SIT30821 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

CRICOS: 109833J

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Course Duration/Fees

Full Time: 52 Weeks (40 Study Weeks over 4 terms + 12 Weeks Term Break)
Application Fee: $250
Tuition Fee: $10,000
Materials Fees: $1,100 (Toolkit/ Uniform)

Please familiarise yourself with the KCBT Refund and Cancellation Policy link for more details.

The delivery methods for this course include

  • Face-to-face classroom-based structured learning.
  • Practical Training and Assessment in KCBT designated Kitchen
    • THE KITCHEN Balcatta - 2 Cressall Rd, Balcatta WA 6021
    • Learners are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from Kitchen to attend practical classes.
  • E-learning (Not more than 33% of the course)
  • Work-based training (Industry Placement -IP)
  • KCBT will provide a kitchen uniform and tool kit.
  • Learners will be required to bring their laptop device (BYOD – bring your own device) - for further details regarding the BYOD policy visit: Policies

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed Year 11 (or equivalent) OR
  • A mature-age student.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0 or equivalent.
  • If the learner does not have current proof of one of the English Language Test, they will be required to take a KCBT - English Placement Test

(Those students who do not meet the minimum English requirement will need to package this program with an English Course before proceeding to this qualification).


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Course Content

To attain SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 25 units must be achieved:

  • 20 core units; and
  • 5 elective units

* Denotes the unit prescribed for work placement purpose.

** These units have a pre-requisite

SITHCCC023*Use food preparation equipmentCore
SITHCCC027*Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookeryCore
SITHCCC028*Prepare appetisers and saladsCore
SITHCCC029*Prepare stocks, sauces and soupsCore
SITHCCC030*Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishesCore
SITHCCC031*Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishesCore
SITHCCC035*Prepare poultry dishesCore
SITHCCC036*Prepare meat dishesCore
SITHCCC037*Prepare seafood dishesCore
SITHCCC041*Produce cakes, pastries and breadsCore
SITHCCC042*Prepare food to meet special dietary requirementsCore
SITHCCC043**Work effectively as a cookCore
SITHKOP009*Clean kitchen premises and equipmentCore
SITHKOP010Plan and cost recipesCore
SITHPAT016*Produce dessertsCore
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safetyCore
SITXFSA006Participate in safe food handling practicesCore
SITXHRM007Coach others in job skillsCore
SITXINV006*Receive, store and maintain stockCore
SITXWHS005Participate in safe work practicesCore
SITHCCC025*Prepare and present sandwichesElective
SITHCCC026*Package prepared foodstuffsElective
SITHCCC038*Produce and serve food for buffetsElective
SITHCCC040*Prepare and serve cheeseElective
SITXCOM007Show social and cultural sensitivityElective


The Assessment Process is based on the principles of competency-based training. Assessment for each unit of competency will be through a combination of classroom-based and work-placement tasks. Classroom-based assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Exercises
  • Assignments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Work placement arrangements with a work placement contract, logbook, work evidence, and assessment of tasks completed at the workplace through evidence, third-party evidence, and/or observation.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    An application can be made for RPL when the learner believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work, other study etc.). The RPL policy, procedure and application form is available from the reception upon request or on the college website (

    Learners will be required to provide evidence to support their application. The application will be processed and assessed in accordance with the KCBT RPL and recognition Policy and Procedure. Assessment includes a challenge test of skill demonstration in a simulated or real work environment.

    Credit Transfer

    Learners, who can demonstrate they already hold any of the Units of Competency specified above, may be eligible to receive a credit transfer for those units. They will need to submit a verified Certificate or Statement of Attainment issued by a RTO for recognition purposes.

    Please complete RPL or Credit Transfer or Exemption Form ( and attach detailed evidence of your relevant experience / study, completed academic transcripts and official unit description(s) to your application.

    For all credit transfer request, the learner is required to authorize Keystone College of Business and Technology – RTO Code - 41183 to access the Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcript online to confirm the validity of the old transcripts. For more information on how to enable Keystone College of Business and Technology, to view your transcript, please watch this video (

    Learners who are awarded a credit transfer will be exempted from completing those units at KCBT and this will be recorded on the system as a variation.

    Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

    Career Pathway

    Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include following job roles:

    • Cook

      Pathways from the qualification:

      • After achieving SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to:
        • SIT40521 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
        • SIT40621 Certificate IV in Catering Operations
        • SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie.
      • Learners may be able to receive credit transfers for some units of competency if they appear in the pathway.


      Apply online and open up a world of opportunities.