Certificate II in Kitchen Operations


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 a 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 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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Course Information

Course : Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Course Code : SIT20312
Duration : 7 weeks
Price : $105
Enrolment Pack :

Current Intakes

Course : Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Start Date : Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Start Date : Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Start Date : Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am


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

Elton has over 10 years hospitality industry, primarily with the Hard Rock Cafe group. Elton held a role as Restaurant Manager of Schon Training Restaurant where it was his role to oversee operations and to train students rostered to work front of house within the restaurant. Elton completed his Cer...
Andrew has 25 years of experience in hotels, pubs and clubs across Australia and is a brilliant trainer. He holds a TAE40110 Training & Assessment qualification and working with children certificate. His most recent hospitality employment experience was with Crown Casino before he made the trans...
During his time as a chef, Chris has worked with different celebrity chefs such as Kylie Kwong, Matt Moran, Christine Manfield. He has also appeared in numerous cooking classes and demonstration shows which have included, the "Good Food & Wine Show" in Melbourne and "Slow Food...
Josef began his cooking career from an early age after successfully graduating from one of the oldest Hotel Schools in Europe. His culinary studies were completed in Austria and Germany before setting out to further his passion for food in 4 and 5 star establishments working with high calibre Chefs...
Raji was trained in various 5 Star Restaurants and Hotels in India, specialising in French and Indian Cooking, before immigrating to Australia. He obtained his Advance Diploma in Cookery and has worked as a chef in various restaurants and function venues in Melbourne which include The Grand Hyatt, A...
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...
Bridie is a chef by trade with 10 years experience in the hospitality industry. She completed her Certificate IV in Training and Education in 2010 and joined Hospitality Training Australia in 2012. Bridie strives to utilise the skills and knowledge she has acquired during her career to provide top-q...
Darren has worked in hospitality for 30 years – holding positions ranging from waiter in several of Melbourne’s iconic Italian restaurants through to Executive Manager of Erskine House, Lorne. He also worked for a period in and around the independent Melbourne theatre scene. Darren has b...
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...
  Kaiser Chettri holds a TAE40110 Training & Assessment qualification and working with children certificate.  He has a strong  back ground within the Hospitality Industry having  developed his career working with  some of the most reputed Hotel chains in the world...
Rory Barnes is an RN with experience in running Emergency Wards. He has a long history in the First Aid arena, beginning with St Johns Cadets as a young teen. In the United States he spent 3 years working with the American Red Cross. He holds TAE CERT IV, Level III First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma...
David Gilligan is a Chef with 35 years of experience working in the catering industry. David began his career working as a trainee in Melbourne restaurant Clichy and moved on to London to work at Leith’s restaurant. He worked as Executive Chef for the Victorian Arts Centre and operated his own...
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...
Leanne has over 15 years in Food and Beverage having worked in all types of hospitality venues from sandwich bars to luxury resorts, both in Australia and Europe. She has holds a BSB 51107 Diploma of Management and TAE 40110 Training and Assessment qualifications.
Eleanor’s hospitality career spans over 16 years. She holds TAE40110 qualification and a working with Children’s certificate. Her hospitality career has seen her Head Chef of many well known establishments including The National Gallery of Australia in the ACT, Kitchen Manager of a Rest...
Shane is a Hospitality professional with over ten years experience in some of Melbourne's best Cafes and Bars.   He currently holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is training students in Certificate II and III in Hospitality.   He is highly passionate about all things...
Colin has over 40 years experience in the hospitality industry, a fully qualified chef with international experience graduating to Hotelier. Colin wants to preserve the integrity and standards of hospitality by passing on the knowledge to others starting out their careers in the industry."...
Natalie O'Donoughue, has a TAE Qualification and Working with Children Check. She has worked around the Gold Coast and Melbourne, owning her own restaurant and managing several establishments throughout her 20 years experience. She has a passionate,commited love affair with the industry, from it...
Bronwyn has over 15 years experience within the Hospitality industry, developing her career within the front of house operations. She has worked as a Restaurant Manager, Functions Manager and in Events. Bronwyn has also worked as a Recruitment Consultant within the hospitality and retail industries....
Renee Deason- Been in the hospitality industry her whole life running cafes and resturants with her family. She brought her own business when she was 18 specialising in growing and buying local produce, wood fired pizzas. 
Stuart France graduated from Hotel School in the U.K. 25 years ago, completed management training with a national hotel company and then embarked on a global odyssey holding sommelier, supervisory and managerial roles with industry leaders such as Okura Hotels, Conran Restaurants, Sheraton Hotels, D...
Scott is a career Front of House Manager with over twenty years experience in Food and Beverage Management. Scott currently holds a TAA40104 Training & Assessment qualification along with Certificate IV Hospitality and Certificate III Management. Scott enjoys the challenge of teaching new concep...
Peter is a Professional Restaurateur. Having worked in the industry for over 25 years and brings to the company a wealth of experience and knowledge. His passion is to pass on his passion and expertise to the next generation of restaurant workers. Peter holds a Cert. IV in Training and Assessment an...
Bill has been a hospitality professional, predominantly as a chef in various catering businesses for a combined 16 years. For the past six and a half years he has put this knowledge and experience to use as a hospitality trainer in several training organisations. He has specialised in commercial coo...
TJ hold a TAE40110 Training & Assessment qualification and working with children card. He has over 18 years experience with hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs across Melbourne and he is a fantastic trainer. His current hospitality employment experience is with Melbourne Racing Club where he wor...
Judith Barnes holds a TAE Cert IV, First Aid level III, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, and Customer Contact Level III. Jude has over 25 years of experience training in both hospitality and first aid.
“Carolyn Tanner has over ten years hospitality experience, working in some of the top tourist destinations across Australia. Having a vast background in Front of House and Food & Beverage (Hotels and Resorts), Carolyn wanted to share her knowledge and love of the industry with others ready...
Murray has 17 years experience as a chef and workplace trainer, including fine dining and catering. he is holding TAE Cert IV in Training and assessment.  
Renee is a career chef who holds a TAE41104 Training and Assessment qualification and has over 11 years’ experience within the Hospitality industry. Renee’s cookery background stems mainly from Fine Dining working with Prestigious and successful Chefs around Melbourne. Renee has also wor...
Hospitality has always been a part of Anita’s life, she grew up in her Families Restaurant and has always been entrenched in the industry.   Her career has encompassed working in management of both front and back of house areas, within Starwood Hotels and Resorts Internationally and most...
Manoj has an 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 B...
Christine has worked for over 15 years in the Hospitality industry in restaurants, cafes and hotels in front of house positions both here and overseas. Christine has been working in the training sector for several years holding a Diploma of Hospitality and an updated Training and Assessment qualific...
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Course Cost

The $105.00 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;
  • Diary, pen and bag.

Course Outline

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

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 OHS, 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: