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CHEF (ANZSCO 351311)

CHEFS plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments. Cooks, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this unit group. Cooks are included in Unit Group 3514 Cooks. Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are included in Minor Group 851 Food Preparation Assistants. Tasks
  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • preparing and cooking food
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff
  • may freeze and preserve foods
Skill Level: 2 Occupation List: MLTSSL Specialisations: Chef de Partie Commis Chef Demi Chef Second Chef Sous Chef Your Potential Pathways to Permanent Residency

189 Independent

190 State 491 State 491 Family 186 Direct 494 SESR 482 TSS 407 Training 485 Graduate


(Hyperlink each visa to a page our website. https://visaenvoy.com/sol/chef/) Education Requirement 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. Certain countries are not exempt from this criteria, so it is important that Chefs should obtain a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
Education Average Cost (AUD) Access to Graduate Visa
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery


Yes Subclass 485 Graduate Work Stream (1.5-2 years)
Bachelor of Hospitality  

35,000/year, 3 years totally


Subclass 485 Higher education Graduate Stream (3 years in regional area)
WA schools 23,000 Yes
SA Schools 33,565 Yes
NSW 21,000 Yes
Regional Qld 32,000 Yes
Northern Territory 29,600 Yes
 Skills Assessment with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
Types of Skills Assessment available. Eligibility
Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)   Required by persons who hold a passport from a country listed in https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/osap-nominated-occupations-countries-and-sars   Could apply whether you have a qualification or not.   Applicants must have the required work experience.  
Migration Skills Assessment   1)      Three years full time work experience 2)      Financial evidence to support work experience claims 3)      Complete Employer reference template as required by TRA from all employers. 4)      Must have a relevant qualification, including RPL.    
Temporary Skills Shortage Skills Assessment Required by passport holders from the following country whilst applying for a Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00294  
Job Ready Program   Four stage process which allows applicants to complete their skills assessment after 1 year.   Must hold a graduate visa and completed their education in Australia.   Optimal choice for those wanting to do points migration.  
Job Outlook https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/Chefs?occupationCode=3513



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