Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Box Hill Institute

This qualification is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. It reflects the role of commercial 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.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: Box Hill
Institution CRICOS: 02411J

Subjects

  • Core: Work effectively as a cook
  • Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
  • Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • Prepare seafood dishes
  • Prepare meat dishes
  • Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • Produce desserts
  • Prepare poultry dishes
  • Participate in safe food handling practices
  • plus more. Electives: Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • Receive and store stock
  • Transport and store food
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • Produce and serve food for buffets
  • plus more.

Box Hill Institute is located in metropolitan Melbourne, only 13 kilometres east from the city centre. It is close to public transport, including trains, trams and buses.

Box Hill Institute prides itself on offering students an exceptional experience of cultural diversity and the ability to share ideas and experiences with both teachers and peers. The institute has state-of-the-art technology learning classrooms, extensive library resources, computer laboratories and real-world workplace training environments.

Box Hill Institute's courses ensure students gain knowledge and skills that are nationally and internationally recognised, making them work-ready and equipped to apply their learning to the workplace, which employers highly value. Our quality training combines theory with hands-on learning and practical activities, and many courses include work placements where time is spent working in the industry as part of the curriculum.

Our teachers are highly praised in student surveys and have extensive industry experience, with many having run their own businesses. These teachers provide students with the support they need to succeed at Box Hill.

Box Hill Institute offers students a range of study pathways to higher-level qualifications, including our bachelor degrees. We also have university partnerships with Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Monash University, where you can gain credits towards your course.

Box Hill Institute provides an extensive range of support to international students. Our International Student Support Team provides assistance with study skills, as well as general welfare support and counselling.

We offer:

  • a free airport pick-up service
  • a free accommodation placement service, assisting with finding accommodation - home stay (part and full board) and hostel
  • free study support programs
  • a free Welcome Festival - a comprehensive orientation program.

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