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SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Combine a talent for cooking with a passion to lead others with the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery!

  1. Ready to expand your cookery skills and techniques?
  2. Want to combine a passion in the kitchen with a drive to manage others?
  3. Can you effectively work independently and lead a group?

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery incorporates most of the core units of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery builds on the skills and knowledge gained through these units.

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery reflects the role of an individual who has a supervisory role within the commercial kitchen, such as a chef de partie (chef).

Expand your skills beyond the kitchen as you gain knowledge in:

  1. Management
  2. Finance
  3. Marketing
  4. Team leadership

These valuable skills will allow you to strive for a more senior role within the kitchen team.

This course is a pathway to the Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Work Placement

Practical placement is a compulsory component of this course in order to achieve your qualification.

All workplace partners are at a short distance from our Institute.

Academia arranges the practical placement for its students in some of Melbourne or Brisbane’s best hotels, including:

  1. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. The Langham Hotel
  3. The Westin Melbourne
  4. Park Hyatt Melbourne
  5. The RACV Club Melbourne
  6. The Sheraton Melbourne
  7. Blackfire restaurant Brisbane
  8. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton
  9. Westin Hotel Brisbane
  10. Sofitel Gold Coast broadbeach
  11. Sofitel Hotel Brisbane
  12. W Hotel Brisbane
  13. OTTO Restaurant Brisbane
  14. Hilton Brisbane

Career Pathways

Those who obtain their Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery can enter the dynamic industry and thrive in roles such as a cook or a junior member of a kitchen.

Roles are found in a variety of hospitality establishments, like:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Hotels
  3. Airlines
  4. Catering companies
  5. Bistros and cafes
  6. Hospitals
  7. Any large workplace that caters for its staff or customers

After the successful completion of this course you can entry to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery Stream)

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, computer-based tasks, and assignments
  2. Equipment includes: Fully Equipped Computer Labs, training kitchens, demonstration kitchens, student PCs, Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access.
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Course Recognition

Course Code: SIT40516
Course Name: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
CRICOS Code: 093230E
CRICOS Duration: 79 weeks registered on CRICOS including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes 2 days a week for 10 weeks in an Academia affiliated Hotel commercial kitchen.

Study in Melbourne and Brisbane today!

Combining classroom-based learning with immersive, practical placement, Academia students enjoy a well-rounded education that prepares them for a career in the exciting hospitality industry.

We offer the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery at both our Melbourne or Brisbane campuses, and welcome Australian, New Zealand, and international students to our school.

Contact us today to learn more about studying Commercial Cookery in Australia with Academia!

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Melbourne campus 360o view

399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Academia Melbourne campus

Brisbane campus 360° view

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Melbourne campus location

399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Academia Melbourne campus

Brisbane campus location

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

To achieve the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you must complete 26 core units and 7 electives (Electives have been selected by Academia to be relevant to the work outcome for this qualification).

The 26 core units are;

Unit Code
Unit Description
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012
Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013
Prepare seafood dishes
Unit Code
Unit Description
SITHCCC014
Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020
Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
Unit Code
Unit Description
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Hospitality Management Courses & Pathway Options

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 12 months
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
Duration: 12 months
SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 18 months
SIT60316
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months