SITHCCC021 - Prepare specialised food items

Unit code: SITHCCC021 | 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 prepare and cook food items that are more unusual in nature than those in standard recipes. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, use relevant equipment, specialised cookery and food storage methods.


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:

  • apply specialised cookery methods to prepare six different dishes that make use of specialised food items and specialised preparation techniques;
  • use appropriate specialised methods when preparing selected dishes above, and;
  • prepare above specialised items for customers: within commercial time constraints and deadlines; reflecting required quantities to be produced; following procedures for portion control and food safety practices when handling and storing one or more specialised food items; responding to special customer requests and dietary requirements.

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

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