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
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.
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. Students will work with fondant and learn how to cover a cake and create fondant flowers that can be used to decorate.
This short course includes a comprehensive starter kit to complement your new skills.
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.
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.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Cook yourself up a great career — FREE IN '23!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set
Your commercial cookery journey starts here.
This skill set aims to provide you with the introductory skills needed to start working in kitchen operations. Learn the basics that will open doors to roles in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, aged care facilities, schools and more!
This course will cover:
- Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
- Use hygiene practices for food safety.
- Participate in safe work practices.
- Use food preparation equipment.
- Prepare and present simple dishes.
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.
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 in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)
Get a taste for the commercial cookery industryThis course is perfect for getting your foot into a commercial kitchen. You'll learn the basic skills and knowledge to prepare and cook food.
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.