SIT31116 - Certificate III in Asian Cookery

Know Asian food? Get recognised for it.

If you have experience preparing Asian dishes and food items, including Chinese, Vietnamese,Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines, at restaurants, hotels, cafes, clubs, and pubs, then you may be able to achieve formal recognition for your skills with a Certificate III in Asian Cookery, attained through RPL. This is the perfect way to become a qualified chef and increase your career opportunities within the commercial cooking industry.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

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.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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25 units must be completed:

  • 19 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 units from the list below
  • 4 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT 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 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work effectively with others


Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery


Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks


Prepare Asian stocks and soups


Prepare Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments


Prepare Asian salads


Prepare Asian rice and noodles


Prepare Asian cooked dishes


Use food preparation equipment


Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements


Work effectively as a cook


Clean kitchen premises and equipment


Plan and cost basic menus


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Participate in safe food handling practices


Coach others in job skills


Maintain the quality of perishable items


Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units 



Communicate in the workplace


Carry out basic workplace calculations

Asian Cookery 


Prepare curry pastes and powders


Prepare Asian desserts


Prepare Japanese cooked dishes


Prepare sashimi


Prepare sushi


Produce Japanese desserts


Prepare dim sum


Prepare Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes


Prepare tandoori dishes


Prepare Indian breads


Prepare Indian sweetmeats


Prepare Indian pickles and chutneys

Client and Customer Service 


Provide service to customers

Commercial Cookery and Catering 


Package prepared foodstuffs


Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods


Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods


Produce and serve food for buffets


Prepare specialised food items


Prepare portion-controlled meat cuts

Communication and Teamwork 


Source and present information


Show social and cultural sensitivity

Computer Operations and ICT Management 


Create and use spreadsheets


Create and use databases


Design and produce business documents

First Aid 


Provide first aid

Food Safety 


Transport and store food



Receive and store stock


Purchase goods

Work Health and Safety 


Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Working in Industry 


Source and use information on the hospitality industry


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing

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  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology  - Provider Code 41138

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