skip to content

SIT20421 VETDSS - Certificate II in Cookery


2 Years ½ Day/Week


Geelong City






Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9
  • Students selecting this course are required to attend evening classes in Year 2 to participate in dinner service at The Davidson Restaurant. Service classes are scheduled across Term 2 or 3 for approximately 12 weeks – timetable confirmed at the commencement of Year 2.

You will learn

  • Apply a range of cookery techniques and methods to prepare a variety of dishes professionally
  • Gain skills in using food preparation equipment and maintaining their cleanliness
  • Develop and apply safe food handling practices and maintain a hygienic kitchen environment
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items and effectively work with others

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • ATAR contribution: if you undertake scored assessment, the study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of your best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment
  • Certificate II in Cookery qualification

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on work    
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Practical assessment in The Davidson Restaurant – Dinner service

Further study options

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Certificate IV in Patisserie

      = Guaranteed Gordon pathway course

Applications for this course are currently closed and will re-open early August

Please express your interest in this course with your school VET Coordinator.

Applications & attendance

2025 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 2 years    
2025 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 2 years    


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



Core Units Code Hours
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009 13
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005 12
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC027 45
Receive store and maintain stock SITXINV006 20
Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC023 25
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15
Work effectively in a commercial kitchen SITHCCC034 60
Elective Units Code Hours
Package prepared foodstuffs SITHCCC026 15
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC025 10
Prepare and present simple dishes SITHCCC024 25
Prepare appetisers and salads SITHCCC028 25
Prepare stocks sauces and soups SITHCCC029 35
Prepare vegetable fruit eggs and farinaceous dishes SITHCCC030 50


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


Date published: 25/06/2024 2:02:12 PM