The Cookery Elective is a Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours for VCE VET Elective,                    Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)


Cookery Industry Taster Elective - VCE 2023

Short Courses Australia's Cookery Elective is an introduction to food preparation within the hospitality industry and provides students with a set of skills and compliance certificates necessary for entry level employment within a Restaurant or Café, in a food services role.

Students earn their food safety certificates and develop food preparation skills and serve a variety of popular dishes within a simulated kitchen environment.


Block Credit - 90 Nominal Hours

The Hospitality Industry Taster Elective equals one Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours:


  • For VCE Students it provides a Credit at Unit 1 & 2.


  • For VCE VM students in provides 90 of 180 nominal hours required of VET at Certificate II level.


  • For VPC students it meets the requirement of the new certificate.


Cookery Industry Taster Elective
Units selected from SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery
Unit of Competence Nominal Hours
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices 12
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment 25
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches 15
JOB CAMP Module Job Search, Workplace Learning & VET Pathways 0
Graduation Ceremony 0
Total Nominal Hours 90



The Cookery Industry Taster Elective is delivered across 1 Semester, or 2 Terms.

Students attending Campus attend weekly 3 Hour Practical Classes, over 2 Terms, and are also required to complete self-paced projects, online learning and participate in formative assessment activities.


Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

The Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) recommends work placement and to liaise with your Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN).

Short Courses Australia includes our JOB CAMP learning module for secondary students that covers resume writing, job search and the interview process.


Block Credit Recognition In The VCE

VCE Student, VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) students receive a Credit towards their VCE, VCE VM or VPC for each 90 hour block elective of VET completed.

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Course Delivery Location

The Cookery Indsutry Taster Elective is delivered at our training campus located 350 Collins Street, Melbourne

To Host a Cookery Industry Taster Elective at your school contact Short Courses Australia on 1300 747 430 Email:


Employment Pathways

On completion of the Cookery Industry Taster Elective a student will be able to apply for entry level employment within a café, restaurant or food preparation business.


Study Pathways

A student can use their learning to continue their vocational education and training through enrolment in the Certificate II in Cookery, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, SBAT, Traineeship or Apprenticeship


Enrol Now | Cookery Elective

The VET Material Fee for the Cookery Industry Taster Elective is $225.00 per VCE Student.

Click Here for information as to how a Secondary School can Host a Cookery Industry Taster Elective for their VCE, VM and VPC Students at their School

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Customer Reviews

  • Cookery Taster Program | review from Gajendra Singh

    26 September 2022

    -  Gajendra Singh

  •  | review from George Csifo

    20 September 2022

      "The trainer was very informative and succinct"

    -  George Csifo

  •  | review from Khristine Evasco

    14 September 2022

      "Amazing presentation, right to the point, easy to understand and very helpful. Incorporated everyones input in relation to each individuals industry."

    -  Khristine Evasco

  • Cookery Taster Program | review from Merrich Withers

    06 September 2022

    -  Merrich Withers

  •  | review from Lucy Brown

    02 September 2022

      "Highly recommend SCA for all training needs. A great trainer that facilitated a productive, knowledgeable and ultimately fun session."

    -  Lucy Brown

  •  | review from Jesus is Lord

    30 August 2022

    -  Jesus is Lord

  • Cookery Taster Program | review from Frank Maddicks

    23 August 2022

      "I have just completed the New Entrant Liquor License Training course, which was conducted by Short Courses Australia. The presentation of the course by our trainer was very professional, covered a very wide range of topics and the participants were all involved. Would totally recommend Short Courses Australia."

    -  Frank Maddicks

  •  | review from Peter Papos

    23 August 2022

      "Extremely informative and enjoyable. The instructor Lindy made the course easy to understand and interacted with the class with real life scenarios. Definitely will be back to do other courses with this organisation. Highly Recommend if you need your RSA accreditation."

    -  Peter Papos

  •  | review from Des Dunn

    23 August 2022

      "I was most impressed with the very helpful and informative online tutoring provided by Short Courses Australia in regard to my obtaining my Responsible Serving of Alcohol certification... Mary Dunn"

    -  Des Dunn

  • Cookery Taster Program | review from Tharindi De Abrew

    22 August 2022

      "My expectations were fulfilled, and the course was a rewarding experience. Mr. Dean, the presenter, covered everything I needed to know and more. He presented the information in an engaging way. After two days, I received my certificate, for which I am incredibly grateful to the short course provider. I'll undoubtedly schedule courses in the future."

    -  Tharindi De Abrew

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