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Certificate II in Hospitality - (Kitchen Operations) - SIT20312

Course Description

​This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills . They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision .

This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks.

Entry Requirements/Prerequisite Units

​There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve a Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), 13 units must be completed:

  • 8 core units
  • 5 elective units​

Core Units

  • Work effectively with others (BSBWOR203B)
  • Use hygienic practises for food saftey (SITXFSA101)
  • Use food prepartion equipment (SITHCCC101)
  • Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery (SITHCCC201)
  • Use cookery skills effectively (SITHCCC207)
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment (SITHKOP101)
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items (SITXINV202)
  • Participate in safe work practices (SITXWHS101)

Elective Units

  • Prepare sandwiches (SITHCCC103)
  • Produce appetisers and salads (SITHCCC202)
  • Produce vegetables, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes (SITHCCC204)
  • Particpate in safe food handling procedures (SITXFSA201)
  • Interact with customers (SITXCCS202)


  • ​Class based and Mixed Mode delivery average 4 months
  • Traineeships 6 – 12 months

Delivery Modes

Class based training / on the job / mixed mode.

The PTP Difference

  • ​Experience our fully operational commercial kitchen
  • Learn from Gold Plate awarded Chef/Trainer and Assessor
  • Small class sizes
  • Utilise all latest industry equipment
  • Specialised work placement opportunities

Potential Job Roles

Individuals with this qualification may be able to perform roles such as:

  • 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
Possible job titles include:
  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook

Entry Requirements

​There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways to Further Study

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)