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SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

National ID: SIT30816 State ID: AZU5
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Passionate about the smells, sights, sounds, textures and tastes of the kitchen?

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery allows you to do what you love every day and get paid for it - through a career as a commercial chef!

Students will learn how to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to prepare a range of simple and complex entrée, main and dessert dishes, using their own discretion and judgement. Participants will also gain skills in food safety, cleaning, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Students will practice the skills they have learnt in a simulated work environment, as well as on the job.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.


This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study as an apprentice.

An apprenticeship involves full time or part 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 North Regional TAFE.

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

  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification upon successful completion
  • Earn a salary while completing your training

Entrance requirements for on campus study 

You will be required to attend scheduled training.  Dates and times will be discussed at your pre-enrolment interview.

You will also be required to complete 48 shifts of workplace experience in industry outside of the scheduled training times. 

Additional study requirements

As well as your scheduled face to face classes, you are required to commit to approximately 5 -10 additional hours per week of self directed study. This includes reading learner guides and viewing multimedia presentations, researching, completing learner guide activities and online quizzes.

What you will need to provide

Chef uniform 

  • Aprons, chef pants, chef hats, black safety boots

A recommended list will be issued at enrolment for the student to purchase.

What NRTAFE will provide

We will provide all the equipment you need for this course, including shared Chef knives. 

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 2 Years
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
How Apprenticeship
On campus
Still in school
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $620.30 $1,820.30
Concession $400.00 $620.30 $1,020.30

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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