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.
  • Units of study

    SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

    Nominal Hours

    BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others


    SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery


    SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment


    SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment


    SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively


    SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety


    SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices


    SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items




    Commercial Cookery and Catering


    SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes


    SITHCCC009 Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods


    Communication and Teamwork


    BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace


    First Aid


    HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

    NB: Credit transfer on evidence of competency


    Food Safety


    SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food-handling practices


    Total course hours

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

Course duration

20 weeks

Course dates

February - July 2019



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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