Cert III in Catering Operations

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
  • cook
  • food service assistant

The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.

 Units of CompetencyNominal Hours
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices40
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment13
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items10
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment25
SITHCCC011Use cookery skills effectively50
SITHFAB016Provide advice on food40
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery45
SITHCCC002Prepare and present simple dishes25
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements75
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage80
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others
SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity20
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills20
BSBCMM201Communicate in the workplace
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers25
SITHFAB004Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages20
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
SITXFIN001Process financial transactions25