Cookery

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If you have a passion for food and want to sharpen your culinary skills, start your cookery career with The Gordon. The Gordon’s culinary team is always ready to impart their skills and knowledge to you. Practice your skills and experience the buzz of a real working kitchen, take specialist patisserie courses delivered by the renowned Brendan Hill, or broaden your business and management skills with a Certificate IV. Study as an apprentice, full time, or one day a week.

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Information sessions

07
Dec
SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (1) 07/12/2021 5:00pm
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07
Dec
SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie (1) 07/12/2021 5:00pm
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07
Dec
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 07/12/2021 5:00pm
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07
Dec
SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie 07/12/2021 5:00pm
Online via Zoom
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Courses

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SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Apply for the SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality if you are a VETDSS student.

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SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Apply now for Certificate II in Kitchen Operations and get a head start into the Cooking industry.

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SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Apply now for our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course and learn the hands-on skills and real experience needed to become a qualified cook or chef

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SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

The Certificate III in Patisserie will provide specialist hands-on training so you can perfect your cookery skills & enter the patisserie field. Apply now!

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SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Apply now for the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery course to gain the skills expected of a cook, and the knowledge to manage a dynamic kitchen environment

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SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie

Apply now for our Certificate IV in Patisserie course to gain a pastry chef qualification, as well as management & leadership skills to work in the industry

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SIT20416 VETDSS - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Apply now for Certificate II in Kitchen Operations when you are a VETDSS student to get a head start into the industry.

Student story

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"I was a stay-at-home mum who had been out of the workforce for 26 years. I have always had a passion for food but my experience was limited to being a home cook. I chose The Gordon because I could study on-campus and gain a qualification to become a qualified chef. Going back to study was so much fun because I had the desire and the passion to succeed. The facilities were fantastic, teachers were all very experienced, and I loved learning something new every day. 

I am currently employed as a chef at the Flying Brick Cider House after undertaking work placement during my studies, and I continue to learn about new foods and techniques every day. 

As a chef, you have to be passionate about food, be prepared to take criticism, work hard and long hours, and most importantly be a team player. But the rewards are great. This is my dream job.”

Di Harris, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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