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Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416)

Course summary

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.

 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Hospitality and Beauty
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Hospitality
  • - Cookery
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job titles include: breakfast cook; catering assistant; fast food cook; sandwich hand; takeaway cook.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete 13 units, consisting of:
8 core units and 5 elective units.
Core Units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
On-campus Study Sequence

On-campus - enrol into all units at once. 

VETiS Study Sequence
VETIS – enrol into units in the below sequence

For students commencing their course in February 2018, enrol as per the following order:
BSBWOR203, SITHCCC011, SITXFSA001, SITXWHS001, BSBSUS201 (Feb 2018)
SITHCCC001, SITHKOP001, SITXINV002 (May 2018)
SITHCCC003, SITHCCC006 (Jul 2018)
SITHCCC007, SITXFSA002, SITHCCC005 (Sep 2018)

For students commencing their course in May 2018, enrol as per the following order:
SITHCCC001, SITHKOP001, SITXINV002 (May 2018)
SITHCCC003, SITHCCC006 (Jul 2018)
SITHCCC007, SITXFSA002, SITHCCC005 (Sep 2018)
BSBWOR203, SITHCCC011, SITXFSA001, SITXWHS001, BSBSUS201 (Feb 2019)

For students commencing their course in July 2018, enrol as per the following order:
BSBWOR203, SITHCCC011, SITXFSA001, SITXWHS001, BSBSUS201 (Jul 2018)
SITHCCC001, SITHKOP001, SITXINV002 (Sep 2018)
SITHCCC003, SITHCCC006 (Feb 2019)
SITHCCC007, SITXFSA002, SITHCCC005 (May 2019)

For students commencing their course in September 2018, enrol as per the following order:
SITHCCC007, SITXFSA002, SITHCCC005 (Sep 2018)
BSBWOR203, SITHCCC011, SITXFSA001, SITXWHS001, BSBSUS201 (Feb 2019)
SITHCCC001, SITHKOP001, SITXINV002 (May 2019)
SITHCCC003, SITHCCC006 (Jul 2019)

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL

Course Intakes

On-campus

Timing
There are six course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to July.

Duration and dates
6 months full-time


Summary

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City

Classes commence from Monday, 5 February and will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week from 9 am - 3 pm each day at the Fifth Floor Training Kitchen.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 8.00am to 5.00pm at the Willby's Training Kitchen.  


VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are four course intakes for 2018, available February, May, July and September.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary

On-campus
This course is available to study on-campus, through the VET in Schools program at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes commence from Wednesday, 7 February 2018 and will be held on Wednesdays each week from 9 am – 3 pm at the Fifth Floor Training Kitchen. 

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes commence from Wednesday, 7 February 2018 and will be held on Wednesday each week from 8.00am - 3.00pm at the Willby’s Training Kitchen.


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism No
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality No

Resources Required

Student Uniform Kit which includes chef jacket, chef pants, apron, neckerchief, chef hat and closed in shoes

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

VETiS Dual Qualification

VETiS students can choose to complete a dual qualification from two of the three qualifications listed below. The two courses will be completed over a period of two years:

  • SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality
  • SIT20416 - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • SIT20116 - Certificate II in Tourism. 
 
Continuing VETiS students have the option to commence a dual qualification from Term 2. 

New VETiS students in Year 11 and commencing a dual qualification from Term 2, will only have 18 months to complete the course so must undertake a vocational placement to meet the required training outcomes.