The SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations provides the ideal foundation for those seeking a career within the commercial cookery industry.


This entry-level qualification is designed as a pathway to prepare students with the essential technical skills and hands-on industry experience to take the next step into an apprenticeship or traineeship, or further study within the hospitality sector.


Students will learn under the guidance of the very best qualified and professional chefs.


Within this qualification students will develop industry knowledge in the basics of food preparation and cookery skills, including how to use hygienic practices, maintain perishable goods, prepare basic dishes and how to clean kitchen premises and equipment.


This nationally accredited qualification provides the foundations required to upskill and pursue further course studies in the hospitality industry, or go on to university.

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Units of Study

This qualification contains a total of 13 units. These units are made up of 8 core units plus 5 elective units.


Core Units

  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others.
  • SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment.
  • SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery.
  • SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively.
  • SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items.
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices.


Elective Units

  • SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads.
  • SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups.
  • SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes.
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict.
  • SITXINV001 Receive and store stock.

Training will take place at Icon Training Academy's state-of-the-art training facility at Robina Town Centre.

Course Duration

This qualification will take approximately six (6) months to complete.

Course Fees

$2,643 per person, subject to eligibility. 


A co-contribution fee may apply to non-eligible students. Payment options are available, please contact us for more information.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides a pathway for individuals to be competent to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs and cafés, in which roles may include breakfast cook, fast food cook, sandwich hand, takeaway cook or catering assistant.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, students may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine any learner support requirements.


For all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, it is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To make your USI, visit the Australian government page here: Create a USI.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Completed similar courses or training? If students hold prior relevant work experience or formal qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), these may count as credit towards specific units. Please contact us for more information regarding eligibility or applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Further Information

For further information, please download the information sheet below or contact us.



For all enquiries, please give our office a call or send us an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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