This qualification reflects the role of those individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. 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 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.
JOB ROLES RELATED TO THIS QUALIFICATION INCLUDE:
Food Service Assistant
PATHWAYS INTO THE QUALIFICATION
Individuals may enter SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification
PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION
After achieving SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations, individuals could progress to SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED?
21 units of competency are required to complete this qualification within the specific requirements as set out below:
12 core units
9 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.