Denotes the unit prescribed for work placement purpose. The allocated hours cover a minimum of 48 complete food service periods: 20 hours per week over 10 weeks in an approved workplace. Work placement is scheduled in the last term of the course so that students have developed the essential skills and knowledge over the duration of the course to be ready to perform in a workplace environment.

** These units have a pre-requisite – SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety.

Unit Code and TitleType
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with othersCore
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment**Core
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery**Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads** Core
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups**Core
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes**Core
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes** Core
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes** Core
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes** Core
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements** Core
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and Breads** Core
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook* Core
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment**Core
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts** Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items**Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs Elective
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Elective
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements Elective
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwichesElective


All units of competence will be assessed using a selection of tools (including portfolios, reports, role-plays, observations in the real simulated work environment, case studies, questioning, simulation activities, and knowledge-based assessments). Any skill or observation part of the assessment and tests/exams will still be conducted in the classroom or practical training kitchen. Work placement arrangements with a work placement contract, logbook, work evidence and assessment of tasks completed at the workplace through evidence, third-part evidence and/or observation. Work Placements will be organized at: Novotel - 388 Murray St, Perth WA 6000 Mamma Bistro - 2A/181 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004 Dome Cafe - 7/74 Delamere Ave, Currambine WA 6028

Recognition of Prior Learning

An application can be made for RPL when the learner believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work, other study etc.). The RPL policy, procedure and application form is available from the reception upon request or on the college website (

Learners will be required to provide evidence to support their application. The application will be processed and assessed in accordance with the KCBT RPL and recognition Policy and Procedure. Assessment includes a challenge test of skill demonstration in a simulated or real work environment.

Credit Transfer

Learners, who can demonstrate they already hold any of the Units of Competency specified above, may be eligible to receive a credit transfer for those units. They will need to submit a verified Certificate or Statement of Attainment issued by a RTO for recognition purposes.

Please complete RPL or Credit Transfer or Exemption Form ( and attach detailed evidence of your relevant experience / study, completed academic transcripts and official unit description(s) to your application.

For all credit transfer request, the learner is required to authorize Keystone College of Business and Technology – RTO Code - 41183 to access the Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcript online to confirm the validity of the old transcripts. For more information on how to enable Keystone College of Business and Technology, to view your transcript, please watch this video (

Learners who are awarded a credit transfer will be exempted from completing those units at KCBT and this will be recorded on the system as a variation.

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathways for learners enrolling in the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery:

  • Individuals may enter SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification

Pathways from the qualification:

  • After achieving SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to:
    • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
    • SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations
    • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie.

Learners may be able to receive credit transfer for some units of competency if they appear in the pathway.