Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Course Code SIT20416
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 415 hours

Course Overview

Successful applicants will be enrolled into a current qualification as a School Based Apprentice or via the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program.

The SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens, under supervision preparing a limited range of food and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items.

All Trainees are enrolled from a contract with an employer.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Hospitality industry.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Possible job titles include:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook

Working in this industry may involve shift and weekend work.

Further studies
After gaining SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, you might wish to undertake further study in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations or SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

Students are required to attend all scheduled appointments with your trainer. For the VET in schools program a timetable will be provided.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jane Wall
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 415 $3.84 $1,593.60 $3.00 $1,245.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 415 $0.76 $318.72 $3.00 $1,245.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 415 $7.00 $2,905.00 $3.00 $1,245.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 415 $1.40 $581.00 $3.00 $1,245.00
Full Fee 415 $10.00 $4,150.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 415 $0.40 $166.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirement for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

SIT20416 – Core Units

SITHKOP001 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXINV002 – Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC005 – Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 – Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC001 – Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others

SIT20416 – Elective Units

SITXCCS003 – Interact with customers
SITHCCC004 – Package prepared foodstuffs
BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC003 – Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC002 – Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHCCC006 – Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC012 – Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC007 – Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 – Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.