Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


Do you have the dream to follow in the footsteps of Matt Moran, Jamie Oliver, or Nigella Lawson? Do you have a passion for food and a knack for cooking with a bit of creative flair? Taking steps to becoming a chef in our modern world of dining is not only a way to express your passion through food, but is an enjoyable and dynamic career path. Australia is a leisure destination, and where the tourism industry is strong, so too is the demand for Cooks. The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery introduces you to planning, preparing, cooking and presenting a wide variety of food styles. Embrace this rewarding occupation and use it as an outlet for personal touches and creativity through the use of food. How does your artwork look on a plate?


Employment Opportunities 

  • Qualified Cook
Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, 25 units must be completed including all 21 core units and 4 elective units.

Core Units

BSBSUS201         Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWOR203        Work effectively with others

SITHCCC001        Use food preparation equipment *

SITHCCC005        Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery *

SITHCCC006         Prepare appetisers and salads *

SITHCCC007         Prepare stocks, sauces and soups *

SITHCCC008          Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *

SITHCCC012          Prepare poultry dishes *

SITHCCC013           Prepare seafood dishes *

SITHCCC014           Prepare meat dishes *

SITHCCC018           Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements *

SITHCCC019           Produce cakes, pastries and breads *

SITHCCC020           Work effectively as a cook *

SITHKOP001           Clean kitchen premises and equipment *

SITHKOP002           Plan and cost basic menus

SITHPAT006             Produce desserts *

SITXFSA001             Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002              Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXHRM001             Coach others in job skills

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 *

SITHIND002          Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHPAT008         Produce chocolate confectionary *

SITXCCS006        Provide service to customers

SITXINV001          Receive and store stock


* Prerequisite is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Course Duration / Method of Delivery

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is delivered over 12 months. Trainers will deliver training on the job with regular workplace visits.

User Choice (Apprenticeship and Traineeship Funding)

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Aurora Training Institute is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under this program for the delivery of this Certificate III qualification as an apprenticeship pathway for new and existing employees.


The Co-Contribution Fee under the User Choice program is dependent on the elective choice. Fees are paid at a rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. This fee represents the total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification.

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1300 936 864 or admin@aurora.edu.au

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