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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - International

CRICOS code: 109762H
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Next intake February 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 Months

Course description

A career in food and the culinary arts is your destiny if you have a love of making people happy with food, see yourself as a team player, and love to explore and create in a fast-paced dynamic kitchen environment.

Learn the fundamentals of food preparation and cooking skills and applying and practicing them across:

  • A range of appetisers and salads
  • Poultry and game
  • Seafood and meat
  • A variety of hot and cold desserts,
  • Cakes and yeast goods

You will also master the basics such as:

  • Stocks, sauces and soups
  • Vegan and vegetarian dishes
  • Egg and pasta dishes.

Learn practical skills too, such as food costs, effective communication and time management and have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills during live service periods.

View The Gordon's Uniform and Toolkit requirements here.

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Possible career outcomes

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

  • Qualified cook/chef
  • Head Chef
  • Kitchen attendant
  • Catering team assistant

Applications & attendance

How to apply

Find out what documents you will need to complete for your application.

How to apply

Please complete the two forms below and submit via an education agent in your country.

Application form   SOP

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayStart: 7 Feb 2024
Timetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2024
Timetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 Months  Apply  


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.
IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent) – Equivalents can be found on our English language equivalency page.
*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.
Age/other requirements:
You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

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

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

Materials AUD $1,724.00 Once
Administrative Fee AUD $80.00 Once
Equipment Levy AUD $60.00 Once
Resources AUD $625.00

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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: 24/11/2023 11:42:39 AM