Total Chef

Take your Passion to a Professional Level

Obtain a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and realise your dreams with workplace experiences, masterclasses, competitions and more!

Chef’s Career

A career as a professional Chef is both fulfilling and indeed rewarding with very real opportunity for career advancement, travel abroad, and job satisfaction.


How does it Work?

“Professional” is HTN’s baseline apprenticeship offering for prospective cooks and will provide a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813) outcome.
Anyone can apply, candidates who can demonstrate commitment and a sincere passion for cooking are selected and contracted to HTN. After extensive discussion regarding experience and career expectations, apprentices are then matched to a suitable Host within the Network. Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship, there are opportunities to train and work with a number of Host Businesses.



HTN’s experienced Industry Advisors will visit you and your Host Business regularly to discuss your performance and progress, ensuring that you are receiving quality “on the job” training every step of the way. Your Industry Advisor will be available at any time to discuss your career development and assist you where possible.


HTN Professional focuses on developing culinary “expertise” as opposed to just “competence”:

  • HTN Professional students have to develop a portfolio of skills that go beyond the attainment of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, including consistent performance (repeating culinary skills over several instances)
  • HTN provides access to industry leaders, competitions, exclusive master classes and industry experiences.
  • Students have access to the HTN Online e-Learning platform, which provides all units, assessments and documentation needed for becoming an industry professional
  • Students develop an ePortfolio in which they document their culinary achievements, recipes, dishes and other industry evidence by adding interactive galleries that showcase their skills. Once students are seeking employment, they can allow prospective employers to access their highly engaging ePortfolio.
  • HTN Online enables students and graduates to access a vast network of like minded people and professionals through social media interactions.

NOTE: To qualify as a Chef, apprentices must successfully complete a Commercial Cookery course at a Registered Training Organisation to gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to underpin training and development. This supports the three years “on the job” training with a Host Business. After qualifying as a professional Cook, there are options for further study, including to moving into other areas such as Hospitality Management (Total Chef Executive).


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In addition to commercial cookery, HTN offers apprenticeships in patisserie, baking arts and more.

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  • I’ve just come back from overseas and without HTN it would have been much harder.

    Jenna Popov
  • My career took off with the support of HTN!

    Kurt Morrow
  • HTN allows me to work in a variety of sectors in the industry – that’s cool.

    Mary Witkins
  • After working in a restaurant I now work at the Catholic Club and learnt about fine dining and large scale catering.

    Geoff Martel
  • After working in London I now have a great job back home and look forward to employing HTN apprentices myself.

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