• TGA Code : SIT40521
  • CRICOS Code : 094294C
  • Kenvale Code : CERTIVCC

Discover Your Inner Chef

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.

Course Duration

78 weeks (Including holidays)
This course is available for the February, May, August, and November intakes.

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 here for more details.

Method Of Delivery

  • Domestic:
    • Part Time:
    • Full Time:
  • International:
    • Part Time:
    • Full Time:
On campus with concurrent industry placement (work and study at the same time throughout the duration of this course).

Industry Placement

  • Approx Total Hours: 1449
  • Approx Session Hours: 483

Our industry liaison team work closely with each student individually to discuss their long term and short-term goals in the industry. From here, they work together with each one on their resumes, interview preparation and consequently to look for a job. This process can start even before the student commences their studies (provided that a formal offer to study at Kenvale has been accepted).

Each week, students attend 2 – 3 days of classes as well as fulfil their casual/part-time work commitments in industry-related employment.

Industry placement hours for this course is approximately 1,449 hours (~483 hours per semester).


No ATAR required.


Domestic FeesInternational Fees
A$13580* A$21000*

Note: Fees are indicative only and may be subject to change.

Smart and Skilled Funding
Eligible students can receive a subsidy for their particular course. This subsidy is paid by the NSW government which will help to reduce the total amount for tuition fees.

Course Curriculum

  • Units in Sequence

  • SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers

  • SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences 

  • SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people

  • SITXHRM008 Roster staff

  • SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations

  • SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook

  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

  • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices

  • SITXFSA008* Develop and implement a food safety program

  • SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment

  • SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

  • SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads

  • SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

  • SITXCOM010 Manage conflict

  • SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

  • SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

  • SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes

  • SITHIND006 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

  • SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes

  • SITHKOP012* Develop recipes for special dietary requirements

  • SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes

  • SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes

  • SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes

  • SITHKOP015* Design and cost menus

  • SITHKOP014 Plan catering for events or functions

  • SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock

  • SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads

  • SITHPAT016* Produce desserts

  • SITHCCC039* Produce pates and terrines

  • SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

  • SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets

  • SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget

  • SITHKOP013* Plan cooking operations

  • *require pre-requisites

Course Intake

IntakeApplications CloseOrientationTerm Start DateTerm End Date
Nov 2022 4 Nov 202231 Oct 20227 Nov 20225 Feb 2023
Feb 202310 Feb 20236 Feb 202313 Feb 202330 Apr 2023
May 202312 May 20238 May 202315 May 202330 Jul 2023
Aug 20234 Aug 202331 Jul 20237 Aug 202322 Oct 2023

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