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Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon’s hospitality courses will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in a working kitchen in various roles. The Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) provides students with a range of practical skills to operate in a supervised kitchen workplace. Students will develop food handling and preparation skills to prepare them for entry into the hospitality industry. Major areas of study include basic methods of cookery, organisation, preparation and presentation of food; receiving store supplies, cleaning and maintenance of kitchen premises, following workplace hygiene procedures, working in a socially diverse environment and the development of knowledge about the hospitality industry. The Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) enhances your status and future employment prospects. Graduates may work as short order cooks or in a similar role in cafes, bistros, hotels, clubs, canteens and commercial catering operations.
  • Entry requirements
    To apply to study the Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) you must fill out a Direct Entry Application Form. There are no specific entry requirements for the Certificate II course. Applicants be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts equivalent to a Year 10 qualification*. You may be required to attend an information session and your skills base may be evaluated at this time. * If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to study the Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx.  Hours

    Use Basic Methods of Cookery     45
    Organise and Prepare Food     20
    Present Food     6
    Receive and Store Kitchen Supplies     10
    Clean and Maintain Kitchen Premises     10
    Prepare Cook and Serve Food (Holistic Unit)     50
    Work with Colleagues and Customers     20
    Work in a Socially Diverse Environment     20
    Follow Health, Safety and Security Procedures     5
    Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures     15
    Develop and Update Hospitality Industry Knowledge     25
    Prepare Sandwiches     6
    Prepare Appetisers and Salads     25
    Prepare Stocks, Sauces and Soups     35
    Prepare Vegetables, Eggs and Farinaceous Dishes     45
    Prepare and Cook Poultry and Game     25
    Prepare Pastry, Cakes and Yeast Goods     40
    The Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) is a full-time three-month course*. You can expect approximately 35 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes are generally in February, April and September.

    * Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.

    Selection Criteria
    Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) applications will be accepted in date order of receipt.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

        * Kitchen hand
        * Apprentice cook

    Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
    Certificate IV In Hospitality(Commercial Cookery)
    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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