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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Professional Cookery 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14111  National Certificate: Professional Cookery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  145  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
102296  Occupational Certificate: Cook  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  184  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification has been developed for professionals in the food preparation industry (hospitality). It brings together elements of food and drink preparation as well as supervision. This qualification will professionalise the industry and is applicable to all sectors, from small restaurants to large-scale hotels. The qualification provides articulation with Gaming, Travel and other Tourism industries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that an FEC certificate or equivalent has been obtained by the candidate at level 2. (The existing Std 8 certificate meets these requirements) 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 145 credits as detailed below.

Fundamental Component:

The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 39 credits all of which are compulsory.

Core Component:

The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 96 credits all of which are compulsory.

Elective Component:

The Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 10 credits. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Provide customer service
  • Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls
  • Display Cultural Awareness in dealing with Customers & Colleagues
  • Communicate verbally
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff
  • Maintain health, hygiene and professional appearance
  • Perform basic calculations
  • Identify work opportunities
  • Apply for a job or experience placement
  • Prepare written communications
  • Provide First Aid
  • Maintain hygiene in food preparation, cooking and storage
  • Prepare fruit for hot and cold dishes
  • Prepare vegetables for hot and cold dishes
  • Handle and maintain knives
  • Accept and store food deliveries
  • Handle and Maintain Utensils and Equipment
  • Handle and Store Food
  • Clean food production areas and equipment
  • Clean and store crockery and cutlery
  • Prepare and cook basic meat, poultry, game or offal dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic sauces and soups
  • Handle and store food
  • Clean food production areas, equipment and utensils
  • Maintain food production operations
  • Maintain a cleaning programme for kitchen areas and equipment
  • Maintain and promote food hygiene in the kitchen
  • Maintain Food production quality control systems, procedures and specifications
  • Describe layout, services and facilities of the organisation
  • Maintain a secure working environment
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Describe the Sectors of the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Industries
  • Conduct on-the-job coaching
  • Develop self within the job role
  • Maintain the receipt, storage and issue of goods
  • Plan & deliver staff training and development in own area of responsibility
  • Maintain the cleaning programme for own area of responsibility
  • Maintain supply levels
  • Manage ones own development. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment is accomplished through assessing more than one unit standard at a time. There are also a number of unit standards that are integrative in nature. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will able to articulate with other qualifications in the sub-field once the other qualifications have been registered. (A grid of unit standards and the qualifications that each standard can be linked to has been attached). 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation shall be at the discretion of the relevant ETQA, so long as it complies with SAQA requirements. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors shall have the technical competence to achieve the qualification themselves and shall have achieved an assessor qualification as required by the relevant ETQA. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012. 

    NOTES 
    This Qualification has been replaced by Qualification 94941, which is "Occupational Certificate: Chef", Level 4, 380 Credits.

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  7751  Clean and store crockery and cutlery  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7749  Clean food production areas and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7816  Clean food production areas, equipment and utensils  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7793  Describe layout, services and facilities of the organisation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7801  Describe the sectors of the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7705  Handle and maintain knives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7717  Handle and maintain utensils and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7748  Handle and store food  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7799  Maintain a safe working environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7659  Prepare fruit for hot and cold dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7660  Prepare vegetables for hot and cold dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14754  Handle and store food  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  7796  Maintain a secure working environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  7637  Maintain hygiene in food preparation, cooking and storage  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  7757  Prepare and cook basic sauces and soups  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  7743  Accept and store food deliveries  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7821  Develop self within the job role  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7846  Maintain the cleaning programme for own area of responsibility  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7839  Maintain the receipt, storage and issue of goods  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7873  Manage one`s own development  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7841  Plan staff training and development in own area of responsibility  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7728  Prepare and cook basic meat, poultry, game or offal dishes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7818  Conduct on-the-job coaching  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  7847  Maintain and promote food hygiene in the kitchen  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Core  7843  Maintain food production operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Core  7851  Maintain food production quality control systems, procedures and specifications  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Core  7858  Maintain supply levels  Level 5  NQF Level 05  10 
    Core  7845  Maintain the cleaning programme for kitchen areas and equipment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  7800  Maintain health, hygiene and a professional appearance  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7813  Identify work opportunities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7812  Perform basic calculations  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7815  Apply for a job or work experience placement  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7794  Communicate verbally  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  11235  Maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7790  Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7791  Display cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7822  Prepare written communications  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7854  Provide First Aid  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7802  Prepare and cook basic egg dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7809  Prepare and cook basic fruit dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7805  Prepare and cook basic pasta dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7759  Prepare and cook basic pulse dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7762  Prepare and cook basic rice dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7807  Prepare and cook basic shellfish dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7811  Prepare and cook basic vegetable protein dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7810  Prepare and cook starch  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7808  Prepare and cook vegetables for basic hot and cold dishes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7661  Prepare cold and hot sandwiches and rolls  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7817  Cook-chill foods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7819  Cook-freeze foods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7829  Handle and record refunds  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7740  Prepare and clear areas for table service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7766  Prepare and cook basic dough products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7754  Prepare and cook basic fish dishes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7768  Prepare and cook basic pastry dishes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7806  Prepare and present food for cold presentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7772  Prepare, bake and decorate basic cakes and biscuits  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7842  Prepare, cook and finish fresh pasta dishes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7745  Provide a carvery/buffet service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7744  Provide a table drink service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7742  Provide a table service  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7823  Provide cook-freeze or cook-chill food service to clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7755  Prepare and cook basic cold and hot desserts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7827  Source information about self-employment opportunities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7850  Develop and implement new recipes and menus  Level 5  NQF Level 05 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academic College - South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ADINVALE PTY LTD 
    3. Advanced Assessments & Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Africam Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. African Global Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    6. AUBREY NYIKO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    7. AVIWE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    8. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    9. Bella FE Consulting 
    10. Biz-Ed Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    11. BODUBELO HOSPITALITY & MODERN CATERING 
    12. Bravoplex 559 cc 
    13. Cape Town School of Hospitality 
    14. Capsicum Culinary Studio Pty Ltd 
    15. Chartered Institute of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Civivision 
    17. Compass Group South Africa pty Ltd 
    18. Corporate Skills Development Service 
    19. Corporate Training and Placement Solutions 
    20. CSG FOOD SOLUTIONS 
    21. CSG SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    22. Culinary and Hospitality Academy 
    23. DRUM BEAT SAFARIS 
    24. ECMDP (Pty) Ltd 
    25. EDGE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    26. Ekurhuleni East Public FET College - Kwa-Thema Campus 
    27. FALSE BAY COLLEGE 
    28. Fedics - A Division Of Tsebo Hold- Ings And O 
    29. Fern Hill Hotel 
    30. FOOD HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ACADEMY (PTY) 
    31. G&D Guesthouse and Training 
    32. Ikaheng Human Resources Services (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Ilanga Skills and Management Development CC 
    34. INSTITUTE OF CULINARY ARTS (PTY) LTD 
    35. Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Technology CC 
    36. International Hotel School Training Pty Ltd 
    37. INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL, THE 
    38. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    39. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    40. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    41. KGWERANO HOSPITALITY SERVICES 
    42. Khanimy Trading Enterprises CC 
    43. Laezonia Horticulture (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Legacy Training Institute 
    46. Lisakhanya Skills Development Consultants (Pyy) Ltd 
    47. Lisolethu Trading 
    48. Machabelele Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Mokwena Services & Training (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    51. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    52. Mosha Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Mpumalanga Education, Training and Skills Development Agency 
    54. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    55. Mpume's African Cuisine 
    56. NDIKHOYA DINALEDI SERVICES 
    57. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    58. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    59. Nomsa and Zandi Enterprises and Projects Pty Ltd 
    60. NORKEM LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    61. North West Park & Tourism Board 
    62. Northern Cape Rural Public FET College - De Aar Campus 
    63. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    64. NQTAC - Cape (Pty)Ltd 
    65. OKLA HOTEL (PTY) LTD 
    66. OLIVE CHEF SCHOOL 
    67. Phambili Tourism and Development Consultancy 
    68. Phosaane Business Enterprise 
    69. Prue Leith Chefs Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    70. QTAC 
    71. Quintogyn 
    72. SA COLLEGE FOR TOURISM 
    73. Seasonix Training and Expansions PTY LTD 
    74. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
    75. SEGO SA Thuto 
    76. South Hill Trading Pty Ltd 
    77. South Rand Academy of Hospitality 
    78. Sparrow FET Enterprises (Pty) Ltd T/A Sparrow FET College (JOHANNESBURG) (TP) 
    79. Tanzanite and Sapphire Pty Ltd 
    80. Tellumat Pty Ltd 
    81. Tesoriro Trading 
    82. Tharabollo Skills Connections 
    83. THE CAPITAL HOTEL SCHOOL & TRAINING ACADEMY 
    84. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    85. TKS Bakery and Confectionary 
    86. Tonia`s Trading Enterprises 
    87. Tourism and Business Institute of SA 
    88. Tourism World Pty Limited 
    89. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
    90. Tsogo Sun Casinos Pty Ltd 
    91. Umbuso Training Services 
    92. Umsebenzi Wethu Training Solution (Pty) Ltd 
    93. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    94. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE PTY LTD 
    95. Western Province Caterers 



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