SIT30821 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Mackay City and Rockhampton City
Next intakeFebruary, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Total units25
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Start your culinary career with our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to explore the world of culinary arts within a dynamic commercial kitchen setting. Hone your culinary skills, embrace creativity, and prepare yourself for a culinary career.

This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.


Career Opportunities

Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.

Structure & Availability



52 weeks

Stage 1

Unit CodeUnit Name
SITHCCC031Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC023Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHKOP009Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV006Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXWHS005Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC025Prepare and present sandwiches

Stage 2

Unit CodeUnit Name
SITHCCC026Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHPAT016Produce desserts
SITHCCC037Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC036Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC030Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC035Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC040Prepare and serve cheese

Stage 3

Unit CodeUnit Name
SITXHRM007Coach others in job skills
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
SITHCCC041Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC038Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC042Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC043Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP010Plan and cost recipes
SITXFSA006Participate in safe food handling practices


July, 2023On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
August, 2023On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
September, 2023On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
October, 2023On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
November, 2023On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
February, 2024On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
March, 2024On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
July, 2024On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City
August, 2024On-campus, Mackay City, Rockhampton City

This course has no residential schools.

Where student is not employed, work within industry will need to be organised to meet the requirements of SITHCCC043 (48 services).


English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band score of less than 5.0), or equivalent.

Visit our Entry Requirements page for our full list of academic and English requirements.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service (International)A$16,270
RPL Fee for service per UnitA$295

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.