Cook ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

VICNSWQLDSAWATASNTACT
24.5%31.1%20.3%7.5%10.9%2.8%1.5%1.4%

Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/cooks?occupationCode=3514

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Cooks prepare, season and cook food in dining and catering establishments. Chefs, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this unit group.

Chefs are included in Unit Group 3513 Chefs. Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are included in Minor Group 851 Food Preparation Assistants.

 

Requisite Education:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, at least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed Tasks:

  • examining foodstuffs to ensure quality
  • regulating temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • seasoning food during cooking
  • portioning food, placing it on plates, and adding gravies, sauces and garnishes
  • storing food in temperature controlled facilities
  • preparing food to meet special dietary requirements
  • may plan menus and estimate food requirements
  • may train other kitchen staff and apprentices

 

351411 Cook ANZSCO

Prepares, seasons and cooks food in a dining or catering establishment.

Skill Level:

  • 3 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Skills Assessment Authority: VETASSESS

Please see the link for the factsheet of Cook (Commercial Cookery) / Cook (Asian Cookery)

Caveat 7:

The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.

Caveat 8:

The position is in a limited service restaurant.

 


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