W126057 - Cook

The Lime Box Cafe

2023 SBAT opportunities now open! The Limebox Cafe’ provides a working environment that is state of the art, fully equipped commercial kitchen, where the students will be participating in making all of the menu items for the cafe’ as well as learning everything that’s required regarding our catering schedule. The students will be learning how to make artisan/gourmet provedore stock like relish, jams, preserves, dressings etc. To take part in this program, you will be required to participate twice a week to complete the appropriate training in either a Certificate II in Food Processing or a Certificate III in Food Processing through the RTO, National Food Institute.
All students will be paid for 3.5 hours per day, which equates to 7 hours per week. All students are paid for the work that they participate in within the workplace.

Each site (see also Hopeworks Solutions Warehousing opportunity - W120891 ) operates in a fun, learning environment where tasks are rotated throughout the day so the students don’t become bored or anxious. They both run as social enterprises so that all of the activities that the students do take part of are contributing back to the community, which is a part of their learning and the way they participate in gaining employability skills. All enrolments for the SBAT will be on Tuesday, December 6th at the Cafe

Skills You Might Learn

Students will extend their knowledge of the hospitality industry and build the necessary skills to work effectively in a busy catering and café environment. Key skills include but not limited to : food hygiene, food handling, OH&S practices, customer service, team-work, communications, barista skills, time management and the development of good organisational, prioritisation and multi-tasking skills. All Food Processing certificates are completed at this site.

Typical Tasks & Duties

You will be working as a team to prepare food for the cafe, actively practicing: excellent hygiene, food handling, cleaning and sanitising kitchen and work areas, quality checking and sorting of food produce, preparing food for service, preparing food for storage, making coffee with a coffee machine, cleaning and sanitising of equipment, following a simple recipe, baking or cooking a dish whilst following a simple recipe, presenting a dish for service, preparing non-alcoholic drinks.

Student Requirements

Certificate II in Food Processing will be the main qualification as the units offer a wide range of options that include units from the food operations course. Students will need to attend an interview (may need to provide a birth certificate or passport, Medicare card or pension card as for ID) This is a very welcoming employer who is more than happy to address any learning, social or disability issues so that all students have an opportunity to complete the program successfully while providing mentors to assist them with their bookwork and workplace activities. Please ensure all COVID requirements are met, as per placement industry and workplace requirements

Dress Requirements

As required for kitchen work, closed toe shoes, discuss any other requirements with employer.

Special Transport Requirements

100 metres from Cardinia Road train station.


  • FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing 
  • FBP30117 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Positions: 30 Positions
ID Number: W126057
Industry Area: HOSPITALITY
Location: Pakenham - Explore Region
Mode/Type: School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)
Attendance: MONDAY AND THURSDAY OR WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY placements are currently available for 2023. The Lime Box Cafe is located at The Toomah Community Centre, 18 Golden Green St Pakenham and is located 100 Metres from the Cardinia Road railway station.
Added By: South East Local Learning & Employment Network


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