Hospitality Jump Start for Jobs - Kitchen Skills Training Course

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Yarra Ranges Council is partnering with Box Hill Institute, Lilydale to deliver the Hospitality Jump Start for Jobs - Kitchen Skills training course to support our local job seekers learn skills and find jobs in our hospitality and tourism businesses.

Learn the skills to give you the confidence to apply for jobs in the Hospitality Industry, and work towards becoming a chef or commercial cook in businesses such as cafes, restaurants, catering, pubs and hotels.

About the Course 

This face-to-face course will be delivered at Box Hill Institute, Lakeside campus in Lilydale. Places are limited to 12 participants for each course.

Key skills obtained will be responsible service of alcohol, food safety principles, use of kitchen equipment and knife skills.

You are invited to register your interest for future courses.

Why not register for the Front of House courses?

Jobs and Pathways

You could apply for jobs as a Kitchen Hand or Apprentice Chef. The course can lead you into further studies such as a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or other hospitality or culinary studies, or you could start a Chef Apprenticeship.

As part of the course the Skills and Jobs Centre can help you connect with local employers and create a career plan.

Course Content

The course includes four days of course work and one optional day of career advice and planning.

Days 1 - 4

Course Code Name of Course Skills Learned
SITXFSA001 Use Hygiene Practices for  Food Safety Learn skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Learn the skills and knowledge required to safely use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare a range of different food types.
RSA    Learn skills and knowledge required for the responsible service of alcohol under State/Territory legislation

Optional Day 5 - Career Guidance

A personalised Job Search Skills session by the Skills and Jobs Centre, Lilydale. Skills and Jobs Centre will continue to work with the participants to assist them to find employment by engaging with local businesses.

Date and Location

Date:       Future course dates will be confirmed
Location: Box Hill Institute, Lakeside campus in Lilydale


Transport may be available to eligible participants.

Application Information

Who can apply

You have a connection with the Yarra Ranges area e.g. live, work or study,  be interested in working in the local hospitality and tourism industry, in particular in a commercial kitchen and be currently unemployed or underemployed (working less than 30 hours per week)

 How to register your interest and go on the waiting list for future courses

  1. Click here to REGISTER your interest to go on the waiting list, complete the form, and SUBMIT
  2. You will get a confirmation that we have received your application
  3. When the course date is confirmed you will be contacted by the Program Coordinator from Box Hill to go over the course details, your eligibility, dates, location, and answer your questions

 If you require any assistance to fill in these registration form please call Sujayne on 1300 368 333

If you have any questions about the course please email Box Hill Institute, Skills and Jobs Centre on  or call Melinda Davis 03 8892 1370 


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  • Monday, 17 May 2021 | 12:00 AM


Box Hill Institute, Lakeside campus in Lilydale, 1 Jarlo Drive, Lilydale Victoria 3140, Lilydale 3140  View Map

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