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Be a leader in the kitchen

This dual qualification is specifically designed for prospective students who need to develop a sound knowledge of the hospitality industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations. You will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

TAFE Queensland as a leader in hospitality training, aimed this course for international students to prepare you for the bustling hospitality industry. Over 18 months you will complete a Certificate III and a Diploma qualification. You will learn a wide range of basic and advanced food preparation techniques using a variety of ingredients for a career in the kitchen. You will also learn about food service, bartending and coffee making and management to ensure you have all the skills required for a well-rounded career in the hospitality industry. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: up to 2 years

Course details

COST

  • International fee $21,500

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Tara Bain

Let's celebrate the tastemakers

I kicked off my gastronomic career as a school-based apprentice through TAFE Queensland Brisbane four years ago, where I quickly grew a strong passion for cooking and the industry.
More about this course.

Tara Bain
Certificate III in Events, Certificate III in Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns 10 Jul 2017 Full time Classroom
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 10 Jul 2017 Full time Classroom
Townsville (Pimlico) 10 Jul 2017 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

International Student specific entry requirements:
English
: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment.

More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

Please provide your own personal stationery and a USB storage device (memory stick) 2 Mb.

Students are required to have a valid and appropriate email address.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Uniforms are to be worn at all times during practical services/functions, plus during any/all excursions. This ensures that our students are recognised by Industry as highly employable graduates with impeccable standards of presentation and dress. The uniform requirements are to be provided by students at their own cost and are as follows:

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Uniform

  • 2x Chef's Jacket (Traditional style with white buttons, or modern wrap around style)
  • 2x Traditional check trousers
  • 2x White neckerchief
  • 2x White Apron - waist or bib
  • White traditional style chefs hat - paper fabric or cloth/white skull cap - clean and suitably presented
  • Black, enclosed, leather shoes
  • The above items are required to undertake the practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores. Quality and price may vary.

    Basic knife set (mandatory items):

  • 25cm cooks knife
  • 18cm cooks knife
  • Paring knife
  • Steel and potato peeler
  • Knife wrap
  • Turning knife
  • Professional knife set:

  • Bread knife
  • Peeler
  • Vegetable knife,
  • large chopping knife
  • Boning knife,
  • Filleting knife
  • Palette knife and steel
  • Other resources:

  • Piping nozzle
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Temperature probe
  • Pastry brush
  • Digital 1gr scales
  • Required text: Professional Chef  Volume 1 Kitchen Operations and Volume 2 Commercial Cookery(Cengage published by Ford, Zelman and Hunter) ISBN: 9780170181709, www.cengage.com.au

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Cairns campus:
1. Long sleeved black business shirt
2. Long black dress pants
3. Black socks
4. Fully enclosed leather dress shoes with non-slip soles

Cannonvale (Whitsundays) campus:
1. Long sleeved charcoal dress shirt with TAFE QLD North student logo embroidered (ordered and purchased at Cannonvale (Whitsundays) Campus Reception
2. Long apron with pocket (ordered and purchased at Cannonvale (Whitsundays) Campus Reception
3. Long black dress pants4. Black socks
5. Fully enclosed leather dress shoes with non-slip soles

Townsville (Pimlico) campus:
1. Long sleeved black business shirt
2. Long black dress pants
3. Black socks
4. Fully enclosed leather dress shoes with non-slip soles

Further information regarding uniform for each campus will be provided at orientation to ensure the uniform meets workplace health and safety requirements and industry standards. These purchases of the above items should only be made after teacher consultation at orientation. 

Important information:

  • Please ensure you engrave all knives with your name or initials or mark the handle with bright nail varnish.
  • The basic knife set will be required by the second week of training. Details regarding type and quality and set of tools required will be discussed during the first week.
  • The above items are a requirement to undertake the practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores. Quality and price may vary.

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North.

 

Timetable

SIT30816 - 51 weeks (42 weeks full time delivery, 9 weeks of holidays)
SIT50416 - 51 weeks (42 weeks full time delivery, 9 weeks of holidays)

Placement

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement. This is spread across the duration of the program. TAFE Queensland North Cookery Staff will procure placements on behalf of the students, but it is the student’s responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required.

Diploma of Hospitality Management
All students must complete a minimum of 36 services as part of the course. This may consist of on campus services in our cafes and restaurants and/or in industry as vocational placement.
TAFE North will procure placements on behalf of the students, but it is the student’s responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required.
 

Important Information

Please note that due to the nature of the hospitality industry, other functions could be conducted on various days, where you will be required to attend.  Also please note that students may be required to attend evening classes for specific electives.

Units

STI30816 - To complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery students must successfully complete 25 units (21 core units and 4 elective units)
SIT50416 - To complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management students must successfully complete 28 units (13 core units and 15 elective units)

 

SIT30816 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core Stage 1
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core Stage 1
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective Stage 1
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core Stage 1
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core Stage 1
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core Stage 1
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core Stage 1
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core Stage 1
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core Stage 1
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core Stage 1
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core Stage 1
SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices Core Stage 1
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core Stage 2
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core Stage 2
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively Elective Stage 2
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core Stage 2
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core Stage 2
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core Stage 2
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective Stage 2
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core Stage 3
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook Core Stage 3
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core Stage 3
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core Stage 3
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core Stage 3
VPC Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Elective Cafe
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective Cafe
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions Elective Cafe
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage Elective Restaurant
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage Elective Restaurant
SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food Elective Restaurant
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective Bar
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar Elective Bar
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service Core Services
VPC Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme Services
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Core Supervision & Management
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Core Supervision & Management
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core Supervision & Management
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Core Supervision & Management
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Core Supervision & Management
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core Supervision & Management
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff Elective Organisational Management
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core Organisational Management
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core Organisational Management
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information Elective Finance for Management
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core Finance for Management
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Core Finance for Management
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core Operational Management
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements Core Operational Management
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Core Operational Management
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information Elective Operational Management
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective Operational Management
SITTTSL007 Process reservations Elective Cairns - Opera - Front Office
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective Cairns - Operat - Front Office
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective Cannonvale & Townsville
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective Cannonvale & Townsville

Disclaimer

SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs, SITHCCC003 Prepare Sandwiches and SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets, could be offer as electives in some locations.

Payment options explained

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

$21,500

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

  • Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Outcome

SIT30816 / SIT50416 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery packaged with Diploma of Hospitality - for overseas students

Job Prospects:

  • Chef
  • Hospitality Worker
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Chef Patissier
  • Sous Chef
  • Hospitality, Retail And Service Managers
  • Banquet or Function Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Cafe Manager
  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Club Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Motel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Unit Manager Catering Operations


 University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Job prospects

  • Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Hospitality, Retail And Service Managers Nec
  • Hospitality Worker
  • Chef Patissier

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Tara Bain

Let's celebrate the tastemakers

I kicked off my gastronomic career as a school-based apprentice through TAFE Queensland Brisbane four years ago, where I quickly grew a strong passion for cooking and the industry.
More about this course.

Tara Bain
Certificate III in Events, Certificate III in Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Compulsory Orientation: All International students must participate in compulsory International orientation on the Friday before classes commence.

Orientation session:  Semester 1, 2017 - 30 January, 9.30am

Cairns: Tropics Restaurant, S Block through Gatton St
Pimlico: R Block (Refectory / Canteen), Corner of Hugh St & Fullham Rd
Whitsundays (Cannonvale): B Block, Palmers Training Restaurant, Shute Harbour Rd

Last updated on 12 December 2016

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