About the course

About the course

Gain the culinary skills and expertise you need with our commercial cookery apprenticeship.

You’ll learn everything from making bread and filleting fish, to creating menus and cooking specialist dishes from recipes provided by top chefs. 

Plus during our cooking course you can take up the opportunity to enter a range of prestigious industry awards and competitions, such as the ‘Fonterra Food Services Proud to be a Chef’ competition.

You will also get the opportunity to meet other people in your field when you participate in any required gap training.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


You can begin this course at any time in the year

Full time: 3 years

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Career Outcomes


This course sets you up to apply for employment opportunities such as that of a head chef in a small businesses or as a sous chef in larger kitchens. You may go on to find work in a range of commercial kitchen environments such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs, event catering organisations, airlines, hospitals, student accommodation areas, industry cafeterias and corporate organisations.

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Entry Requirements


APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

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Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion will enable you to apply for:

  • Certificate IV in Patisserie (Trainee)
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (Apprentice)
  • Diploma of Hospitaltiy Management 
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free TAFE
Tuition Fee$0
Service Fee$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80
Material Fee$0
Retain Course Items$0
Total Course Estimate$405
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$240

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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