College Australia

International Students


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Love to cook? Want to do something that you love? Build your career by starting here.

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


Why study a Certificate III
in Commercial Cookery:


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

IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.

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.

Course Duration


months full 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


Learning Method

Classroom – Students are required to attend class for 2 x 8 hour days and 1 X 4 hour day per week

Leading Industry Experts

Fun and friendly Educators who understand you and are committed to your learning experience

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:

Fees are to be paid in a 2-stage process, with the first payment due on acceptance of your “Letter of Offer” and the remaining amount to be divided by the number of months of your qualification and paid monthly starting on the commencement of your course.

Stage 1:

Upfront Fee


to be paid upon acceptance of your “Letter of Offer”

Stage 2:

Upfront Fee


to be paid monthly x13 months NOTE: your first monthly paymen tis due on commencement of your course



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

Show social and cultural sensitivity

Source and present information

Prepare and present sandwiches

Prepare and serve cheese

Use social media and online tools

Apply in 5 easy steps:

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey by following the steps below. If you need help, please feel free to contact us here.


Take the first step

Discover what being an International student with College Australia will be like for you by reading the “Essential documents to support your learning journey”. They are full of important information and help you understand what is involved.




Complete your online Enrolment Form by clicking here and provide the required documentation as outlined in the form.


Letter of Offer

We will confirm your acceptance into your course by email with a “Letter of Offer” and provide you with an invoice for the upfront fee.

You will need to sign your “Letter of Offer, scan and return it to College Australia via email.

On receipt of your signed “Letter of Offer”, we will provide you with a “Confirmation of Enrolment”.


Apply for your Visa

You will be required to submit your documents to the Department of Human Affairs.

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa. Fees apply as this is separate from the tuition fees.


Visa Granted

You will need to provide College Australia with a copy of your visa approval to progress and receive your course start date.

You are ready to begin your studies with College Australia.

Arrive at College Australia on your first day for an in-depth Orientation, meet your Educator and classmates, and your student journey begins!

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