Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Current Qualification)

General Description: 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. 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 kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, caf├ęs, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Career Opportunities: 

Job roles

Possible job titles include:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • take-away cook.
  • Course Duration: 

    Generally this study course can take between 0.5 months -1 year in order to complete, determined by an individual's circumstances and also the mode of study that you decide on. As an illustration, if you decided to do this study course online and continually commit enough time to complete the projects and assignments each week you could possibly complete the course well ahead of the time.

    Method of Study: 

    In-class study offers you a structured educational experience and continuous face-to-face contact with your trainers, tutors, lecturers and classmates. Online, Correspondence and Distance Education programs present you with the ability to study from just about anyplace, anytime! This can be ideal if you need flexibility and can't commit to attending traditional classes. You have the ability to study at your very own tempo and complete the training primarily based on your very own agenda. Contact us today to verify which learning method may perhaps suit you best. Work based Training is quite effective to utilise the skills and knowledge learned in the course and apply them at the workplace.

    Course Category: 

    This particular course lies within the Hospitality, Barista, RSA and Tourism classification of courses. Food and Hospitality is the study of making, presenting and providing cuisine and alcoholic beverages, and serving up hospitality services. The key intent of this area of education is to increase an awareness of the preparation of foods and refreshments, and the supply of hospitality services which includes front office procedures, cleaning and food and beverage service. Courses of this type consist of: Hospitality, Coffee Making, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Food and Beverage Service, Baking and pastry making, Cooking and Food Hygiene to mention a few. Tourism is the study associated with the framework and procedures of the tourism field, tour guiding, and ticketing and booking techniques. The primary reason of this kind of field of education is to establish the ability to plan, direct and arrange travel related operations in order that a top quality service is provided efficiently and effectively. You'll find it includes developing an awareness of the theories of advertising travel related expert services.


    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    RPL is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors.


    RPL is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors.


    Learners who successfully complete this program are able to articulate with and receive credits for relevant units of competency from other qualifications in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package . When you finish this course you can gain articulation into SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality and SIT30816 Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery).


    Total number of units = 13
    8 core units plus
    5 elective units, of which

  • 3 units from the list below
  • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

    Core units

    BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

    SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment

    SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

    SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively

    SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

    SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

    SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items

    SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

    Elective units


    TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations

    Client and Customer Service

    SITXCCS003 Interact with customers

    Commercial Cookery and Catering

    SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes

    SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches

    SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs

    SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads

    SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

    SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

    SITHCCC009 Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods

    SITHCCC010 Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods

    Communication and Teamwork

    BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

    SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity

    Environmental Sustainability

    BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    First Aid

    HLTAID003 Provide first aid

    Food Safety

    SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

    SITXFSA003 Transport and store food

    Working in Industry

    SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

  • Course Fees: 

    Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

    The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

    First qualification- $870

    Second qualification- 1040

    Concession- $160

    Exemption- $0

    Trainees: from 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

    Fee For Service - $3000
    Payment Plans Available**
    **conditions apply