City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking RPL Part-time

Would you like to cook the finest foods in some of the best restaurants locally and around the world? If you would love to turn this dream into a reality, look no further and register for this Diploma. Learn the latest cooking techniques, knife skills, as well as meat and fish fabrication and combine this with your own creativity to lay the foundation for a successful career in the culinary industry.

Entry Requirements

City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking, or 3 to 5 years industry-related work experience with provided evidence.

Course Duration

Part-time programmes are offered twice a week in the evening depending on schedule availability.

Please contact your nearest campus to confirm dates and times.

1st Semester: Feb – Jun (theory and practical)
2nd Semester: (industry placement)
2nd Semester: Nov (City & Guilds examination)

Course Outline

  • Safety at Work
  • Prepare Food for Cold Preparation
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook, and Finish:

– Stock, Soups, Sauces

– Fish, Shellfish, Meat, Poultry, Offal

– Vegetables, Fruit, Pulses

– Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products

– Egg Dishes

– Bakery Products

– Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings

  • Catering Operations, Cost and Menu Planning.
  • Other: Kitchen Terminology

*Home based study with practical component on campus.


  • City & Guilds – Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • City & Guilds – Food Safety in Catering (only if not obtained from previous/older certificates)
  • Capsicum Certificate of Attendance