SIT20416 - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Course Details

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
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2873 (2018)
$3055 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1027 (2018)
$1092 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $572 (2018)
$611 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $235 (2019)
Fee for service (International) $7680 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International) $590.76 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $84 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $47 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
  • VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • Cookery
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROC - 090923M
  • MKC - 090923M

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-Campus

6 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
On-campus: Enrol into all units at once.
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others More Information
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment More Information
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery More Information
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively More Information
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment More Information
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety More Information
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items More Information
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices More Information
Elective
On-campus: Enrol into all units at once.
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches More Information
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads More Information
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups More Information
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
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
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

VET in Schools (VETiS)

12 months part-time
  • Mixed Mode
Core units
Enrol in the below sequence order, depending on availability for that intake.
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others More Information
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively More Information
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety More Information
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices More Information
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items More Information
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment More Information
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment More Information
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery More Information
Elective Units
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches More Information
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads More Information
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices More Information
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others
1 SITHCCC011 - Use cookery skills effectively
1 SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
1 SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
1 BSBSUS201 - Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
2 SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items
2 SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
2 SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
3 SITHCCC003 - Prepare and present sandwiches
3 SITHCCC006 - Prepare appetisers and salads
4 SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
4 SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
4 SITHCCC007 - Prepare stocks, sauces and soups


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Mainstream

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time
On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time

Mixed Mode - Apprentices/Trainees (User Choice)

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

VET in Schools (VETiS)

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
On-campus

Mackay City

February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time

Rockhampton City

February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time

International

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

On-campus

There are six course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to July.
6 months full-time

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)

There are four course intakes for 2018, available February, May, July and September.
12 months part-time
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
More Details

More Details

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/student-life/new-students 


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.