Course Code: SIT30916
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in various catering settings, such as hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cook–chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.
Possible job titles include:
- catering assistant
- food service assistant
The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.
|Units of Competency||Nominal Hours|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety||15|
|SITXFSA002||Participate in safe food handling practices||40|
|SITHKOP001||Clean kitchen premises and equipment||13|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||12|
|SITXINV002||Maintain the quality of perishable items||10|
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment||25|
|SITHCCC011||Use cookery skills effectively||50|
|SITHFAB016||Provide advice on food||40|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery||45|
|SITHCCC002||Prepare and present simple dishes||25|
|SITHCCC018||Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements||75|
|SITHFAB007||Serve food and beverage||80|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity||20|
|SITXHRM001||Coach others in job skills||20|
|BSBCMM201||Communicate in the workplace|
|SITXCCS006||Provide service to customers||25|
|SITHFAB004||Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages||20|
|SITHFAB005||Prepare and serve espresso coffee||30|
|SITXFIN001||Process financial transactions||25|