THE PATHWAY TO BECOMING A CHEF
UP TO 1 YEAR
POSSIBLE JOB OUTCOMES
KITCHEN ASSISTANT, COOK, TAKEAWAY CHEF, SHORT ORDER COOK
13 units must be completed:
• 8 core units
• 5 elective units
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.
See one of our consultants for the full unit selection and elective unit packaging requirement.
Different combinations of elective units can be tailored for the following streams:
KITCHEN ASSISTANT STREAM
CAFE ASSISTANT STREAM
Contact QTHC for different elective options.
8 CORE UNITS
Work effectively with others
Use food preparation equipment*
Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery*
Use cookery skills effectively*+
Clean kitchen premises and equipment*
Use hygiene practices for food safety~
Maintain the quality of perishable items*
Participate in safe work practices
ELECTIVE EXAMPLES - 5 UNITS TO BE SELECTED
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Prepare and present simple dishes*
Prepare and present sandwiches*
Prepare appetisers and salads*
Participate in safe food handling practices
~ Compulsory elective unit where units with * are selected
* Prerequisite is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
+ This unit contains a compulsory work placement component called Holistic Placement, for more information on this placement please go to our Policies and Procedures section of our website.