Hospitality - Cookery

This course focuses on 'back of house' and will give you the skills to, undertake basic cookery tasks, conduct food preparation, and apply the principles of hygiene and food safety.

Is this course right for me?

This course prepares you to work in kitchens where you will use food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items.

Credential available Course code / name ATAR eligible Mandatory placement hours SBAT available Specialisation required for full qualification
Full certificate SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery Yes 70 hours Yes No

Where can this course take me?

This course provides a pathway to work in:

  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • catering operations
  • clubs
  • pubs
  • cafes
  • coffee shops;

Institutions such as:

  • aged care facilities
  • hospitals
  • prisons
  • schools.

The course also may lead to employment as an apprentice chef or further study in courses such as SIT30921 Certificate III in Catering and SIT40516 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management.

Subjects that support this career path

  • Food Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Business Services
  • Retail Services


For more information contact your VET Coordinator or Careers Adviser.

Disclaimer: Qualification information is subject to change


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