Occupation Profile – Cook – (ANZSCO 351411) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleCOOK
ANZSCO Code351411
Occupations in this Group351411 Cook
DescriptionPrepares, seasons and cooks food in a dining or catering establishment.
Skill Level3
SpecialisationNone
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsExcludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting or positions in a limited service restaurant.

A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • fast food or takeaway food services
  • fast casual restaurants
  • drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service
  • limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes
  • limited service pizza restaurants.
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument7,8
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityTrades Recognition Australia
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)