About this course
Do you want to get qualified for entry-level cookery positions in restaurants, cafés, bistros or other hospitality environments?
This on-campus Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312) course at The Gordon TAFE prepares you for working in a variety of kitchens.
You’ll also gain basic cookery experience, equipping you to apply for a chef’s apprenticeship.
Test your skills and gain practical knowledge in a supervised kitchen workplace. Core learning outcomes include food handling and preparation, basic cooking methods, food preparation and presentation, receiving store supplies, kitchen cleaning and maintenance, workplace hygiene and fundamental hospitality industry knowledge.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Written assignments
If you’re currently employed in the hospitality industry, you have the option of taking this course as a traineeship and completing your training on-the-job with support from a Gordon trainer and assessor.
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be at least 17 years old
- Possess at least Year-10 level language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills
- Attend a compulsory information session and interview
- Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants should be currently employed under a training contract and be referred by their employer through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this hospitality course, the units of competency you may study include:
- SITHKOP101 ‒ Clean kitchen premises and equipment
- SITXHRM301 ‒ Coach others in job skills
- SITXINV202 ‒ Maintain the quality of perishable items
- SITHCCC104 ‒ Package prepared foodstuffs
- BSBSUS201A ‒ Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- SITXWHS101 ‒ Participate in safe work practices
- SITHCCC103 ‒ Prepare sandwiches
- SITHCCC202 ‒ Produce appetisers and salads
- SITHCCC201 ‒ Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery
- SITHCCC301 ‒ Produce poultry dishes
- SITHCCC302 ‒ Produce seafood dishes
- SITHCCC203 ‒ Produce stocks sauces and soups
- SITHCCC204 ‒ Produce vegetable fruit egg and farinaceous dishes
- HLTAID003 ‒ Provide first aid
- SITHCCC207 ‒ Use cookery skills effectively
- SITHCCC101 ‒ Use food preparation equipment
- SITXFSA101 ‒ Use hygienic practices for food safety
- BSBWOR203B ‒ Work effectively with others
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: