Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

cert II kitchen operations
Course Code
SIT20312 (Expression of interest)
Course Type
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 GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day); Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014
  • Ongoing

Morwell Campus - February 2013, July 2013 and ongoing

Part Time:
  • February 2013

Morwell Campus - February 2013, July 2013 and ongoing

9.00am - 4.00pm *This course requires some night classes

Sionainn Hayes
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: sionainnh@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Alison Lawless
Phone: (03) 5120 4505
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: alisonla@gippstafe.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 GippsTAFE 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

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:

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units

BSBWOR203B 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 hygienic practices for food safety
Maintain the quality of perishable items*
Participate in safe work practices
*Prerequisite unit is:

Use hygienic practices for food safety
Elective Units
*A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information