Certificate II in Cookery

The Certificate II in Cookery reflects the roles of those working in kitchens, who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills. They are involved in routine and repetitive tasks, while work under direct supervision.

SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery Qualification

6 - 12 months flexible study.

Not only are our courses of the highest quality, with world-class trainers, but we also offer some of the most affordable choices in Australia. If that's not enough, you can contact us and we'll see if we can help make the course more affordable e.g. Payment plans.

We also offer subsidised training for school leavers and eligible Queensland residents through several funding programs. Visit here for more details about the funding programs and check if you're eligible!

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Flexible Learning to Suit Your Lifestyle

The Certificate II in Cookery can be delivered online or via classroom sessions at our Gold Coast campus.

This qualification consists of 13 units to complete


• SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (core)

• SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices (core)

• SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment (core)

• SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment (core)


• SITHCCC024 Prepare and present simple dishes (elective)

• SITHCCC028 Prepare appertisers and salads (elective)

• SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery (core)

• SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces, and soups (elective)

• SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes (elective)


• SITHCCC034 Work effectively in a commercial kitchen (core)

• SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock (core)


• SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices (elective)


• SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity (elective)

Start Your Learning at Your Convenience

A rolling intake allowing you to start the course whenever suits you. Study with flexible learning options and ongoing support.

Entry requirements
  • Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) of secondary school and/ or demonstrated work experience.
  • Achievement of a satisfactory result in the College's Language, Literacy and Numeracy Admission Test.
  • An interview to gauge an applicant's aptitude and suitability to the intended course may be required at the College's discretion.

How to Enrol – a quick guide

  1. Fill out the relevant application form on the enrolment page (you can download a PDF form if you have an older browser or a slow internet connection).
  2. Submit the online form or send your completed PDF application form to [email protected]
  3. We will review your application form, if you are accepted, you will receive a "Letter of Offer" via email
  4. Sign and return via email the written acceptance offer to Barrington College Admissions Officer together with payment, for the amount specified in the "Letter of Offer". Call us on +617 55625700, if you require any assistance.

The following information will be provided to students at the beginning of each course

  • A course outline indicating units of work, units of competency, assessment requirements, materials and equipment required
  • A student handbook
  • RPL process and complaints and appeals processes will be discussed
  • Vocational outcomes and opportunities will be discussed/credit transfers will be outlined
  • Work placement application form if required

Enrolment Procedure:

Prior to enrolment, prospective students will receive a letter of offer which contains information on fees and charges, code of practice and refund policy. The course guide and student handbook are also available on our website. This contains information on entry requirements, the induction and orientation procedure, payment options and unit details. In order to apply for enrolment students must return the signed letter of offer, this process ensures enrolment. Course content and assessment procedures are explained and vocational outcomes are outlined in the course handbook and covered during the students orientation procedure in the first session.

The SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery
provides you with a strong foundation to

Gain employment, up-skill for
a promotion, or start your own business

This qualification covers the basic skills required in food preparation and equipment handling. Students learn fundamentals in procedures, foods safety and hygiene as well as develop cookery skills throughout the course.

This nationally recognised qualification is valued by industry. This course, provides a solid foundation for those seeking a career within the industry.


Recognition of Prior Learning is the process of formal recognition for skills and knowledge gained through previous learning such as:

  • Life experiences
  • Previous formal learning
  • Employment
  • Recreational or personal interests

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for part or all of your intended study, based on your previous experiences and learning. For more information regarding RPL and how to apply, please discuss this with your educator.

You may be eligible for a credit transfer if you have previously undertaken training through a Registered Training Organisation. Credit transfer may be granted for one or more units or a full certificate level.

Three major factors need to be considered:

  1. How current the qualification is
  2. Mapping to the current training and
  3. If the training was undertaken with a Registered Training Organisation.

If you think you may be eligible for a credit transfer you will need to provide the following:

  • The original Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate for your educators to sight
  • A copy of the Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate
  • Or a certified copy of your qualification signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP)



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