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Cert III in Commercial Cookery

CODE: SIT30821


Cert III in Commercial Cookery enables you to develop a wide range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, you learn to work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
  • ​Year 12 or equivalent

English Requirements

  • An IELTS level of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course 

    • OR Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America;

    • OR Evidence that within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed Certificate IV or higher level qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework;

    • OR GCE A-levels or O-levels with a pass in English 

Program Duration

The program is delivered over 52 weeks with actual student contact hours being 20 hours/week for 45 weeks including a break of 7 weeks. It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or Credit Transfer.    

Work based training

Students enrolled in any of the SIT qualifications are required to undertake work based training as part of their course.


All students undertaking the SIT30821 Certificate III at VACTS are provided with assistance to secure experience as workers in commercial kitchens for the unit of competency "SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook" in which students need to provide evidence showing preparation and service of multiple items for a minimum of 48 complete food service periods addressing each of the required menu styles, food service periods and menu items and ensuring integration of skills and consistency of performance in different circumstances.


VACTS is located at 171 Sydney Rd, Coburg.

All courses will be conducted at the above mentioned location.


The premise at 171 Sydney Road has multiple training rooms with  1 additional computer lab  for training and student use. The location also has wi-fi internet  access for students wishing to use laptops or tablets while on the premises.


Additionally, VACTS has a fully equipped commercial kitchen where the practical cooking classes are delivered for the cert III in commercial cookery.

Career Outcomes

Units of Competency

2023 Intake Dates

3rd April 2023, 17th April 2023, 8th May 2023, 29th May 2023, 12th June 2023

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