Cook & Create- Pacific Link Housing

Learn to cook creatively in the kitchen! You don't need to be a cook or chef to make tasty, flamboyant meals- our Cook and Create course will teach you all the skills needed to put together a super yummy and healthy dish- all while cooking to a budget!

Our team of specialists will be there every step of the way, and the combination of classroom and practical exercises means you can graduate with the skills needed to feel your best.


Central Coast Community College Campus - Southloop Road Ourimbah 2258 NSW

Course Dates

Commences 11th August 2020 and runs every consecutive Tuesday until 22nd of September 2020.

Course Times- 9:30am until 2:30pm

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students who are interested in changing their lifestyle and eating habits through learning how to cook and create healthy meals to a budget.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery

Learning Outcomes

  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Budget Planning
  • Nutrition, Cooking and Healthy Eating

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may continue their studies enrolling into SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality.

Funding Eligibility

This course is being offered under the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE) Program. This funding has been designed to support people who experience barriers to training and employment. To determine your eligibility for the ACE Program Click here

A disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • An aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    Disabled or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is disabled; or
  • A Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency

Experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on their education
  • Significant educational disadvantage, which impacts their ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.


If you’re NOT a Disadvantaged Student, you may be able to meet the eligibility if you’re living in a regional and remote area:

A Regional or Remote Student is a student who:

  • is not a Disadvantaged Student; AND
  • lives or works in a Regional or Remote Location; AND
  • cannot effectively access training under a Smart and Skilled Entitlement Program or other Smart and Skilled

A Regional or Remote Location is any location that is not classified as “Major Cities (RA1)” on the following website: or as otherwise advised by the Department.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

  • Please note that students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT permitted to enrol into this program under any circumstances.

Students who ARE currently undertaking higher education including: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors Degree or higher are NOT permitted to enrol in into this program also.

Units of Competency

SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety

Non-Accredited Modules

CSO201716Personal Budget Planning
CSO202004Nutrition and healthy eating
CSO202006Creative work
CSO202033Read and interpret recipes

Please Note that  CSO201716 Personal budget planning, CSO202004 Nutrition and healthy eating, CSO202006  creative work and CSO202033 Read and interpret recipes are Non-Accredited Modules and only a statement of attendance will be provided for these modules.

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