SIT20421 – Certificate II in Cookery

Course Overview

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.

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.

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

Course Delivery

The SIT20421 – Certificate II in Cookery is delivered within 6 – 12 months.

Training and assessment will be delivered in weekly classroom sessions at the school.


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

Course Requirements

To achieve a SIT20421 – Certificate II in Cookery, a total of 13 units must be completed including 7 core units and 6 elective units as listed below.

Core Units

  • SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment *
  • SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery *
  • SITHCCC034 Work effectively in a commercial kitchen ** #
  • SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment *
  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock *
  • SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units

  • SITHCCC024 Prepare and present simple dishes *
  • SITHCCC025 Prepare and present sandwiches *
  • SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads *
  • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXCCS011 Interact with customers


* Prerequisite is SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

** Prerequisites are SITHCCC027 – Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery and SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

# Students are required to complete 12 service periods

At a glance


6 - 12 Months


Classroom Delivery


Weekly Classroom Sessions

Career Opportunities

Catering Assistant, Kitchen Hand, Chef’s Assistant, Sandwich Hand, Fast Food Cook, Food Attendant, Café Worker


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