Certificate III in Catering Operations


This qualification is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. It provides a pathway to work in catering settings, such as hospitals and aged care facilities, hotel banqueting departments, sporting and entertainment venues, cook-chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size. It does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, covered by the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


21 units: 13 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Use food preparation equipment; Use hygienic practices for food safety; Show social and cultural sensitivity; Clean kitchen premises and equipment; Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery; Prepare and present simple dishes; Participate in safe food handling practices; Coach others in job skills; Maintain the quality of perishable items; plus more. Electives: Use cookery skills effectively; Prepare and present sandwiches; Provide responsible service of alcohol; Transport and store food; Produce pastries; Receive and store stock; Plan and cost basic menus; Source and use information on the hospitality industry; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Certificate IV in Catering Operations

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03041M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Devonport No info No Full time
Launceston No info No Full time
Drysdale - Hobart No info No Full time
TasTAFE have a range of flexible and supported learning options available around the state to ensure that education and training programs suit individual learning styles, interests and business training needs. These options include online, workplace, self-paced, distance and evening classes, as well as onsite-training for business clients and apprentices.

Provider CRICOS: 03041M

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