Select, prepare and serve specialised food items

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SITHCCC023B, 'Select, prepare and serve specialised food items'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Select specialised food items.


Source suitable suppliers of specialised food items as required.


Select suppliers according to range, quality, price and enterprise requirements.


Maximise profitability of menu items by negotiating purchase price of both one-off and regular purchases.


Purchase specialised food items according to quality currently presented.


Minimise wastage through appropriate purchase and storage, taking into account any special requirements.


Plan menus or promotional strategies.


Plan specialised menus or menu items to meet enterprise and customer requirements and achieve an appropriate balance or integration with other items.


Develop menus or promotional material to incorporate or focus on specialised food items.


Price menu items to achieve satisfactory profit levels and to satisfy enterprise requirements.


Take seasonal availability into account when developing menus or promotional strategies.


Create new menu items or dishes using specialised foods and taking into consideration characteristics of varieties of food items, eating characteristics and taste.


Prepare and present dishes using specialised food items.


Prepare specialised items according to suitable recipes and appropriate techniques, ensuring appropriate flavour combinations, eating characteristics and taste.


Cook specialised items in a variety of styles appropriate to the food item and as required by the menu, enterprise, customer preferences and relevant cultural norms.


Present food items appropriately to maximise appeal, taking into account particular food characteristics.


Preserve foods where appropriate, using suitable techniques.


Implement hygienic and safe practices.


Identify potential hygiene and safety problems and take appropriate preventative measures to eliminate risks in the preparation of specialised food items.


Store specialised food items hygienically and according to food safety requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITHCCC023B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIT31007 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT30907 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
  • SIT40607 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
  • SIT40707 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIT50307 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT30807 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)