What’s it about?
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.
Possible job titles include:
- breakfast cook
- catering assistant
- fast food cook
- sandwich hand
- takeaway cook
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
This qualification is suitable for VET in Schools (VETiS) delivery and for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
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, consisting of:
- 3 units from the Units of Competency document
- 2 units from the Units of Competency document, elsewhere in SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Okay, so how do I do it?
Option One: One-on-One Training
You can have the training as an individual. This allows you to have the training delivered at your own pace in a timeframe that suits you. We come to you and deliver training that fits into your work/life requirements. All assessments are completed at a pace that suits your needs.
Option Two: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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.