Certificate 2 Kitchen Operations


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Possible job titles include:

  •          breakfast cook
  •          catering assistant
  •          fast food cook
  •          sandwich hand
  •          takeaway cook

Students can then progress to studying a Certificate 3 Kitchen Operations as a part of their year 12 studies and/or move into a school based apprenticeship. For more information on school based apprenticeships please visit https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/school-based-apprenticeships