SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

The SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery introduces you to planning, preparing, cooking and presenting a wide variety of food styles. Embrace this rewarding occupation and use it as an outlet for personal touches and creativity through the use of food.


The SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is delivered over 12 months. Trainers will deliver training on the job with regular workplace visits.


The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Aurora Training Institute is a Skills Assure Supplier under this program for the delivery of this certificate III qualification as an apprenticeship pathway for new and existing employees.

The Co-Contribution Fee under the User Choice program is dependent on the elective choice. Fees are paid at a rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. This fee represents the total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification. Click here for more information.



To achieve a SIT30816 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, 25 units must be completed including all 21 core units and 4 elective units.

Core Units

  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
  • SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment *
  • SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery *
  • SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads *
  • SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups *
  • SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *
  • SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes *
  • SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes *
  • SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes *
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements *
  • SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads *
  • SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook *
  • SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment *
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts *
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items *
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes *
  • SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches *
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITXCCS003 Interact with customers
  • SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
  • SITXINV001 Receive and store stock

To successfully complete SITHCCC020 – Work effectively as a cook*, 48 complete food service periods must be completed.

* Prerequisite is SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety


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