Certificate II in Kitchen Operations


Course Length

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Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

School Based Apprenticeship


Course Overview

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations gives you the skills to work in professional kitchen environments, preparing a range of food and menu items.

Your skill set 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 VET in Schools 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.

Career Pathways

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:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Catering operations
  • Clubs
  • Pubs
  • Cafes

Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Catering Assistant
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Takeaway Cook

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts 13th July, 1 day a week (5.5hours) + 7 days timetabled Functions /2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $1,681.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $336.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $3,063.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $610.00

5. Full Fee: $4,374.00

Course Materials: $187.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2020 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
  • 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 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.

Further details on fees available

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course (School Based Apprentices only)

Course Study Units

Core Units
BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 - Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC002 - Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC003 - Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC004 - Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC006 - Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 - Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 - Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012 - Prepare poultry dishes
SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHIND002 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXCOM002 - Show social and cultural sensitivity

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio

Additional Information

Students will be required to purchase a cooks uniform and online resources.

Course Co-ordinator

Jane Wall

Attendance & Commitment

Students are required to attend all scheduled appointments with your trainer.

For the VET in schools program a timetable will be provided.

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.

Student Support

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.

Learn more about support services

Learner's Rights

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

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.