SITHASC021 - Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks

    Unit code: SITHASC021 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook Asian appetisers and snacks following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, and to use relevant equipment and cookery methods.The unit applies to hospitality and catering organisations that offer Asian cuisine and to cooks who usually work under the guidance of more senior chefs. The unit may be applied to one or more Asian cuisines.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

    • follow standard recipes to prepare at least six different appetisers or snacks from at least three different Asian cuisines from the following list (across the preparation of the six dishes):
    • Chinese
    • Indian
    • Indonesian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Malay and Nonya
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
    • complete mise en place activities and use at least eight of the cookery processes listed in the knowledge evidence when preparing above six dishes
    • prepare, plate and present above dishes:
    • within commercial time constraints
    • following procedures for portion control and food safety practices when handling and storing appetisers or snacks.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

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