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As a Cook in large or small Chinese restaurants your duties would include preparing, cooking and serving hot and cold Chinese dishes such as dim sum and roast meats and poultry.

Summary of Training

  • 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
  • Prepare dim sum
  • Prepare Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes
  • Prepare Asian desserts
  • Prepare specialised food items
  • Receive and store stock
  • Purchase goods

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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Industry Group
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Work Type
Creative & Artistic
Organising & Clerical
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 19700

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Cook (Chinese) - SIT31116
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

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