Your pathway towards becoming a professional chef starts with the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.


  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Cook
  • Short order cook
  • Takeaway chef
  • Kitchen staff

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Course: SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Study mode: Workplace, School-based
Availability:SA, NSW, QLD
Price: See below

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Information


Nominal duration
9 months to 12 months

Course Materials
All course materials provided.

Study at your own pace

Access to internet and email.

Delivery Method
Workplace and face-to-face practical workshops.

Assignments and workplace assessments.

Course Structure

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

  • 8 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
    • 3 units from the SIT20416 training package elective unit selection
    • 2 units from the SIT20416 training package elective unit selection, elsewhere in SIT16 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

8 Core units


Work effectively with others
Use food preparation equipment *
Prepare 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

Elective units (compulsory) from SIT20416 elective selection


Prepare and present simple dishes *
Prepare and present sandwiches *
Participate in safe food handling practices

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Fees and Pricing

Government Funding

Training may be delivered through Commonwealth funding to eligible students. Subsidised fees are calculated based on the level of qualification.

Additional funding may also be available in your state through State funding.

Full Fees

For domestic students who are not eligible for Government funding, the training is available as a full fee training plan. A 10% discount is available for domestic students partaking in full qualifications who make a total upfront payment on enrolment. Payment plans and RPL is available on request.

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