About the Course
This qualification reflects the role of commercial 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.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Available as an apprenticeship
On-campus learning of theoretical content will be supplemented with workplace experiences. Students will have access to workplaces which can provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification. (for apprentices)
It is envisaged that the workplace will be able to provide relevant experiences to support the classroom delivery.
TAFE at School (TVET)
TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.
This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.
All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:
- learning resources provided by TAFE Western
- standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
- equipment provided in the workplace
Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:
- Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
- TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:
On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
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