SITHCCC023 - Use food preparation equipment

    Unit code: SITHCCC023 | 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 safely use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare a range of different food types.
    The unit applies to operational personnel responsible for general food preparation tasks in hospitality and catering organisations.It applies to individuals who work with very little independence and under close supervision. 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 & 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:
    • safely and hygienically prepare food using each of the following fixed and hand-held commercial equipment:

    • blender
    • deep-fryer
    • food processor
    • grater
    • cryovac machine
    • knife sharpening equipment:
    • sharpening steels and stones
    • knives:
    • chef’s knife
    • filleting knife
    • palette knife
    • utility knife
    • vegetable knife
    • mandolin slicer
    • measures
    • microwave
    • mouli
    • oven
    • peeler, corer or slicer
    • planetary mixer
    • salamander
    • scales
    • slicing machine
    • stove top
    • thermometer
    • water bath (not bain marie)
    • whisk
      • make basic and precision cuts on fruit and vegetables using each of the types of cuts listed in the knowledge evidence at least once
      • complete food preparation tasks within commercial time constraints.

    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.

    As part of a course

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