SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

(Direct entry or Commercial Cookery Pathway)


This qualification of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgment and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

A Thriving Learning Environment in the Heart of Perth

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Perth CBD, GCA boasts the prominent Allure Café that serves not only as a bustling eatery but also as a dynamic learning platform for our students. This facility provides an invaluable opportunity for trainees to engage in kitchen supervision and manage time-critical food preparation tasks under real-world pressures. Students at GCA are immersed in a practical environment where they learn to navigate the fast-paced nature of culinary professions, from managing orders to delivering exquisite dishes to patrons.

Work Based Training at Global College Australasia: A Blend of Practical Skills and Real-World Experience

At Global College Australasia (GCA), we understand the importance of real-world experience in the culinary arts and hospitality industry. That’s why we offer a comprehensive work-based training program that integrates rigorous academic learning with practical workplace experience, forming a core component of our culinary courses.

Work Placement

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that every student gains hands-on experience through a mandatory work placement component, which involves a minimum of 48 complete food service periods (shifts). These placements are hosted by a diverse array of hospitality and catering organisations, including upscale restaurants, restaurants/cafes, healthcare establishments, and more.

Students are encouraged and supported to select their own work placements, empowering them to steer their learning journey according to their career aspirations and interests. Whether it’s a café, a large catering event, or even onboard catering services, our students have the flexibility to explore various sectors within the industry.

SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook

Please note that this unit, SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook, includes a compulsory work placement component. During this placement, you must have the opportunity to engage in the following activities:

  • Complete a minimum of 48 service periods in a commercial kitchen, covering breakfast, dinner, and lunch
  • Cook and present items for various menu styles, including à la carte, set menu, buffet, and cyclical.
  • Prepare and serve items from a diverse range of food types, ensuring they meet industry and organisational quality standards.

While students have the flexibility to choose their work placement, it is imperative that the selected placement meets all the criteria outlined above and approved by GCA.

Diverse Culinary Experiences and Quality Observations

Throughout student work placements, you are required to demonstrate proficiency across a wide range of culinary tasks. These include the preparation, cooking, and presentation of dishes that conform to different menu styles such as à la carte, set menus, buffets, and cyclical menus. Our training ensures that students handle multiple cuisine types including classical, contemporary, and ethnic and adapt to both formal and informal service settings.

Our program is meticulously designed to ensure that students are not only able to prepare a variety of food types, including appetisers, salads, fish, shellfish, meats, poultry, and desserts, but also meet the stringent quality standards expected in the industry. This includes mastering the creation of essential stocks, sauces, and soups, as well as preparing vegetables, fruits, eggs, and farinaceous dishes.

At both our café and all approved work placement locations, our faculty closely observes and evaluates the students’ practices. This direct oversight ensures that each student not only applies their learning effectively but also receives real-time feedback and guidance, enhancing their skills and preparing them for the demands of the culinary world.

At Global College Australia, we are committed to fostering the next generation of culinary and hospitality leaders. Our work-based training program is tailored to provide students with the practical skills needed to excel in their careers, backed by the experience of working in a real kitchen and handling real challenges. By blending academic learning with practical training, GCA ensures that our graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the hospitality industry and achieve their professional goals.


We have two college campuses located in East Perth, which are directly behind each other at;

  • 176 Wellington Street, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6004.
  • 21 Moore Street, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6004.


All enrolled students are required to attend classes for 20 scheduled course contact hours per week over 2.5 days and maintain a minimum attendance of 80 percent.

Timings: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

(Note: The scheduled course contact hours are the hours for which a student is enrolled in a course to attend classes, course-related information sessions, supervised study sessions, mandatory and supervised work-based training and examinations)


  • Nil.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent.
  • GCA English test upon enrolment into the first course.

Please refer to for latest international student visa requirements and conditions if your intent to study on a student visa in Australia.


  • 109858M


  • 54 Weeks (40 study weeks + 12-14 weeks holidays)

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery PACKAGING RULES

25 units must be completed:

20 core units,

5 elective units

Note:  Units marked with an *asterisk have one or more prerequisites. Refer to individual units for details.



Course Content


SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment CORE
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery CORE
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads CORE
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups CORE
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes CORE
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes CORE
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes CORE
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes CORE
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes CORE
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads CORE
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements CORE
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook CORE
SITHKOP009* Clean kitchen premises and equipment CORE
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes CORE
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts CORE
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety CORE
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices CORE
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills CORE
SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock CORE
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices CORE
SITHCCC026* Package prepared foodstuffs ELECTIVE
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets ELECTIVE
SITHCCC032* Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods ELECTIVE
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers ELECTIVE
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices ELECTIVE



  • May 27th 2024
  • July 15th 2024
  • August 19th 2024
  • September 16th 2024

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GCA international admission requirements need to be met for admission into this course.

On completion of SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery the following courses are available (advanced standing pathway only) at GCA.

Commercial Cookery Pathway leading to SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Commercial Cookery Pathway leading to SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management and then packaged leading to SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Commercial Cookery Pathway leading to SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management and then packaged leading to SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management leading to SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

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Please refer to for latest international student visa requirements and conditions if your intent to study on a student visa in Australia.