SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Do you have a passion for food that you would like to turn into a career? Does working in a fast-growing and diverse hospitality industry excite you?

Take this excitement and passion and use it to gain an insight on the important areas of working as part of a kitchen team, including basic preparation and cooking skills and occupational health and safety. Take ownership of the SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations and get a step closer to your dream!


The SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is delivered over 12 months. Training and assessment will be delivered in weekly classroom sessions at the school.

Students will also be required to complete 12 hospitality service periods.


Flexible payment options are available. You may be eligible for Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) funding. Click here for more information.


To achieve a SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations 13 units must be completed including 8 core units and 5 elective units. This qualification also requires students to complete 12 hospitality service periods.

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

  • SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes *
  • SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches *
  • SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads *
  • SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *
  • SITXCCS003 Interact with customers

* Prerequisite unit is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices in food safety

^students are required to complete 12 service periods

At a glance


12 months


On-campus/ online


12 Service Periods

Career Opportunities

Breakfast Cook, Catering Assistant, Sandwich Hand, Takeaway Cook


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