Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. 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 kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

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Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however Far North Training & Consultancy has the following selection criteria for this course. The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program.


Program delivery can be face to face in a small group training environment located in Mossman. Or for participants under contract with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre and an Employer, delivery of training will be in the workplace.


Program duration for a full time student is an average of 12 months. Some students may complete the in a shorter time frame.


The program can be delivered at Far North Training & Consultancy in, Mossman.  Or on-site at each individual employer’s venue in Far North Queensland.

Award Issued

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the Qualification SIT20416 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Resources Required

Employers are required to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice in this qualification.


Full fee paying: $3300.00

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Core Units

  • BSBWOR203
    Work effectively with others
  • SITHCCC001
    Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC005
    Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC011
    Use cookery skills effectively
  • SITHKOP001
    Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXFSA001
    Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXINV002
    Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • SITXWHS001
    Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units

  • SITXCCS003
    Interact with customers
  • SITHCCC003
    Prepare and present sandwiches
  • BSBSUS201
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SITHIND002
    Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • BSBCMM201
    Communicate in the workplace
  • ** To complete this qualification you will need to complete 13 units. Electives may vary depending on job role or local industry requirements.