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 kick start 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.


The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

  • 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 26 October 2020 from 8am - 12 pm.
The course will then run over 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday.

Classes will commence on Monday 2 November 2020, run through to Thursday 10 December 2020 after which there will be a holiday break.
Classes will recommence on Monday 11 January 2021 and finish on Thursday 28 January 2021.

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.


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Semester 2, 2020

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On Campus - Term 4 Intake

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