SIT30913 - Certificate III in Asian Cookery

Know Asian food? Get recognised for it.

While you're busy preparing Asian sauces, dips, salads, appetisers, and other delightful snacks, your skills in Asian Cookery are working for you preparing you to achieve formal recognition for what you already know how to do.

A nice path forward for those who wish to become certified, expand their career horizons, or enter the field of Asian Cookery, bring your skills in sashimi, sushi, Japanese desserts, dim sum, tandoori, and Indian cookery for maximum status.

Rethermalise your career in Asian Cookery and watch the orders pour in.

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Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

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25 units must be completed:

  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • 1 unit from the list below
  • 4 units from the list below, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.


The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.


Core units 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

SITHASC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery *

SITHASC202 Produce Asian appetisers and snacks *

SITHASC203 Produce Asian stocks and soups *

SITHASC204 Produce Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments *

SITHASC205 Produce Asian salads *

SITHASC206 Produce Asian rice and noodles *

SITHASC301 Produce Asian cooked dishes *

SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment *

SITHCCC307 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements *

SITHCCC309 Work effectively as a cook *

SITHKOP101 Clean kitchen premises and equipment *

SITHKOP302 Plan and cost basic menus

SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA201 Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXHRM301 Coach others in job skills

SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items *

SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety


Elective units 


BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace

TLIE1005A Carry out basic workplace calculations

Asian Cookery 

SITHASC207 Produce curry pastes and powders *

SITHASC302 Produce Asian desserts *

SITHASC303 Produce Japanese cooked dishes *

SITHASC304 Produce sashimi *

SITHASC305 Produce sushi *

SITHASC306 Produce Japanese desserts *

SITHASC307 Produce dim sum *

SITHASC308 Produce Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes *

SITHASC309 Produce tandoori dishes *

SITHASC310 Produce Indian breads *

SITHASC311 Produce Indian sweetmeats *

SITHASC312 Produce Indian pickles and chutneys *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Client and Customer Service 

SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers

Commercial Cookery and Catering 

SITHCCC104 Package prepared foodstuffs *

SITHCCC205 Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods *

SITHCCC206 Rethermalise chilled and frozen foods *

SITHCCC304 Produce and serve food for buffets *

SITHCCC401 Produce specialised food items *

SITHCCC402 Prepare portion-controlled meat cuts *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Communication and Teamwork 

SITXCOM101 Source and present information

Computer Operations and ICT Management 

BSBITU102A Develop keyboard skills

BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

Environmental Sustainability 

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Food Safety 

SITXFSA202 Transport and store food


SITXINV201 Receive and store stock

SITXINV301 Purchase goods

Quality and Innovation 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

Work Health and Safety 

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Working in Industry 

SITHIND201 Source and use information on the hospitality industry


Examples of elective units relevant to specific job outcomes and contexts at this level are as follows:


Cook in a large Japanese restaurant 

SITHASC303 Produce Japanese cooked dishes

SITHASC304 Produce sashimi

SITHASC305 Produce sushi

SITHASC306 Produce Japanese desserts

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks


Cook in an Indian restaurant 

SITHASC309 Produce tandoori dishes

SITHASC310 Produce Indian breads

SITHASC311 Produce Indian sweetmeats

SITHASC312 Produce Indian pickles and chutneys

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

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