Kitchen Operations

Certificate II

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

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 Placement
There is a compulsory work placement component in this course.  Your NC TAFE teacher will provide information and assistance with this.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway, including a school based traineeship.

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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.

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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.

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