This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

TGA Code | SIT40516   CRICOS Code | 0944294C  Kenvale Code | CERTIVCC

Course duration

1.5 years (3 semesters)

This course is available for the February and July intakes.

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Job Roles

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Possible job titles include: chef, chef de partie.

Students may apply for a Chef Trade Certificate after obtaining this qualification and having acquired sufficient experience in the industry. See below for more details:

Method of Delivery

On campus with concurrent Industry Placement.

Modes of Study:

Domestic: Part time or Full time
International: Full time only

Industry Placement hours

1600 Hours (~400 hours per semester)

Course Fees
Domestic* $15,000**
International $23,700
*VET Student Loans is not available for this course.
**This is an approximate cost. The price will vary according to electives chosen.
Course Curriculum
Subject Code Subject Name
Semester One
First Aid Course (Outsourced)
HOS102 Food Safety (1 week – intensive)
HOS120 Workplace Health & Safety
CUA100 Kitchen Ops 1
– Methods of Cookery (3 Weeks)
– Appetisers & Salads (2 Weeks)
– Stocks, Sauces & Soups (2 Weeks)
– Sandwiches (1 Week)
– Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs & Farinaceous (2 Weeks)
– Seafood (3 Weeks)
– Meat (3 Weeks)
CUA111 Work Integrated Learning (CC 1)
Semester Two
CUA101 Advanced Culinary Skills
– Poultry (2 Weeks)
– Cakes, Pastries and Breads (3 Weeks)
– Desserts (3 Weeks)
– Restaurant Service (8 Weeks)
CUA112 Work Integrated Learning (CC2)
Semester Three
HOS108 Introduction to Accounting (8 weeks)
HOS103 Supervision
HOS106 Leadership Fundamentals
HOS107 Departmental Operations
CUA104 Menu Planning
CUA212 Nutritional Studies
CUA213 Cookery Operations (8 weeks)
CUA214 Environmental Work Practices (8 weeks)
CUA211 Work Integrated Learning (CC 3)

Students need to undertake First Aid certificate prior to course commencement.



Thank you for inviting us - we really did appreciate it. I must say I was really impressed by the Briar Ridge team - one of them (… Aiden) did a really great job explaining who they were, what they were about etc., and really took the time to give us the background on the person behind it all (Gwyn Olsen). He'd clearly immersed himself in the project, and I think she'd have been really pleased if she'd seen that. Happy to reach out and tell her so if you think it would help pave the way for future events.

Anonymous, Winefest Guest 2015

I just wanted to express thanks and congratulations to all at Kenvale for the magnificent lunch provided on Thursday.

I have been to many hatted restaurants this year and can honestly say that they would have struggled to produce such fantastic dishes.

The lunch was a credit to your students and your staff.  It would be a privilege to enjoy another visit next year.

Best wishes to your graduating students for success in their career and to your staff to continue to guide students to reach such a high standard.

Anonymous public guest at Kenvale Restaurant 2015

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