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SIT20416 VETDSS - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations~

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Are you currently attending secondary school and are interested in working with food? This course will teach you a range of practical skills to operate in a supervised kitchen workplace. During this hands-on program, you will develop food handling, preparation skills and further hospitality industry knowledge, and will put your skills into practice at The Gordon’s training venue – the Davidson Restaurant. 

When you complete the course, you may gain credit towards your VCE. You can then study the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or  SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie (on-campus) at The Gordon.

Work placement/industry experience

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Apprentice chef
  • Kitchen attendant
  • Catering team assistant

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Heathdale Christian College
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  

 

Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

Core Units Code Hours
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP001 13
Maintain the quality of perishable items SITXINV002 10
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS001 12
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC005 45
Use cookery skills effectively SITHCCC011 50
Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC001 25
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA001 15
Work effectively with others BSBWOR203 15
Elective Units Code Hours
Communicate in the workplace BSBCMM201 40
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC003 10
Prepare appetisers and salads SITHCCC006 25
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC027 45
Prepare poultry dishes SITHCCC035 35
Prepare stocks sauces and soups SITHCCC007 35
Prepare vegetable fruit eggs and farinaceous dishes SITHCCC008 45
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Exam 

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • SIT40716 Certificate IV In Patisserie

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 30/01/2023 4:02:35 PM
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