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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
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

Core

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
Electives

BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Rockhampton, City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Rockhampton, City campus.

Load
Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - eight (8) core units and five (5) electives.

Notes

Classes are held from Mondays - Thursdays each week from 8.00 am - 4.30 pm, at Building B, Room 1.19.

CQUniversity Mackay, City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Mackay, City campus.

Load
Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - eight (8) core units and five (5) electives.

Notes

Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.00 am - 3.00 pm, at Building J, Rooms 5.23 & 5.31.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City VET IN SCHOOLS (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary
This course is available as part of the VET in Schools Program at Rockhampton City Campus.

Load
Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - eight (8) core units and five (5) electives.

Notes

Classes are Wednesday each week from 8:30 am to 4 pm at Building B, Room 1.19.

VETiS students in Year 12 who are interested in commencing this course from Term 2 2017, can complete the course within six (6) months, but will be required to undertake a practical work placement and dedicate extra hours to study to meet the required training outcomes. 

Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available here.

CQUniversity Mackay City VET in SCHOOLS (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary
This course is available as part of the VET in Schools Program at Mackay City Campus.

Load
Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - eight (8) core units and five (5) electives.

Notes

Classes will be held on Thursdays each week from 8 am - 4 pm at Building 1, Room 4.26.

VETiS students in Year 12 who are interested in commencing this course from Term 2 2017, can complete the course within six (6) months, but will be required to undertake a practical work placement and dedicate extra hours to study to meet the required training outcomes. 

Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available 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.