Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

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The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations focuses on the basics of cooking which takes students from knife sharpening and precision cutting to a la carte, functions and set menu cooking.

Participants study 3 days per week at Hospitality Training Australia training centres. Students spend 1 day in class studying hospitality core units. They then spend another day in the classroom learning everything about the dishes that they will cook in the cooking school. The 3rd day is the practical session held our Cooking School where they prepare, cook, serve (eat) the dishes that they cook.

Students wear a chefs uniform and are supplied with access to a chef knife kit.

The 7 week course includes preparing appetisers, salads, sandwiches; preparing vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes; coffee making.

Participants also receive training in everything OH&S, food safety,  food presentation, knife sharpening and cutting techniques.

The course timetable is offered 3 days per week for 7 weeks at Hospitality Training Australia training centres. Students will study this course at our centres at 250 Collins Street, Melbourne (between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street) and Cooking School, 112 Peel Street, North Melbourne (next to Queen Victoria Market).

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Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.

Current Intakes

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.


Melbourne Training Centre
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9639 5551
Schön Café, Bar & Restaurant
112 Peel Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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Trainer Profiles

Jeanne is a career chef who holds a TAA40104 Training & Assessment qualification and has over 20 years experience within the hospitality and catering industry. Jeanne loves her students and takes great pride in getting quality results from their input.
Raelene has had the joy of running every aspect of her successful 7 days a week fully licensed café that could seat 100 people, for 9yrs. Instructing staff, perfecting her cooking skills and learning about accounting has paved the way for her next adventure.  Raelene completed her Certificate I...
Tracey’s role at HTA is to deliver short courses, certificate & diploma courses and onsites in both cookery & food & beverage. Tracey’s has enjoyed a hospitality career span over 25 years commencing when she was still completing her Secondary Schooling. Her scope of employmen...
Jonathan holds a TAE40110 Training & Assessment qualification and working with children certificate. He has over 5 years of Hospitality Management experience both in Australia and his native country India. 
John is a career chef who holds a TAA40104 Training & Assessment qualification and has over 16 years experience within the hospitality and catering industry. John's back round spands mostly in Fine Dinning, Catering for the VRC, Melbourne Grand Prix, Royal Melbourne Show to name a few....
Mirco has enjoyed a hospitality career span over three decades. European trained, he has worked in international hotels and resorts both in Europe and Australia. He has held various positions in Food and Beverage Management; Maître d'hôtel, Restaurant Manager, Banquets Manager and Food & Bev...
Manoj has excellent interpersonal skills gained both during his degree and through work experience. Manoj has earned a Master of business administration (specialling hospitality and marketing) from Victoria University, Diploma in hospitality management from William Angliss Institute of TAFE and Bach...
Jonathon holds a TAE40110 and is a passionate hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience within the hospitality sector including chef to hotel management. He is passionate about educating the hospitality professionals of the future. 
Dean Sprague holds a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and a Diploma in Hospitality Management. He has been a trainer for Hospitality studies, cookery, business and retail for several years in both the TAFE, Corporate and private RTO environments. In 2015 Dean will celebrate his 30th year...
Hospitality Trainer   
Gina Djouma holds a Bachelor in Catering and Hotel Management and Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training. Gina has worked as a Hospitality trainer in TAFE and private RTOs delivering and assessing units in Cert IV in Hospitality and Diploma in Hospitality and Event Management. 
Pam Hague has completed a Certificate III in Hospitality and TAE40110. Pam has extensive experience in the credit and hospitality industry.
Haley Gunn is an energetic and highly motivated customer service professional with extensive experience in the food service industry. Her expertise lies in working in fine dining restaurants performing all roles with top-quality service with over 10 years experience in front of house roles. Sh...
Ryan Andrijich has completed a TAE40110 and Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. He has in-depth knowledge of the hospitality/restaurant and fine food industries with extensive experience  as a creative chef and function Manager skilled in catering for large and small events.  
Daniela Durik holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as a Diploma in Hospitality Management. She has 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 2 years experience as a Barista Trainer at Retail Food Group and is the co-owner of Ditzy Dani's Ca...
Giovanni Raggi holds an Italian Diploma in Hospitality and Commercial Cookery and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and performed a wide variety of roles both in Europe and Australia including working in luxury hotels, as...
Dean Miller joined Hospitality Training Australia in 2009 as the head chef of Schӧn Training Restaurant. With 15 years of industry experience, Dean has worked in a variety of successful commercial establishments holding positions as head chef, sous chef and chef de partie. Dean also gained experienc...
Markos Whitmore holds an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, Certificate IV in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and RSA Train the Trainer. He is an accredited trainer for RSA, RSG, Food Safety Handler and Certificate III and IV in Hospitality. With 16 years of indust...

Course Cost

The $3200.00 enrolment fee entitles eligible individual students to receive:

  • Student workbooks for all study modules;
  • Full participation in all training and assessment activities;
  • Certificate II in Hospitality, Statement of results and compliance certification;
  • Resume development assistance;
  • Work placement assistance and post training support sessions with students;
  • Cook uniform and safety foot wear;

Course Outline

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations is a Victorian Government funded course for eligible participants.

Course Outline

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices

SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment

SITHCCC102 Prepare simple dishes

SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITHIND201 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHCCC103 Prepare Sandwiches

SITHCCC202 Produce appetisers and salads

SITHCCC204 Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHCCC207 Use cookery skills effectively (Passport)




Hospitality Training Australia assists students to strengthen their resume and employability. Trainers work with students on personal grooming, interview skills, provide them a resume and they receive short course certification Food Safety and First Aid to add to their resume.

Students are then directed towards applying for well paid, meaningful jobs within the hospitality industry.

Job Placements Opportunities

All graduates access casual and part time employment opportunities with the following contract catering companies.

Click on the link below to apply for a hospitality vacancy with these employers: