Commercial Cookery Courses

Make your master chef dream a reality, with a hands-on commercial cookery course in Australia.

An Australian commercial cookery qualification, you will provide you with practical training and the real-world experience that is necessary transition from a culinary student to a qualified Cook or Chef.

Commercial Cookery courses focus on teaching the skills and knowledge of preparing and presenting food to the highest standards and the general operation of a commercial kitchen.

Information about Commercial Cookery Courses

Course Options

Certificate III in Commerical Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Certificate IV in Commerical Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Certificate III in Patisserie

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Diploma of Hospitality Management (Cookery Stream)

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions.

Certificate IV in Patisserie

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Career Options

Chef, Chef de partie, Restaurant Manager, Commercial Cook, Pastry Chef

English Proficiency

Usually, you will need to demonstrate you have competent English skills by showing a test results such as IELTS 5.5

High School Certificate 

You will need to provide a copy of your high school diploma to show that you have at least completed junior high school (Grade 10)

Typical Subjects that you will study in your Early Childhood Education and Care course include:

Subject Description
  • Manage diversity in the workplace
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Develop menus for special dietary requirements
  • Manage conflict
  • Manage finances within a budget
  • Lead and manage people
  • Monitor work operations
  • Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Perth

Brisbane

Cairns

Sydney

Gold Coast

Toowoomba

Melbourne

Hobart

Townsville

Adelaide

Sunshine Coast

If you are hoping to continue your studies at university, once you have finished your Diploma of Early Childcare and Education you could request course credit towards a number of different bachelor degrees such as:

Bachelor of Culinary Management

Bachelor of  Hospitality Management

Steps towards an Australian Skilled Visa

As the occupations of Commerical Cook and Chef are currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL), once qualified and with the necessary professional experience, it may be possible obtain a skilled or employer-sponsored visa that will allow you to continue to live and work in Australia once you have completed your Australian studies.

Complete your 2-year course

You will need to study a course or package of courses with a duration of at least 2 years,  that will provide you with at least a Diploma level qualification. Your Study Gurus Counselor will help you enrol in a course that will meet the duration and qualification levels to become eligible to apply for a graduate visa.

Apply for your 485 Graduate Visa

After you have studied for 2 years and completed your vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. You will need to obtain a provisional skills assessment and demonstrate your English proficiency. The graduate visa will allow you to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months so you can gain professional experience. Our team of migration agents will work with you through the graduate visa process.

Apply for a formal Skills Assessment

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Apply for a Skilled or Employer-Sponsored Visa

Upon receipt of your positive skills assessment, you may be eligible to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa or for the employer sponsorship. Common visas available to a Cook or Chef include:

  • 189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) – Points-Tested
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream
  • 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) – Employer-sponsored stream
  • 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa

*Applicants must meet the applicable visa eligibility criteria including qualifications, professional work experience, English proficiency, character

Job Outlook for Chefs

Future Growth

Very Strong

Median Weekly Pay

$1,250 is the median earnings for a full-time Chef 

Full Time Share

72% of the profession hold full time employment