Anzsco Job Descriptons

Cook – ANZSCO 351411


Prepares, seasons and cooks food in a dining or catering establishment.

Skill Level


Skills Assessment Authority
Not eligible if:
Caveat 7
TSS, ENS – The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.
Caveat 8
TSS, ENS – The position is in a limited service restaurant.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 4513-11 Cook

Group: 3514 Cooks


prepare, season and cook food in dining and catering establishments.

Chefs, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this unit group. Chefs are included in Unit Group 3513 Chefs. Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are included in Minor Group 851 Food Preparation Assistants.

  • examining foodstuffs to ensure quality
  • regulating temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • seasoning food during cooking
  • 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
  • may plan menus and estimate food requirements
  • may train other kitchen staff and apprentices
Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group
  • 351411 Cook
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