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SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

National ID: SIT30821 State ID: BHR9
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Love cooking and want the formal skills to turn your passion into a career?

This Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene.

You'll gain practical skills in our training kitchens and put these skills into practice in The Pavilion Restaurant, NMTAFE's fine dining, à la carte training restaurant that is open to the public.

When you graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills you'll be able to work in various establishments including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is also delivered as an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Clive - Commercial Cookery

  • Produce quality foods and prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs
  • Plan menus
  • Control costs
  • Work as part of a team
  • Serve a range of meals in a professional manner

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy cooking
  • High level of personal hygiene
  • Able to manage time and work under pressure
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Willing and available to work weekends and rostered shifts (including public holidays)

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.


This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on the Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

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

To undertake this course as an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

On campus

You are required to attend orientation where important information will be provided regarding timetables, uniforms and tools.

Attendance in class 
​​This course requires your attendance in class 4 days per week, across 2 semesters when studied full time.  

Attendance in The Pavilion Restaurant - Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
You will be required to attend work placement in our on-campus à la carte training restaurant to develop your practical skills and gain experience. Restaurant classes run until 9:00pm, 2 or 3 nights per week.   

At-home study 

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete additional study each week outside of scheduled classes, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. 

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

In addition, the following uniform is required to be purchased at approximately $500:

  • Compulsory Workplace Uniform Kit for Practical Classes
  • Compulsory Uniform for Theory Classes
  • Kitchen Equipment / Utensils Kit
  • Work Boots
  • Optional Extras

Students are responsible for purchasing their own uniform and kitchen equipment. Further information will be provided at Orientation.

Other job titles may include:

  • Commercial Cook

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

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On campus

  Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $2,465.00 $2,465.00


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Apprenticeship

  Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $2,355.00 $2,355.00


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Duration 3 Years
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Apprenticeship

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus

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