Certificate II in Kitchen Operations


Do you have a passion for food that you would like to turn into a career? Does working in a fast-growing and diverse hospitality industry excite you? Take this excitement and passion and use it to gain an insight on the important areas of working as part of a kitchen team, including basic preparation and cooking skills and occupational health and safety. Take ownership of the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations and get a step closer to your dream!


Employment Opportunities 

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Catering Assistant
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Short Order Cook
  • Takeaway Cook
  • Fast Food Cook
Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations 13 units must be completed including 8 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units

BSBWOR203           Work effectively with others

SITHCCC001            Use food preparation equipment *

SITHCCC005            Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery *

SITHCCC011             Use cookery skills effectively *

SITHKOP001             Clean kitchen premises and equipment *

SITXFSA001              Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXINV002                Maintain the quality of perishable items *

SITXWHS001             Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units

SITHCCC002            Prepare and present simple dishes *

SITHCCC003             Prepare and present sandwiches *

SITHCCC006            Prepare appetisers and salads *

SITHCCC008            Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *

SITXCCS003            Interact with customers

* Prerequisite unit is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices in food safety

Course Duration / Method of Delivery

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is delivered over 12 months. Training and assessment will be delivered in weekly classroom sessions at the school. Students will also be required to complete 12 hospitality service periods

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Program

The VETiS program is funded by the Queensland Government to give eligible students funding to complete one Certificate 1 or II level qualification while attending secondary school.

VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Aurora Training Institute is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under this program for the delivery of this Certificate II qualification.

Every student that completes or discontinues a VET in Schools course must complete a Student Training and Employment Survey within 3 months


There are no student fees applicable for this course.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the VET in Schools program, you must:

• Currently enrolled in secondary school in either year 10, 11 or 12 and;

• Be a Queensland resident permanently residing in Queensland i.e. an Australia Citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen

• Not have previously completed or currently be enrolled in a Certificate III level qualification (or higher)*

*Certificate III Qualifications completed at secondary school are not counted

Contact us Today

Call or email us and enrol today!

1300 936 864 or admin@aurora.edu.au

Or fill out the enquiry form on the side and we will contact you.


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