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Kitchenhands assist kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and clean food preparation and service areas.

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  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • cleaning kitchens, food preparation areas and sculleries
  • cleaning cooking and general utensils used in kitchens and restaurants
  • transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment
  • assembling and preparing ingredients for cooking, and preparing salads, savouries and sandwiches
  • packing food and beverage trays for serving
  • cooking, toasting and heating simple food items.

Job Titles

  • Kitchenhand

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

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