Become a king or queen of the kitchen with the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. This course will give you the skills to work in professional kitchen environments in the hospitality industry, preparing a range of food and menu items.
Your skillset will include:
- Sandwich preparation and presentation
- Preparation and presentation of simple dishes
- Preparing appetisers and salads
- Preparing stocks and soups
You'll also learn important skills in food hygiene, keeping kitchen premises and equipment clean, and working in a team environment.
This course is delivered as a School-based apprenticeship or through the VETDSS program.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
This course prepares you to work in the hospitality industry and provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in a number of industries, including:
- Catering operations
Roles you may be eligible for include:
- Breakfast Cook
- Catering Assistant
- Fast Food Cook
- Sandwich Hand
- Takeaway Cook
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Course Dates & Times
Seymour - Wallis Street
VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021
Shepparton - Fryers Street
VETDSS - Starts on Wed 27th Jan - 1 x 6 hr class- 9am to 3.20pm/2021
VCAL - Starts on Wed 27th Jan - 1 x 6 hr class- 9am to 3.20pm/2021
SIT20416 - Traineeship
VETDSS - Starts on Wednesday 2nd February, Oncampus, 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2022
Wangaratta - Docker Street
SIT20416 - Traineeship
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.
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
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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.
Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements 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.
- School-based apprentices: Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Written assessments
- Practical assessments
Students will be required to purchase a cook's uniform and online resources.
Attendance & Commitment
Students are required to attend all scheduled appointments with your trainer.
School-based apprentices: This course is for workplace school-based trainees who are working in a commercial kitchen. Trainers will maintain monthly contact with students and conduct a minimum of 4 visits per year. Some students may be awarded a Statement of Attainment, whereas others will successfully obtain the full qualification.
VETDSS: Class is timetabled for 6 hours per week over school terms for 2 years. A timetable will be provided to students.
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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
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
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
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.
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