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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Level M, 51 Queen Street, VIC 3000


52 weeks (full time)

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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification reflects the role of a commercial cook who uses a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.

Our commercial kitchen is located on campus at 51 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000


  • This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.
  • Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops


AVETA Entry Requirements for International Students:
International students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of enrolment in this qualification and must have obtained or completed one of the following:
  • Have obtained an IELTS band score of at least 6 – or equivalent; or 5.5 where the test score is combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS or 5.0 where the test score is combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS (Note – IELTS – results are valid for two years only: reference: https://support.cambridgeenglish.org/hc/en-gb/articles/202838296-How-long-aremy-results-and-certificate-valid-for-); or
  • Have completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level Training Package course in Australia; or,
  • Have completed any Certificate III or Certificate IV in ESL or EAL from the ESL/EAL Framework (VIC).
  • Have completed the ELICOS Course: General English – Intermediate Level


To apply for enrolment into an AVETA course, download and complete the International Student Enrolment Form. Before you apply, make sure you have read and understood the Pre-enrolment Information Sheet of the course you are wishing to enrol in, as this sheet will provide you with the relevant information relating to this course.

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To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

Units of Competency
  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units
Study Areas

Individuals with this qualification will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Commercial Cookery
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Food Safety
  • Menu planning
  • Workplace Effectiveness
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Coaching others


To know about our 2023 Onshore Fee Structure, please click here For more information about our fee structure, please contact us on info@aveta.edu.au


  • Full time: 52 weeks (including public holidays, reassessment and catch-up days)


    AVETA will determine any prior learning of each student with regard to their existing skills, knowledge and experience that that the student may have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning related to Units of Competency in this qualification in order to determine the amount of training AVETA will provide to each student (as per Clause 1.2, ASQA RTO Standards 2015). If RPL credit is granted, this may result in a shorter course duration for this qualification.


    Direct Observation, Portfolio of Work, Projects, Reports, Case studies and Written Assessments. Where required (on a unit by unit basis) students will be assessed in a realistic operational environment (i.e. a fully operational commercial kitchen) using current industry tools, and equipment, so that graduates are can immediately use a wide range of welldeveloped cookery skills and will possess sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.


    Click here to Download the Pre Enrolment form Download

    At AVETA, we offer courses for SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery to equip participants with fundamental skills for a career as a commercial chef. With our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course, learners get an understanding of restaurant operations, food safety practices, knife skills and more. Participants acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to boost their job prospects and successfully take up roles like kitchen manager, commercial chef or cook.

    The course covers hands-on practical learning on topics like preparing and presenting food while adhering to health and safety practices. Our course is open to everyone regardless of their skill level and our dedicated teachers will be happy to share their knowledge to prepare learners for a fast-paced career in cookery.

    Comprehensive Cookery Course

    Our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a detailed course that delves into topics like kitchen operation, safety measures, menu planning, cooking techniques and more. This course is the perfect option for anyone who is passionate about cooking. Our course can serve as a pathway towards a successful career in Hospitality and learners can acquire the expertise to work as a qualified cook in a commercial kitchen.

    If you want to make your culinary dream a reality, enroll for this course at AVETA. We promise that an enriching learning experience awaits you here. The course is conducted by some of the best chefs in the industry and participants get in-depth knowledge about kitchen operations. Learners get the proficiency they need to kick start their careers and work effectively in the kitchen. Participants will also get to know about the latest techniques that are used in the industry and will get the opportunity to acquire a wide range of cookery skills.

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