Cook - Commercial Cookery Skills Assessment Certification - ANZSCO: 351411 | VETASSESS Skip to main content

Cook (Commercial Cookery)

Cook (Commercial Cookery)
ANZSCO Code: 351411

Commercial cooks prepare, season and cook food in dining or catering establishments.

Occupation description

Commercial cooks prepare, season and cook food in dining or catering establishments.

Their job involves:

  • examining foodstuffs to ensure quality.
  • preparing, seasoning and cooking food.
  • operating cooking equipment.
  • 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.
  • cleaning food preparation areas.

Commercial cooks may also:

  • plan menus and estimate food requirements.
  • train other kitchen staff and apprentices.

NOTE: This occupation is for cooks working in commercial kitchens within dining or catering establishments. It does not extend to positions in a factory or limited service setting, including fast food / fast casual / takeaway food services, coffee shops, drinking establishments or mall cafes that offer only a limited food service.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Commercial Cook. 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:


Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The technical interview will be conducted in English and no interpreters are allowed.

For more information about the technical interview, see the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website:

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application