You can turn your culinary dream into reality by studying commercial cookery in Australia. Food and drinks are always in demand, leading to a growing range of career possibilities.
Australia is home to world-class institutions where you can study commercial cookery. You can develop your skills from Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and continue to build upon them with Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
A job as a qualified cook or chef may be right for you if you enjoy creative cooking, food,drinks, and working in a team. You will learn from the best in the industry, in specialty training kitchens with state-of-the-art technology. This program mixes international culinary topics with Australian units of competencies. When you finish the course, you will better understand both traditional and modern cooking methods followed in Australia and worldwide.
This program focuses on mastering basic skills, such as handling knives, preparing vegetables, and trussing a bird. You will learn proper food and equipment, planning and preparation, and an introduction to various presentation styles, from platter to plate. You will learn how to prepare stocks, glazes, sauces, canapes, pastries, cakes, meat, poultry, and seafood meals, among other things.
The course will cover salads, appetizers, poultry, meat, fish, cold and hot desserts, cakes, pastries,and yeast goods. You will also learn critical industry skills like cooperation, food safety, hygiene, and supply organization while mastering the fundamentals like stocks, sauces, soups, vegetables, eggs, and pasta dishes.
This training program requires 360 hours of work experience, and it can be paid or voluntary and should be arranged by the student, but some work placements might be organized by the institution. For certain industry placements, you may need to travel outside of your typical training site to attend work experience.
The freedom to use your expertise anywhere, from cruise ships to world-class resorts and restaurants, is priceless. As a competent chef, your options are only limited by your imagination, which in addition to restaurants, could include working in ready-to-eat meals, air travel dining, or large food companies.
Annual tuition fees for Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is between A$12,000 to A$32,000 depending on the college you choose.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is of 12 months duration.
The career options after completing this program that you could have are head chef, kitchen attendant, catering team helper, sous chef, restaurant manager, banquet manager, food and beverage manager, catering manager, executive chef, qualified cook, or chef.
Students can also choose to continue to study Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery comes in after students have completed SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery to further their advanced culinary studies. Students will focus on advanced culinary skills such as modern cuisine, recipe development, and menu design. The program combines high-level practical culinary skills using innovative technology with business studies, providing an excellent foundation to succeed in a creative or business capacity.
Potential study subjects may include an introduction to Pates and terrines, molecular gastronomy, butchery masterclass, modernist degustation dinners, contemporary dishes and buffets, and matching food with wine. The program also covers business-related practices in restaurant management including marketing, food & staff costing, business planning, and financial control, and human resources.
Restaurateur Owner, Executive Chef, Restaurant Manager, Banquet Manager, Kitchen Operations Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Food Entrepreneur, and Catering Manager.
You can study Commercial cookery in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Geelong, Ballarat.
You can study commercial cookery in some of the prominent institutions are as follows:
North Metropolitan TAFE Perth
South Metropolitan TAFE Perth
Global College Australasia Perth
Empyrean Education Institute Perth
Stanley College Perth
Front Cooking School Perth
Contempo College Perth
Skills Institute Australia Perth
Skills Australia Institute Perth
TAFE SA Adelaide
Quality Training and Hospitality College Adelaide
Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide
Gordon TAFE Geelong
Kangan TAFE Melbourne
William Angliss Institute of TAFE Melbourne
Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide Melbourne
Chisholm TAFE Melbourne
Holmesglen TAFE Melbourne
Charles Darwin University Vocational Education and Training Darwin
TAFE NSW Sydney
TAFE Queensland Brisbane
TAFE Queensland Cairns
Tasmania TAFE Hobart
Charles Darwin University Vocational Education and Training Darwin
Studying commercial cookery allows you to nominate the occupations of Chef or Cook for Australian General Skilled Migration. The occupation of Chef is on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), and Cook is on the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
An applicant who nominates an occupation on the MLTSSL list can apply for a:
An applicant who nominates an occupation on the STSOL list can apply for a:
The global economy has grown by more than three percent per year. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) identifies the hospitality industry as the leading global value creation driver. A study published by the WTTC suggests a global contribution of 8800 billion USD to the global economy by the hospitality industry, representing approximately 10% of the world’s total GDP.
In China and India, business travel growth is due to the constant pace of economic growth in this part of the world, contributing to the rise in demand for chefs and cooks.
The Australian hospitality industry has shown constant growth for the last few years and is projected to continue to grow in near future. As per National Skills Commission the jobs for chefs and cooks will grow at more than 10% over next 5 years. This means the demand for skilled professionals in this industry will be high.
The average salary for a cook in Australia is A$54k with going up to A$58K depending upon the experience. The chefs are paid higher salaries with an average of A$61K and going up to A$71K.
Certificate 3 in commercial cookery is a pre-requisite qualification to become a cook, and Certificate 4 in commercial cookery is a pre-requisite qualification to become a chef.
Le Cordon Blu is the best college that offers courses in commercial cookery in Adelaide.
Macallan College is one of the colleges that offers flexible offering for cookery courses in Perth.
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