College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Available as
a apprenticeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

The SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides a gateway into a broad occupation across multiple sectors such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, and catering services. You will acquire fundamental skills that are critical in kitchen operations and culinary tasks. The knowledge and competencies gained in this program create a strong foundation for career advancement and offer robust versatility for job transitions within the industry.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Kitchen Manager

Catering Manager

Head Chef


The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
is for you if:


You have a passion for cooking: If you love creating delicious meals and want to develop this passion into a professional skill, then this certification could be a good fit.


You’re aiming for a career in the hospitality industry: This certificate is specifically designed to prepare you for roles in commercial kitchens, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, cafes, and more.


You’re currently working in the industry and want to upskill: If you’re already employed in a hospitality setting and want to advance your career, earning this certificate could provide the skills and knowledge you need.


You’re interested in culinary arts: If you’re intrigued by the idea of becoming a professional chef and learning more about different cuisines, culinary techniques, and kitchen management, this course could be right for you.


You’re considering opening your own food-related business: If you aspire to run your own restaurant, café, or catering service, this certificate can equip you with the necessary culinary and operational skills.

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Workplace practical

Students who are not currently working within a hospitality service role must undertake a minimum of 48 service periods (or shifts) of volunteered vocational placement in an approved workplace to complete their qualification. For more information, click here or call one of our friendly crew on 07 3255 0506

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University

N / A

Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 25
Fee per unit: $390



Pay 50% upfront ($1,500)
and 50% upon completion ($1,500)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.


Traineeships combine training with working in a real job with a real wage for a real boss. Trainees complete a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. For more information, click here.

Employers may benefit from state and Australian Government incentives for employing a trainee. Please visit this link for further information:

Qualification Structure:

A total of 25 units must be completed


Core Units

Use food preparation equipment

Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

Prepare appetizers and salads

Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes

Prepare poultry dishes

Prepare meat dishes

Prepare seafood dishes

Produce cakes, pastries and breads

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

Work effectively as a cook

Clean kitchen premises and equipment

Plan and cost recipes

Produce desserts

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Participate in safe food handling practices

Coach others in job skills

Receive, store and maintain stock

Participate in safe work practices


Elective units

Please select your 15 elective units from the Hospitality Elective Unit Selection list. Your Student Mentor will be able to assist you with your elective unit selection.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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