This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks. Those skills are reflected in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
WHAT JOB COULD IT HELP ME GET?
This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.
JOB ROLES RELATED TO THIS QUALIFICATION INCLUDE:
Fast Food Cook
PATHWAYS INTO THE QUALIFICATION
Individuals may enter SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.
PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION
After achieving SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, individuals could progress to Certificate III qualifications in commercial cookery, patisserie and catering operations.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED?
13 units of competency are required to complete this qualification within the specific requirements as set out below:
8 core units
5 elective units within the specific requirements as set out in the units of competency brochure
Work Skills delivers all qualifications and units of competency through blended learning, based on face-to-face and one-on-one training with a Work Skills trainer. This may also include utilising digital learning guides, videos, the internet and the Work Skills Online Learning and Assessment System, WOLAS. The learning may comprise of all or some of these methods. It will depend on location, the pace at which the student wants to learn and employer requirements. This is all negotiated at the first checkpoint meeting.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry or similar in the past; you may be eligible for RPL.
Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require training. Instead, you just need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills. You may be eligible for some units through the RPL process whilst other units may require some training.