Turn your passion for food into a culinary career with the SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations.


This practical qualification is designed as a pathway to prepare students with the essential technical skills and hands-on industry experience to work in various catering settings, such as hospitals, aged care facilities, child care centres and sporting and entertainment venues.


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


Within this qualification students will develop a sound knowledge of cookery skills and industry operations in all aspects of planning, organising, preparing and cooking food in a commercial kitchen environment.


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 21 units. These units are made up of 12 core units plus 9 elective units.


Core Units

  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others.
  • SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment.
  • SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes.
  • SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery.
  • SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
  • SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity.
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.
  • SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills.
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items.
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices.


Elective Units

  • SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches.
  • SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads.
  • SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes.
  • SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively.
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements.
  • SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages.
  • SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage.
  • SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food.
  • 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 12 months to complete.

Course Fees

Please contact us for information on our pricing and payment options.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a:


Food Service Assistant

Assist with the preparation and serving of meals and beverages to customers and guests, while providing a high level of customer service.


Catering Assistant

Provide support to caterers and chefs to prepare food for guests and assist with the smooth operation of the kitchen.

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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