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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

National ID: SIT30821 State ID: BHR9
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Cook yourself up a great career — FREE IN '24!

If you dream of being a chef or cook, this is the course for you! You'll get all the skills and  knowledge needed to start your career in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food.

Throughout this course, you will produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Upon successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.


This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

RTO Entry Requirements

  • Minimum English requirement of a band 8 year 9 Naplan/OLNA level.
  • Training contract for the apprenticeship.

Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at Central Regional TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path.

Please see our Apprenticeships and Traineeships page for more information.

Licensing, Legislation and Regulation Requirements

Legislation relating to this qualification include legislation of the Liquor Act relating to the completion of the Responsible Service of alcohol Qualification and is also guided by the WA WHS Act 2020, as well as the Food Act.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit Jobs and Skills WA.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here(opens in a new tab) .

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2024


This apprenticeship course is a full-time employment-based training program over 3 years.  Learners will attend TAFE for scheduled face-to-face classes and practical workshops in blocks over a 2 year training period.

You must have a Training Contract to enrol in an Apprenticeship course.

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When Available all year round, 2024
Where Geraldton
How Apprenticeship


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Semester 1, 2024

Duration 1 Year
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Geraldton
How Classroom


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Duration 1 Year
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Kalgoorlie
How Classroom


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Course Enquiry

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