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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

National ID: SIT30821 State ID: BHR9
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If you have a passion for food and want to become a chef, this is the course for you.

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

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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, 2023

Geraldton - Apprenticeship


An Apprenticeship course is a full-time employment-based training program usually lasting three (3) to four (4) years.  It combines on-the-job learning with scheduled training blocks at TAFE.  You must have a Training Contract to enrol in an Apprenticeship course.

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Duration 2 Years
When Available all year round, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Apprenticeship



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