Structure of the Occupational Standard - Cook

Structure of the occupational standard

To facilitate understanding of the occupation, this standard contains the following sections:

  • Methodology: an overview of the process for development, review, validation and weighting of the standard
  • Description of the Cook trade: An overview of the trade’s duties, work environment, job requirements, similar occupations and career progression
  • Trends in the Cook trade: Some of the trends identified by industry as being the most important for workers in this trade
  • Essential Skills Summary: An overview of how each of the nine essential skills is applied in this trade
  • Industry Expected Performance: description of the expectations regarding the level of performance of the tasks, including information related to specific codes, regulations and standards that must be observed
  • Language Requirements: description of the language requirements for working and studying in this trade in Canada
  • Pie Chart of Red Seal Examination Weightings: a graph which depicts the national percentages of exam questions assigned to the major work activities
  • Task Matrix: a chart which outlines graphically the major work activities, tasks and sub-tasks of this standard
  • Major Work Activity (MWA): the largest division within the standard that is comprised of a distinct set of trade activities
    • Task: distinct actions that describe the activities within a major work activity
      • Task Descriptor: a general description of the task
        • Sub-task: distinct actions that describe the activities within a task
          • Skills:
            • Performance Criteria: description of the activities that are done as the sub-task is performed
            • Evidence of Attainment: proof that the activities of the sub-task meet the expected performance of a tradesperson who has reached journeyperson level
          • Knowledge:
            • Learning Outcomes: describes what should be learned relating to a sub-task while participating in technical or in-school training
            • Learning Objectives: topics to be covered during technical or in-school training in order to meet the learning outcomes for the sub-task
          • Range of Variables: elements that provide a more in-depth description of a term used in the performance criteria, evidence of attainment, learning outcomes, or learning objectives

Appendix A – Acronyms: a list of acronyms used in the standard with their full name

Appendix B – Tools and Equipment / Outils et équipement: a non-exhaustive list of tools and equipment used in this trade

Appendix C – Glossary / Glossaire: definitions or explanations of selected technical terms used in the standard