- This course is eligible for JobTrainer and Free TAFE in 2021
Do you want to become a qualified cook or chef? If you love food and cooking, being creative and working in a team then this could be a career for you.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Qualified cook/chef
- Head chef
- Kitchen attendant
- Catering team assistant
What You'll Learn
As a cookery student, you’ll be taught by some of the best in the business in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment.
Learn all facets of working in a professional kitchen including:
- How to prepare and cook appetisers and salads, poultry and game, seafood, meat, hot and cold desserts, pastries, cakes, and yeast goods.
- Master the basics like stocks, sauces, soups, vegetables, eggs and pasta dishes.
- Learn key industry skills such as teamwork, food safety, hygiene, and organising supplies.
You’ll also develop real skills and experience working in The Gordon’s professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant.
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 12 months
- 3-4 days a week
- 3 years
- 1-2 days a week
- 3 years
You can choose from three delivery modes:
- On-campus full-time: you can expect approximately 20-30 hours of class attendance each week.
- On-campus part-time: you will attend one day per week.
- Apprenticeship: you will be employed in the industry and undertake study with us part-time over 5-6 weeks per year for block release, or one day per week for day release.
- Ask us about our new blended training model which incorporates monthly workshops and workplace learning.
- Applicants must be aged 17 or over
- Applicants are expected to have language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level.
- Basic computer skills
- Special consideration may be given to students who are aged under 17, and may be required to complete additional paperwork and/or assessment.
- Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Each qualification is made up of units of study. To gain RPL, you will need to demonstrate that you have the required skills and knowledge to meet the competencies of the unit.
Assessment for this course is based on:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Industry placement
About The Gordon Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.
Gordon Institute of TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3044)