Certificate II in Cookery (Commercial Cookery Pre-Apprenticeship)

Jobs and Skills WA: Cookery and hospitality courses
Pre-heat your cooking career and get a head start!

This pre-apprenticeship will give you the job-ready skills that employers are looking for, and could give you a head start to get into a commercial cookery apprenticeship to work in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops; or even in aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools — anywhere there's a commercial kitchen!

You'll get a great introduction to how the commercial kitchen operates, and learn how to prepare dishes to commercial standard. 

You'll gain skills in using food prep equipment, hygiene for handling food, perishable stock control, communicating with kitchen staff, and kitchen safety. 

Pre-apprenticeship or Pre-traineeship
Industry: Hospitality, Tourism and Events
National course code: SIT20421 | WA State ID: AD84

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items.
They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not meet the requirements for trade recognition as a cook, but can provide a pathway towards achieving that.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.
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.

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