Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

The SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification opens your world to a rewarding career as a chef, providing endless employment pathways, including: 5 & 7 star hotels, Cruise ships, Super Yachts and Michelin star restaurants.

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Qualification

78 weeks full time classroom study (20 hours per week).

Not only are our courses the highest quality, with world class trainers, but we also offer some of the most affordable choices in Australia.

If that's not enough, our culinary students gain their practical skills at our modern on-campus commercial kitchen and internship opportunities (unpaid) with our partner Restaurants, Clubs, Hotels and Event Centre.


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Full-time (20 hrs per week)

The SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery is a full-time course  20 hours per week classroom delivery offered at our Barrington College Australia campus in Southport, including cooking practicals at our on-campus commercial kitchen.

On enrolment, you will receive a timetable detailing your class times, meal breaks and training room allocations and practical placement information. Units and your educator will also be indicated on the timetable.

Pathway opportunities:

Want to go onto further study? Use this course as a pathway into SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management or Advanced Diploma studies. You can articulate into a Bachelor of International Business specialising in Tourism & Hospitality at our prestigious partnered Universities and receive credits.

Course Modules

Unit Code Units
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, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012  Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013  Prepare seafood dishes
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
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
HLTAID003  Provide first aid
BSBITU212  Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU311  Use simple relational databases
SITXCCS006  Provide service to customers
SITXCCS007  Enhance customer service experiences
SITXHRM002  Roster staff
SITXWHS002  Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Southern Cross University Courses

Course Credits Granted*
Bachelor of Arts 4 units (16%)
Bachelor of Psychological Science 4 units (16%)
Bachelor of Art and Design 4 units (16%)
Associate Degree of Business 4 units (25%)
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 4 units (16%)
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 4 units (16%)

*8 units is equal to one year of full-time study

Fast track your career

Barrington College Australia offers Monthly intakes allowing you to start your learning at your convenience.

Enrolment Dates: 2017 - 2018
30th October 2017 27th November 2017 8th January 2018
5th February 2018 5th March 2018 2nd April 2018
7th May 2018 4th June 2018 2nd July 2018
6th August 2018 3rd September 2018 1st October 2018
5th November 2018

Course Pre-requisites

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent.

Overseas student are required to demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS band score 5.5 or above or Upper Intermediate ELICOS Course Certificate from Australia or similar.

How to Enrol – a quick guide

  1. Fill out the Application form for International students (click here for application form).
  2. Submit the online form or send your completed PDF application form to [email protected].
  3. We will review your application form, if you are accepted, you will receive a Letter of Offer & "Course Acceptance Offer and Written Agreement" via email.
  4. Sign and return via email the Course Acceptance Offer and Written Agreement offer to Barrington College Australia Admissions Officer together with payment, for the amount specified in the "Letter of Offer". Call us on +617 55625700, if you require any assistance.
  5. Following the receipt of your 'Course acceptance offer & Written Agreement' you will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment Form (CoE) which will allow you to obtain/renew an Australian Student Visa.

Enrolment Procedure:

Prior to enrolment, prospective students will receive a letter of offer which contains information on fees and charges, code of practice and refund policy. The course guide and student handbook are also available on our website. This contains information on entry requirements, the induction and orientation procedure, payment options and unit details. In order to apply for enrolment students must return the signed letter of offer, this process ensures enrolment. Course content and assessment procedures are explained and vocational outcomes are outlined in the course handbook and covered during the students orientation procedure in the first session.

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
provides you with

the skills and knowledge to work globally

This qualification is an advanced level course, providing you with not only amazing cookery skills but also involves leading and coaching individuals or teams in a fully functional commercial kitchen.

Completion of this course will prepare students to work as a qualified chef and take up middle management roles in the hospitality sector.

This nationally recognised qualification is valued by industry. This course, provides a solid foundation for those seeking a career within the industry.


Recognition of Prior Learning is the process of formal recognition for skills and knowledge gained through previous learning such as:

  • Life experiences
  • Previous formal learning
  • Employment
  • Recreational or personal interests

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for part or all of your intended study, based on your previous experiences and learning. For more information regarding RPL and how to apply, please discuss this with your educator.

You may be eligible for a credit transfer if you have previously undertaken training through a Registered Training Organisation. Credit transfer may be granted for one or more units or a full certificate level.

Three major factors need to be considered:

  1. How current the qualification is
  2. Mapping to the current training and
  3. If the training was undertaken with a Registered Training Organisation.

If you think you may be eligible for a credit transfer you will need to provide the following:

  • The original Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate for your educators to sight
  • A copy of the Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate
  • Or a certified copy of your qualification signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP)




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