SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations will qualify students to work in various hospitality establishments such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops; and in institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

  • This course will help you launch a hospitality career. 
  • You will be required to study 8 core units and 5 electives.
  • AMES Australia organises a kitchen operations work placement for a minimum of 120 hours for each student. All students are supervised during their placement.
  • All AMES Australia industry certificate courses provide specialist English language support for refugees and migrants. 

What will I learn?

By the end of the course I will know how to

  • utilise cooking skills to create a career in Hospitality.
  • work in a commercial kitchen environment. 
  • understand hygiene & commercial cleaning. 
  • practise safety at work. 
  • prepare simple dishes, appetizers, salads, stocks, soups and sauces. 
  • prepare vegetables, eggs, and fruit dishes. 
  • work with others in an Australian workplace.

Possible career opportunities?

This qualification provides a pathway into working in a variety of kitchen operations roles. After completing this qualification you may find employment at establishments such as restaurants, hotels, catering companies, clubs, pubs, cafés, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. Possible career opportunities include; 

  • Breakfast cook
  • Catering assistant
  • Fast food cook
  • Sandwich hand
  • Takeaway cook 


An intermediate level of English is required; and, your English level will be assessed on application. 
Your aptitude for the industry will also be determined prior to enrolment.

What will I learn?

  • Australian workplace communication, culture and practices
  • Occupational Health & Safety

An intermediate level of English is required, however your English level will be assessed on application.

Course duration

20 weeks

Course dates

February - July 2018



The fee is determined by your eligibility for Government funding. Click here for more information on applicable fees or contact AMES Australia to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

How to Enrol

Enquire to find out:

  • course dates
  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.


This course can be taken under below Government Subsidised Funding Programs:

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