SIT30821 Certificate III
in Commercial Cookery

Axial’s SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a qualification reflecting the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This apprenticeship is for those who want to become qualified cooks acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to operate as a trade cook in a commercial kitchen environment. Theoretical and practical skills will be developed for the hygienic preparation and service of a range of meals in a professional manner.

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Study ModeWorkplace & Online
Total Units25 (20 Core units + 5 elective units)
Duration of CourseUp to 36 months
RecognitionNationally recognised training
Start DateEnrol anytime

Entry requirements



You will need to have access to or purchase a basic set of professional knifes and a range of other equipment. You will also be required to purchase uniform items depending on your employer.


Career outcomes

  • Cook
  • Commercial Cook
  • Banquet Cook
  • Cafe Cook
  • Bistro Cook

Course units

Pathways to further study

If your goal is to progress to higher level skills or management, this certificate course will provide a solid foundation upon which to progress into the following;

  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Certificate III in Catering Operations
  • Certificate III in Baking
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

A State Government set ‘Student Contribution Fee’ applies for this apprenticeship. See more here

Acknowledgement to Country

The Axial Training community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we gather each day. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.