Commercial Cookery

At Central Regional TAFE, commercial cookery courses are industry-focused programs taught by experienced chefs. You’ll learn practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare, and cook food in commercial kitchen environments. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to cook food within different cuisines, as well as know how to produce dishes suitable for cultural and dietary requirements.

You’ll also learn about effective communication, workplace hygiene, food safety and cleaning programs, and first aid, to help supplement your cooking skills. Our commercial cooking courses are constructed to ensure that each graduate comes out of the program job-ready, with the right skills to excel in the industry no matter where they choose to go.

TAFE commercial cookery programs are offered as an apprenticeship or in classroom-based delivery. If you’re planning to undergo an apprenticeship program, you’ll need to be employed in a training contract with an appropriate organisation. You’ll be learning on the job, and experiencing all aspects of cookery while gaining valuable experience towards a rewarding career path.

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Catering Assistant
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Takeaway Cook
  • Cook (Chill Kitchen)
  • Cook (Hospital)
  • Cook (Large Restaurant)
  • Cook (Restaurant and Catering Company)
  • Cook (Small Restaurant or Cafes)

Commercial Cookery Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Infection control Skill sets
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: G014P
State ID: G014P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Beginners Cake Decorating

Getting paid is just the icing on the cake.

Your cakes will be the talk of the party with the skills you'll learn in this super-creative short course. Dig in and level-up your cake game today.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Get heads turning with your amazing cake creations.

Learn the best tips and tricks from an experienced and licensed cake maker. Students will learn the basics of covering, decorating and colouring a cake. 

This short course includes a comprehensive starter kit to compliment your new skills. 

Short course
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

The recipe behind becoming a great chef.

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment and graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of culinary skills.

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
Flexible
On campus

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.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

All the ingredients you need to get cooking.

No one wants a half-baked chef - give your career in commercial cookery the best base with this skill set covering all the essential skills that employers are looking for.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

This skill set covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to  clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.

Jobs that could lead from this skill set includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, and bar and food and beverage servers and attendants.

Want to study online?

This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus (see the study options below).

Skill set
State ID: AE115
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Skills that will keep people safe.

Designed for those working in Hospitality, particularly in food handling and front of house. Learn how to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for you and your customers.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and your customers safe. 

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting
Skill set
National ID: SIT20416
State ID: AZW7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Serve up the perfect base for your culinary career.

Learn the essential food preparation and cookery skills you need to perform under supervision anywhere food is served. If you love taking direction and working with food, this course is for you.

Study modes:

On campus

Get your hospitality career started.

After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.

You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts.

This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery(opens in a new tab) ).

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate II
National ID: SIT20416
State ID: AB10
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)

Get a taste for the commercial cookery industry

This course is perfect for getting your foot into a commercial kitchen. You'll learn the basic skills and knowledge to prepare and cook food.

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Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Start your career in a commercial kitchen. 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in such as in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.  You'll learn practical food preparation and cookery skills including hygienic and safe work practices, cleaning kitchen and equipment, preparing dishes and correct storage of perishable items. 

After completing this course you'll have the skills and knowledge required to begin a commercial cookery or chef apprenticeship. 

 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate II
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