About this course

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Language, Literacy and Numeracy support provided.


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of kitchen functions and activities that require the application of a limited range of practical skills in a defined context. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Individuals may work with some autonomy or in a team but usually under close supervision.   Course Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 10  OR
  • Mature age entry applicable
  • L : Reading and writing skills
  • L : Oral communication skills
  • N : Numeracy and mathematics skills
Learning Outcomes
  • Preparing breakfast items
  • Preparing a range of fast food items
  • Preparing a range of non-alcoholic drinks
  • Preparing sandwiches
  • Preparing appetisers and salads
  • Preparing hot and cold desserts
Employment Opportunities To enable students who have successfully completed the course to work in the following areas:
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Take-away Cook
  • Fast food Cook
Work Placement 40 hours work placement within a Hospitality industry is a compulsory component of this course. REACH for Training is responsible for the work placement: Insurance is provided.

Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name


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

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name


Prepare and present sandwiches


Prepare appetisers and salads


Prepare stocks, sauces and soups


Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes


Communicate in the workplace

Career Pathway