Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Course Details - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (PIC ONLY) (Playford International College)

Course TitleCertificate II in Kitchen Operations (PIC ONLY)
RegionNorthern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Host OrganisationPlayford International College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis Pathway is designed for students who are interested in employment in the Hospitality Industry at a basic level or as an introduction to TAFE commercial cookery or Food, Hospitality/Tourism courses. 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 will be undertaken in various enterprises where food will be prepared and served. Individuals may work with some autonomy or in a team but usually under close supervision. Students will be learning to prepare a range of food items to Hospitality Industry Standards using a variety of cooking methods such as boiling, poaching, braising, stewing, steaming, frying, baking, roasting, and grilling. When students in this course communicate with colleagues they need to provide clear and accurate verbal and written information. They are required to work both independently and as part of small team, communicating effectively with fellow trainees and some students will take on leadership roles while others are required to follow their instructions. Students need to use what they have learnt in class to guide their solutions to their problems in the kitchen while Identifying and discussing better ways to do things and to manage safety risks by participating in group risk assessment activities. Students collect, analyse and organise information to allow for safe and efficient kitchen operations. They are required to demonstrate their own self-management skills by knowing their own job roles and responsibilities in their kitchen operations. They are also expected to proactively seek and share information with colleagues on new hospitality products and services that effect kitchen operations and they will select and use technology that assists their kitchen operations. Students are expected to come with some of Food and Hospitality background or an interest in working in the Hospitality Industry. The proportion of theory to practical is 70% practical, 30% theory. Some competencies require students to complete a theory test while others include both a practical and theoretical tests. Students are required to wear the provided uniform during the course. Although students do get to try the food that they make, they need to remember that they are cooking to learn, not to feed themselves.
PathwaysThis qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as Restaurants, Hotels, Catering Operations, Clubs, Cafes, Cafeterias, Coffee Shops and Institutions such as Aged Care Facilities, Hospitals, Prisons and Schools. Possible job titles include: Breakfast Cook, Catering Assistant, Fast Food Cook, Sandwich Hand and Take-Away Food Cook.
PrerequisitesStudents are expected to have some of Food and Hospitality background or an interest in working in the Hospitality Industry.
Special RequirementsStudents will be issued with a Regional VET Uniform which must be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear Enclosed Shoes. Written Workbooks are supplied but students are required to bring writing equipment, (i.e. pens and pencils etc.), to every session. Students are also expected to source their own Work Placements but some assistance will be given.
Delivery Location(s)Playford International College, Phillip Highway, Elizabeth, SA, 5112
Car parking is available from the Goodman Road side of the College.
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Playford International College on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 15:30
Commencement date 12/02/19
Students are not expected to attend on school or public holidays however they are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise. The Orientation session for this course on Tuesday February 5th 2019 is COMPULSORY and counts as one of the 36 sessions.
Work Placement5 days
A minimum of 5 days are expected. These 5 days can also count towards students Workplace Practices subject.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 45 SACE credits
330 Nominal Hours
QualificationCertificate II in Kitchen Operations (National code SIT20312)
RTOTAFESA Regency Campus (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryBSBWOR203Work effectively with others   (15 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC101Use food preparation equipment   (25 nominal hours)
 SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable supplies   (10 nominal hours)
 SITXWHS101Participate in safe work practices   (12 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery   (45 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC011Use cookery skills effectively   (50 nominal hours)
 SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment   (13 nominal hours)
 SITXFSA101Use hygienic practices for food safety   (15 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC307Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements   (75 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC103Prepare sandwiches   (10 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC202Produce appetisers and salads   (25 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC203Produce stocks, sauces and soups   (35 nominal hours)
 SITHCCC204Produce vegetable, Fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes   (45 nominal hours)

Competencies may be subject to change.
Training Cost$1,500.00 including GST
Other Costs$30.00 including GST
Enclosed shoes are required and need to be purchased before the commencement of the course. These shoes must be worn to every session and students may need to purchase a NASSSA jacket as part of their uniform, costing approximately $30.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $250.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $1,000.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator at Paralowie R-12 School.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   15
Selection ProcessShould the course be oversubscribed a short written application and or an interview may be required.
Orientation DetailsAn Orientation Session for students will be conducted at Playford International College at 8:50am – 12:00pm on Thursday February 7th 2019, (Week 2, Term 1).
Public TransportBoth the Elizabeth Bus Exchange and the Elizabeth Train Station are only a few minutes walk from the College where a wide range of bus and train routes are easily accessible.
Contact PersonMr Neville Hubbard, Phone 8255 7566, Mobile 0427 015 108, Fax 8287 1113, Email
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