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Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

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Our Future Chef Job Ready Program will help you turn a passion for food into an exciting career in hospitality.

This Free for eligible students*, four week Future Chef Job Ready Program is designed to get you into the creative food and restaurant industry.
You'll gain a combination of intensive training and work experience in a real commercial kitchen which may give you a head start into gaining an apprenticeship or other employment opportunities in the hospitality sector.

The four week program includes a total of five days work placement where you will gain real, hands on industry experience in addition to in class training.

After completing this Job Ready Program you could:

  • be offered an apprenticeship
  • find employment opportunities in other areas of the hospitality sector
  • embark on further training to enhance your employment prospects.


  • Prepare and present simple dishes
  • Use a range of food preparation equipment
  • Prepare food safely and hygienically

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.


This job ready skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. All job ready skill sets are available for everyone to study, some are free for everyone, some are free for eligible people (including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years not at school).

More skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses page, and for other qualifications be sure to check the Courses page, to see everything we have to offer.

2024 course dates

Friday 1 March, 9:00am - 11:00am
Course dates
Thursday 7 March to Thursday 28 March

Monday        5.00pm – 9.00pm
Thursday      8.00am – 2.30pm 
Friday            9.00am – 3.30pm 

The Future Chef Job Ready Program is free for eligible students.
However, all students will need to supply their own chef uniform at a cost of approximately $120 and closed-in shoes at your own expense.

If you are eligible for free training you may be able to get financial assistance from your Jobactive provider to purchase these items.

Study options and next steps

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

Semester 2, 2023

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Duration 4 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Concession $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Free training

The free training is available to residents of Western Australia, and eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training, as outlined on the Free job ready skill sets page and the Infection control training page.  Tuition and resource fees will apply for non-eligible students.

Enquiries regarding course 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. 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

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.