Do you want to be a child care cook? We will help place you into work in a child care centre.
+ Child Care Cook
+ Duration: 1 day
+ Work placement: We help place you into work
Local students Yes
International students Yes
How can I study?
This course is available on campus in the CBD. Call us to discuss your study options.
Ever thought about working as a childcare cook? Meeting children’s individual nutritional needs is no small fry, and there’s currently strong demand for these skills. MCIE is an industry forerunner, providing specialist training to prepare qualified chefs to cook for kids in the care of regulated early childhood education and care services.
This course is for inspiring and motivated Cooks who would like to us their culinary flair to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of children and work in kitchens of early learning educational and childcare settings.
What is in the course?
Introduction to Childcare learning environments
Expectation from a cook in a Childcare Centre
Policies and procedures related to food in a childcare setting
Develop skills to plan and serve a nutritious, well-balanced menu which is appealing and exciting for children
Knowledge and skills to cater to dietary requirements and allergies
Food safety plan documentation and maintenance requirements
Hands on practical training in MCIE training kitchen
Location: City Campus, 9/250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 and MCIE Training Kitchens, 644 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Delivery modes: Class-based
Duration: 2 days
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this course. This course is delivered privately by MCIE and is not nationally recognised training.
Completed a minimum of SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Food Handlers Certificate
Valid WWC – Working With Children Check
Police Check Child Protection Certificate
Desire and passion to work with children
Committed to the health of children
Understand children’s nutritional and cultural needs
Prepare nutritional and healthy food in accordance to workplace requirements
Plan and cater for all allergies and dietary requirements
Ensure presentation of food is appealing and exciting for children
Interact with children in a positive and warm way about their food
A positive team player who is happy to regularly engage with children, staff, and families
Flexibility to work in shifts including early morning hours
Adhere to all policies about hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen and other workplace areas
Great short course to become a chef in child care
Love this short course – very informative