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If you have a passion for food, start a career in cookery

Learn more about the vibrant culinary industry and take your career to a new level.

When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you’ll have the skills you need for a rewarding career in hospitality, working as a fully qualified cook.

You’ll learn how to plan and cost menus, select and prepare a variety of food, cater for specific dietary requirements and cultural needs, and apply food safety and hygiene procedures.

3 days per week

February intake: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
April intake: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
July intake: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Please note: The information on the page is for non-apprentices only.  We do offer this course for apprentices. View apprenticeship version of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Mornington Peninsula
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
13 February (12 February orientation), 17 April (16 April orientation), 16 July

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.