Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Jobs and Skills WA: Hospitality and kitchen courses
Here's the recipe for an exciting career!

if you're thinking about a career in a commercial kitchen as a cook or chef, or wanting to get an entry level job in a commercial kitchen, this is the course for you! 

You'll learn basic food preparation and cookery skills, and how to store and use food safely. You'll also learn about kitchen equipment, and how a busy commercial kitchen runs. it's the perfect introduction to kitchen operations, and a great way to get started in this field!

This qualification can set you up to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes or coffee shops; as well as kitchens within facilities such as aged care homes, hospitals, prisons, large businesses, colleges, airlines and schools. 

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Hospitality, Tourism and Events
National course code: SIT20416 | WA State ID: AZW7

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts. Job roles: breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand and take-away cook.

This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).

Study in specialised facilities

Our Mandurah campus has undergone exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre includes two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.