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Course Number: SIT20312-01V02
Are you looking for a pathway into a career in food? Our Certificate II Kitchen Operations qualification is where you start. Whether you are seeking an apprenticeship or returning to work, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand the basics of food preparation, process, storage and service.You will develop a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills. You will also develop skills in routine and repetitive tasks and learn to work under direct supervision.Our TAFE Commercial Cookery qualifications give you the complete 'Paddock to Plate' or 'Farm to Fork' experience. As a student you could have the opportunity to work in our campus restaurants, for example (The Nightcap in Wollongbar, Caldera in Kingscliff) depending where you live and the campus of your choice. Our Wollongbar campus in particular, has a horticulture section which provides access to fresh organic vegetable produce, as well as an extensive herb garden, orchard, and a worm farm. This ability to select and work with real ingredients from the source is a unique feature of our offerings.Work PlacementThere is a compulsory work placement component in this course. Your NC TAFE teacher will provide information and assistance with this.
Individuals may enter SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations with limitedor no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.Literacy and NumeracyWhile this training package does not specify any entry requirements, students do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy competency that will enable them to gain the required skills and knowledge to complete their course and ultimately to work in their chosen field. North Coast TAFE is committed to ensuring that students receive training, assessment and support services that meet their individual needs. Therefore, before commencing this course, you may be required to complete a literacy/numeracy assessment. This assessment is designed to identify students who may be at risk of not being able to complete their course due to the level of Literacy and Numeracy skills required to complete the course.
When you finish this course you may be eligible to progress to Certificate IIIqualifications in commercial cookery, patisserie and catering operations.
breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand, take-away cook, kitchen hand, café worker
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.