Certificate III in Catering Operations

SIT30916

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

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 various catering settings, such as hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cook–chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.

Possible job titles include:

  • catering assistant
  • cook
  • food service assistant.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Sample learning outcomes

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work effectively with others
  • Use food preparation equipment