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Commercial Cookery

Learn everything from cookery skills to hospitality management, and graduate ready for life in a commercial kitchen.

Turn your passion for cooking into a career

Our Commercial Cookery courses prepare you for a role as a professional chef. Not only will you learn the latest cooking methodologies and culinary techniques, you’ll also learn specialty menu planning and financial management. Our industry professional trainers will teach you how to run a kitchen and manage a business, so you’re prepared for wherever your career takes you.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Cookery (SIT20421)

The Certificate II in Cookery gives you the skills to work in a professional kitchen preparing a range of food items.

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816)

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Commercial Cook.

"Out of high school I did a VET in Schools program through GOTAFE, and I really enjoyed it. I found the Hospitality experience here at GOTAFE fantastic, my teachers really inspired me. I did a lot of work experience while I was here, working with chefs in the actual industry was fantastic."

– Chris

Why study with GOTAFE?

Training that sets you up for success

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in commercial kitchens, and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the kitchen.

Professional facilities

You'll learn in our fully-functional kitchen facilities, and practice your customer service skills in our restaurants and cafes.

A booming industry

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll get valuable experience working in our on-campus restaurants and cafes. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

The Hospitality industry is currently facing a skills shortage, and the number of chefs, kitchen hands, and bar and cafe staff is expected to rise significantly over the next five years. There's no better time to kickstart your career in this booming industry.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Commercial Cookery with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.