Duration:
0.5 years full time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start date:
14 February 2022
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Begin training for a rewarding career in cookery, with the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations SIT20416.

This introductory course equips you with basic food preparation and cookery skills. The course can be delivered on site or through Victoria University Polytechnic’s VET in Schools program.

You'll learn how to:

  • organise and prepare food
  • prepare and present simple dishes
  • understand the basic methods of cookery
  • use hygienic practices for food safety
  • participate in safe work practices.

This course can be used as a pathway for entry into the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816.

Please note: Secondary schools looking to partner with Victoria University Polytechnic should contact the VET Delivered to Secondary Students team.

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Careers in cookery

Completing this course will open you to possible career opportunities including:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook.

You may also choose to pathway into the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816.

Course structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.
To be awarded the SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eight (8) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units, of which:
  • three (3) elective units must be selected from the electives listed in the SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations qualification, and;
  • two (2) elective units may be selected from the electives listed in the SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations qualification, elsewhere in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Imported

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission and to identify support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before starting your application, please read through the step-by-step VU Polytechnic application process to make sure you have all the necessary documents and information ready to successfully complete your application.

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