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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - International

CRICOS code: 109762H
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Next intake February 2025
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.

If you are interested in a Part Time option, please contact to express your interest and discuss further.

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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 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Jul 2024 
Class DayStart: 17 Jul 2024
Timetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 Months    
2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 14 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 Months    
2025 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 14 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 Months    


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. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.
IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 (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.

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

Core Units Code Hours
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009 13
Coach others in job skills SITXHRM007 20
Participate in safe food handling practices SITXFSA006 40
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005 12
Plan and cost recipes SITHKOP010 40
Prepare appetisers and salads SITHCCC028 25
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC027 45
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements SITHCCC042 75
Prepare meat dishes SITHCCC036 55
Prepare poultry dishes SITHCCC035 35
Prepare seafood dishes SITHCCC037 35
Prepare stocks sauces and soups SITHCCC029 35
Prepare vegetable fruit eggs and farinaceous dishes SITHCCC030 50
Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes SITHCCC031 40
Produce cakes pastries and breads SITHCCC041 55
Produce desserts SITHPAT016 100
Receive store and maintain stock SITXINV006 20
Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC023 25
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15
Work effectively as a cook SITHCCC043 100
Elective Units Code Hours
Package prepared foodstuffs SITHCCC026 15
Participate in sustainable work practices BSBSUS211 20
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC025 10
Prepare specialised food items SITHCCC044 60
Produce yeast-based bakery products SITHPAT014 42


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work    
  • Workplace Tasks     
  • Exam
  • Written assignments
  • Industry Placement

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 $1,656.00 Once
Administrative Fee AUD $80.00 Once
Equipment Levy AUD $60.00 Once
Resources AUD $625.00
Excursion Fees AUD $100.00 Once

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Date published: 23/07/2024 8:00:51 AM