SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

    Unit code: SITHCCC005 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    SITXFSA001 - 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 use a range of basic cookery methods to prepare dishes. The unit applies to cooks working in hospitality and catering organisations. This could include restaurants, educational institutions, health establishments, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, cafes, residential caterers, in-flight and other transport caterers, and event and function caterers.

    It applies to individuals who work with very little independence and under close supervision and guidance of more senior chefs. They follow predefined organisational procedures and report any discrepancies to a higher level staff member for action.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and 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 for dishes that demonstrate use of each of the following major food types: dairy products; dry goods; frozen goods; fruit; meat; poultry; seafood; vegetables;
    • demonstrate food safety practices for handling and storing each of the major food types;
    • use each of the following cookery methods and complete mise en place activities when preparing the above dishes: baking; blanching; boiling; braising; deep-frying; grilling; poaching; roasting; shallow frying (pan-fry, sauté or stir-fry); steaming; stewing; microwaving, and;
    • prepare the above dishes for at least six different customers.

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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