SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
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SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

CRICOS Course Code: 107153E

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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About this course


SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

Target groups for the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery are individuals who are:
• Seeking to pursue or further a career in commercial cookery
• Seeking to enter a new industry sector
• Seeking a pathway to higher education qualifications

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

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Certificate IV qualifications, such as the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Twenty-five (25) units including twenty-one (21) core units and four (4) elective units are required for the award of the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements, and qualification level.

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCCOO1 Use food preparation equipment*
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery*
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetizers 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
SITXNV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items*
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe working practises
SITXCCS006 Provide Service to customers
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospital industry



This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays.

The delivery mode of this qualification is 20 hours face to face blended delivery mode combined with classroom and practical training in a commercial kitchen setting.


Classroom training will be held at 55 High Street in Parramatta NSW 2150 and 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000. Cookery practical training will be held in multiple locations including:

1. 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 ,

2. Indreni Function centre, 588 princess highway, Rockdale NSW 2216 and others.

Must be at least 17 years of age or older at course commencement.

  • Students must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent or have completed AQF Certificate II or relevant qualification.
  • An overall valid academic IELTS score of at least 5.5 or equivalent unless exempted (please refer to the DOHA website for Acceptable English Evidence and Exemptions); or an English proficiency of intermediate level or above from an approved ELICOS provider; or have completed at least 6 months of Certificate III level course in an Australian RTO within the last 2 years, or have successfully passed Western Sydney College’s English Placement Test
  • International Students must meet the Student Visa (SC500) requirements.

The delivery mode of this qualification is 20 hours of face-to-face blended delivery mode combined with classroom and practical training in a commercial kitchen setting.

This qualification consists of different Units of Competencies (UOC) and our qualified trainers will explain UOC outlines at the beginning of the training of each UOC.

Classroom training is held in fully equipped classrooms and practical training is held in a fully set up commercial kitchen.

Each training session is facilitated with learner resources such as PowerPoint Presentation, student learner guide, formative activities, and where applicable, supported with simulated case studies, policies and procedures, software, and necessary hardware, etc.

Students can bring their laptops that must have Microsoft Office or other necessary software installed. Laptops must be fully charged, and students must bring a USB flash drive.

For cookery practical sessions, all students must wear a complete set of clean laundered and ironed uniforms and correct footwear.

In term 4, students will also complete a work placement where they will be required to complete 48 service periods (192 hours work placement) for the unit SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook.

In terms of the required work placement, WSC Trainer will first visit the facility to assess its suitability and if found acceptable, a Work Placement agreement will be signed with the kitchen/restaurant. All students are encouraged to seek work experience in a local restaurant during their course of study. If any student fails to arrange his/her work placement, WSC will help to arrange the work placement for that student.


This course may have various timetables and students are required to contact our admissions team before course commencement.


Note: The course timetable will be available before course commencement and students are required to contact our admissions team for the available timetables.

All our Units of Competencies (UOC) are assessed through a combination of assessment types. These may include practical demonstrations, role plays, writing reports, group projects, presentations, and written questionnaires, etc.

All International students are required to meet satisfactory course progress to meet their student visa requirements. Please refer to International Student Handbook which is available on our website on the specific support that WSC offers to international students. Additional support is provided to those international students who are identified as a risk of not meeting the course progress requirements as per the intervention strategy.

Western Sydney College is committed to ensuring that students get all the support they need to complete their studies.


Western Sydney College will provide a wide range of learning support options and resources to assist students such as;



One-on-one support from our trainers/assessors to assist with their studies.
Additional classes, tutorial and workshops
One-on-one support from the Administration relating to any student concerns such includes language, literacy, and numeracy issues.
Referral to relevant external services.

If students need any support, please contact the support team.


Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook.


For international students, the granting of course credit may affect their course fees as well as the duration of the course.


The result of the application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.


If course credit is granted following the issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing reduced course duration.


For further details please contact our admissions team.



The costs for this course are as follows:
Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)


Course fees: $12,000


Materials fees: $75 per Term


Uniform, Tool Kit & other resources: $1000 (one of fees payable at the commencement of the course)


Payment terms and conditions are included in the Student Handbook. Additionally, a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.


Please note Western Sydney College reserves the right to vary the tuition fees and/or other charges from time to time.


Please contact the administration for current course fees and associated charges.

Complete and submit the student application form with relevant supporting documents. Students can apply directly to Western Sydney College or through an authorized agent of Western Sydney College. Please refer to our website for a detailed application process.

Western Sydney College
Western Sydney College

Sydney Campus: Level 2, 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


Parramatta Campus: 55 High Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61 02 8628 7973