TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30816TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)
Institution rating
From 1 yearfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus, Apprenticeship
Next start date

Why study this course

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to join the kitchen as an apprentice chef. Our highly qualified teachers have experience in some of Australia's most well known kitchens. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and will prepare you for a fast paced career in commercial cookery. Hone your skills in the basic methods of cookery and learn how to prepare poultry, seafood and meat dishes. You will also discover the skills to work effectively in the kitchen and maintain the quality and safety of food you are preparing. Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue on to the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or enter the workforce as a qualified cook.

Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Chef, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, and 10 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

If you are studying on campus, there are no formal entry requirements.

If you're entering this course as an apprentice, you must be employed in the industry and have a training agreement with a relevant organisation.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Hervey Bay
  • Ipswich
  • Kingaroy
  • Mooloolaba
Available as an apprenticeship

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, TAFE Queensland can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
TAFE Queensland
(9 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Certificate III in Commercial CookeryTAFE Queensland
Graduation date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Delivery of training was exceptional. Teachers were very helpful and made exceptions or provided assistance in outside training if/when required. All round amazing course.
Published Aug 2018
Certificate III in Commercial CookeryTAFE Queensland
Graduation date2011
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
I found all the trade chefs involved with my training to have a very strong overall hospitality knowledge of the daily in's and outs. This training was expertly provided leaving you with the knowledge and confidence to enter the work force newly qualified.
Published Jul 2018
Certificate III in Commercial CookeryTAFE Queensland
Graduation date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was a good trade course, teachers were very knowledgeable and always helped out, down side was that our tafe got all the second hand equipment from others.

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Certificate III in Commercial CookerySIT30816

You may wish to discuss the following with TAFE Queensland:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery