To achieve this qualification you must complete 13 units of competency, consisting of 8 core units and 5 elective units. The elective units listed are those which CTA Training Specialists trains (the final units that are selected from this list are dependent on qualification packaging rules which can be discussed with our trainers):
- BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
- SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment*
- SITHCCC005 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery*
- SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively*
- SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment*
- SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
- SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items*
- SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
- SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes*
- SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches*
- SITHCCC006 Produce appetisers and salads*
- SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
* SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite unit
Pathways into the qualification
You may enter SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. However, it is recommended that you gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, you could progress to the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Credit Transfer/National Recognition
Credit transfer is where you may have completed Units or a course with another Registered Training Organisation and it is relevant and/or able to be used for your current and anticipated study. Please note that CTA Training Specialists is committed to applying Credit Transfer to Qualifications/Units completed at other training organisations. There will be no charge to the student for credit transfers. Please discuss this with one of our qualified support team while you are discussing your study pathway.More Information
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Blended Learning Options
At CTA Training Specialists we work with you to help you gain a qualification that is relevant to your career goals. Through choosing electives that interest you, offering Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to help you achieve your goals faster and course tailoring to suit your current work situation and job responsibilities, we are there with you – all the way!
All of our qualification based courses are based around the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) which is the national set of standards that ensures consistency, high quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training. What this means, is that you can be confident you are getting the very best education all the way through your career in hospitality.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.
This qualification is delivered:
- Full-time over 12 months or
- Part-time over 24 months
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations provides a pathway to work in commercial kitchens. Participants will be required for training one (1) day per month and either be employed full time (40 hours) a week or part time (20) hours a week to gain the required workplace skills and knowledge. As part of the Training and Assessment process, students will be required to undertake practical assessment within their workplace or a suitable designated workplace.
Training and assessment is delivered face to face for each student in their local area in clustered training sessions. Students must be able to attend these training sessions to complete all units of competency. Students will be completing their practical training components in a simulated environment in hospitality venues throughout Queensland and will be provided all equipment and facilities required to complete the units of competency in this qualification. Students will be completing the theory component of this qualification in a classroom environment forming the remaining part of the training schedule.
Download the SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations qualification information for the full course details.
CTA Training Specialists is responsible for ensuring compliance and conducts regular reviews on all of its Training and Assessment strategies. CTA Training Specialists will ensure that through the implementation of the Australian Qualifications Framework Issuance Policy that students will be issued the certification documentation to which they are entitled to within 30 days.
In accordance with the VET Quality Framework Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015, CTA Training Specialists does not guarantee that a student will successfully complete this course or obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO. There is no guarantee provided that a training product can be completed in a manner which fails to meet the requirements of Clauses 1.1 and 1.2 of these Standards.
You or your employer may be eligible for assistance in studying this course.
Funding by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is available for this qualification through Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) and User Choice. Please refer to the Government Contracts tab below for further information or click here to view our Government Contracts page.
To view the fees and charges applicable, please click here.
See the Vocational Education and Training Investment Fact Sheet for further details. There is a requirement to complete a student employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the qualification.
Please also don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual options.
The RTO has implemented polices to protect and support the students’ rights. If the RTO or a third party ceases to deliver the agreed training and/or assessment, the student will be refunded any outstanding amounts for training and will be referred to another provider.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be viewed in the Participant’s Handbook. To view our refund policy, please click here. To view our complaints and appeals procedure, please click here.
Are you an International or overseas student?
If you are currently an overseas student or in Australia on a Student Visa you are NOT eligible to enrol into this course with Servir Group Pty Ltd t/a CTA Training Specialists as we are not CRICOS/ELICOS registered. Please contact your nearest CRICOS registered RTO.
Are there any pre requisites for this course?
* SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite units
- International Student on a subclass 500 study visa will need to apply to a CRICOS approved provider, for more information, please visit the CRICOS website.
- If you are an International student on a visa other than a subclass 500 visa, you are eligible to complete one of our courses.
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
Some students undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school.
Vocational Education and Training is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.
Students can undertake vocational education and training at school:
- As part of their school studies – delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation (RTO)
- By enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO – funded either by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification or
- As a school-based apprentice or trainee.
VETiS funding by the VET investment budget
VETiS qualifications funded by the VET investment budget are delivered by RTOs who have been approved by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training as pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Schools, in consultation with students and their parents, are able to choose any PQS for the eligible qualification.
VETiS qualifications on the Queensland Training Subsidies List are at the certificate I and II level. Students who wish to access the VET investment budget to undertake a Certificate III qualification should do so as a school-based apprentice or trainee (SAT).
For further details on VETiS funded by the VET investment budget and VETiS qualifications, please refer to:
What is the user choice program?
The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.
How do I participate?
Choose a qualification that interests you and become an apprentice or trainee.
Which Apprenticeships and Traineeships are funded under the user choice program?
Not all apprenticeships and traineeships attract government funding. The funding priority will determine the level of public funds contributed to training regardless of whether the qualification is an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Can I start an apprenticeship or traineeship if I am still at school?
Yes you can. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) are available in many occupations in Queensland. Students should be in either year 10, 11 or 12, but may be able to enter a SAT prior to starting year 10 in exceptional circumstances. In these circumstances, a business case must be submitted to the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and approved prior to commencing the SAT.
The SAT is undertaken as part of the high school studies. A SAT employment and/or training arrangement must impact on the school timetable for the program to be considered school-based. Apprenticeships or traineeships which do not have an impact on the student’s school timetable are not considered a SAT.
All SATs must be supported by the employer, the school, a supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) referred to as the training organisation, and the parent or guardian. SATs are paid for the time spent working with their employer.
SATs receive funding for their training aligned to the priority level of the qualification.
SATs are exempt from paying student fees under the User Choice program while they are still at school.
Parties to the training contract for a SAT should be aware that there are a number of conditions that apply to the training contract, including the amount of training that a SAT can do while they are still attending school. There are also conditions related to the transition of a SAT into full-time or part-time apprenticeship/traineeship arrangements once school has been completed.
Visit the Apprenticeships Info website for more information on school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Am I eligible for a funded place in the user choice program?
To be eligible for a government contribution towards the costs of training, an apprentice or trainee must have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and be registered in Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s registration system DELTA. The contract commencement date or recommencement date must be on or after 1 July 2010, and the training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier status for the nominated qualification.
The government contribution for a User Choice funding contribution is detailed in the apprentice or trainee’s letter of registration from the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and is subject to student eligibility and their selection of an eligible PQS as their SRTO.
Are there any rules I should be aware of in relations to funding?
Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.
In addition, apprentices and trainees, including SATs, can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice Program.
There are other rules specifically related to funding for SATs, so students and their parents/guardians should discuss their intentions with their school’s vocational education and training coordinator prior to signing up as a SAT. Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers are another good source of information.
Will I be expected to pay fees and charges to my RTO?
Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. In some cases though, an RTO may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee. SATs are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may (visit the Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates information) be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school. Your SRTO will provide in detail its fees and charges policy, including full costs method of collection, refunds and exemptions prior to enrolment.
Successfully securing this qualification provides you with the foundation skills and knowledge you need to start working in the hospitality industry.
You could find yourself working in various hospitality settings, such as:
- Coffee shops
In varied roles including:
- Breakfast cook
- Catering assistant
- Fast food cook
- Sandwich hand
- Takeaway cook.
The SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is also suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway. It is a great qualification that provides you with the opportunity to launch your career in hospitality.
If you want to find out how a Certificate II can kick start your hospitality career, simply fill out our enquiry form and one of our qualified support team will be in touch to discuss your study pathway with you.
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