This qualification reflects the role of cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a trade cook.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
This course is designed for international students who will be involved in training in a full time capacity within the classroom to gain the skills and knowledge required for this qualification.
This program has been designed to suit the needs of individuals with little or no vocational experience or knowledge within the hospitality industry.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
In addition to the Entry and Admission requirements listed above, all students will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test through the enrolment process to determine if any students require LLN support in completing the course. This test will occur prior to course commencement and will be assessed by a qualified Trainer.
If the student cannot complete the LLN test satisfactorily then an LLN Report will be completed which includes the required action to be taken to assist the student to be able to complete the course. The LLN Report has the provision to schedule and document processes to provide support and guidance to the student in line with issues identified in the LLN test. The LLN report also allows for the monitoring and evaluation of the support being provided.