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SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: SIT20416 State ID: AB10
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Begin your commercial cookery career with this Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Pre-Apprenticeship course

If you’re looking to work in commercial kitchen environments in restaurants, hotels, cafes, care facilities or schools, this pre-apprenticeship course could be just the kickstart your career needs. The course is delivered in partnership with Hospitality Group Training (HGT) the largest employer of hospitality apprentices in WA.
You’ll gain practical food preparation and cookery skills through work placements in professional kitchens. Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills required to begin a commercial cookery or chef apprenticeship.

Work experience with hand-picked employers

As part of this course, HGT will match you with hospitality employers where you will gain work experience. On completion of this, successful and suitable graduates will be guaranteed apprenticeship positions.

Begin your career in commercial cookery - email to register your details.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene
  • Produce quality foods and plan menus
  • Prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs
  • Serve a range of meals in a professional manner
  • Control costs
  • Work as part of a team
  • Effective communication

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Enthusiasm
  • Able to handle fast-paced demanding situations with a positive attitude
  • Able to work quickly and safely with minimal supervision
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

There will be a compulsory orientation session for enrolled students on Monday 25 October 2021 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Course dates & timetable
The course starts Monday 1 November 2021 to Thursday 9 December 2021 after which there will be a holiday break.
The course will recommence Monday 10 January 2022 for an additional three weeks.

Classes will run 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday, generally from 8:00am - 4:30pm with evening classes on a Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm for the first 4 weeks.

For more information or to register your interest in this course, please email

Other job titles may include:

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Catering Assistant
  • Takeaway Cook

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks.


Study options and next steps

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Semester 2, 2021

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus - Term 4 Intake

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On Campus - Term 4 Intake
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $490.86 $405.00 $895.86
Concession $145.44 $405.00 $550.44

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822


Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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