Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

cert II kitchen operations
Course Code
Course Type
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Hospitality & Tourism
Course Location
Morwell; Leongatha; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
Part Time: 9 months - 2 year
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • Ongoing
9.00am - 4.00pm *This course requires some night classes
Industry Programs
Phone: 1300 133 717
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Hospitality is a people-oriented industry where you will have the opportunity to build an interesting and varied career in diverse workplaces from small cafes to five star resorts.

In this course, you will gain the practical skills needed to work in a Commercial Kitchen. You will learn food preparation and presentation as well as some basic cooking methods.

Serving real customers in our training restaurants enables you to perfect your skills in an authentic workplace environment.  You will enhance your employability and be able to join the Hospitality Industry with confidence.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Assistant Cook
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Catering Assistant
  • Cookery Apprentice
  • Sandwich Hand
  • Second Cook
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Short Order Cook
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Take-away Cook.

Entry Requirements

Individuals may enter SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

  • Attendance at an interview.

Specialist Course Information
All students will be required to have full chef's whites and checks, complete with protective footwear, a knife kit and textbooks. The hospitality department can be contacted for advice on obtaining these.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency based. A range of assessment methods will be used, including written assignments, practical tasks and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

After achieving SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, individuals could progress to:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate III in Catering Operations
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Diploma of Events
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Events

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Times

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment *
SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery *
SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively *
SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment *
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items *
SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
* Prerequisite unit is:
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information.