Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.

Academic Requirement

Prospective Australian Academy international students are required to demonstrate their capacity to complete the course successfully. International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will need satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or equivalent.

Age requirement

The minimum age for entry to this program is 18 years above at the date of your enrolment.


This program is delivered under competency-based training which means instead of grading or marks, students are required to demonstrate all the criteria for each unit of competency and student a remarked "Competent" or “Not yet competent”. Typical assessment methods will include written questions, case studies, role plays and skills demonstration.

Course Duration

This program is delivered over a total duration of 52 weeks including holidays and term breaks. This total duration consists of 40 weeks of course delivery plus up to 12 weeks holiday/ break time depending upon the intake. Twenty hours (20) of classes are scheduled for each week of delivery.

Career opportunities

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

Australian Academy does not do any misleading claim or job guarantee or advertise any employment outcome with its courses.


After achieving SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT40521 - Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, or other Certificate IV qualifications within the Hospitality training package.

Participants who exit this course at any time prior to completion will receive a statement of Attainment for the units of competency they have successfully achieved.

Course Contents

  • Student
  • Study mode
    Face to face
  • Campus locations
  • Duration
    40 weeks
  • Total hours
    52 weeks
  • Fees


  • Material fees
  • Enrolment fees
  • Cricos code
  • Start date
    Janurary 23, 2023
    February 20, 2023
    March 13, 2023
    April 24, 2023
    May 22, 2023
    June 19, 2023