Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
SIT40521 (CRICOS Code: 109519H)

International Students

The SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management qualification opens your world to a rewarding career as a chef, providing endless employment pathways, including: 5 star hotels, Cruise ships, Super Yachts and Michelin star restaurants.

SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management Qualification

76 weeks of Full-time study (20 hrs per week)

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

For more details and a full-price breakdown of this course download our International Course Brochure!


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Full-time (20 hrs per week)

The SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management is a full-time course with 20 hours per week of classroom delivery offered at our Barrington College Australia campus located in Southport, Gold Coast.

Upon enrolment, you will receive a timetable outlining class times, meal breaks, training room allocations, the name of your educator, course units and any practical placement information (if applicable).

This qualification consists of 33 units (27 core units & 6 elective units)


  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (core)
  • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices (core)
  • SITXFSA008 Develop and implement a food safety program (core)
  • SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices (core)
  • SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook (core)


  • SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment (core)
  • SITHCCC026 Package prepared foodstuffs (elective)
  • SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery (core)
  • SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads (core)
  • SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups (core)
  • SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes (core)
  • SITXFSA007 Transport and store food (elective)


  • SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes (core)
  • SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes (core)
  • SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes (core)
  • SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes (core)
  • SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets (elective)
  • SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads (core)
  • SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements (core)
  • SITHPAT016 Produce desserts (core)


  • SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock (core)
  • SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes (core)
  • SITHKOP012 Develop recipes for special dietary requirements (core)
  • SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations (core)
  • SITHKOP015 Design and cost menus (core)
  • SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks (elective)


  • SITXCOM010 Manage conflict (core)
  • SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget (core)
  • SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people (core)
  • SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations (core)
  • SITXHRM008 Roster staff (core)
  • SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills (elective)


  • SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers (elective)

Credit Transfer

Barrington College Australia has established direct pathways into some of Australia's leading Universities enabling students entry into selected bachelor degrees with credit transfers, up to 12 months off their course saving time and money!

View University courses and credits available here.

Enrolment Dates

2023 2024
 23 January  22 January
 27 Feb  26 Feb
 17 April  15 April
 22 May  20 May
 10 July  08 July
 14 August  12 August
 02 October  30 September
 06 November  04 November


To gain entry to Barrington College Australia, students must be able to meet the academic and English entry requirements for their chosen course.

  • Students must be over 18 years old

Academic Requirement: 

  • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent or gained substantial vocational work experience

English Language Requirements: 

  • Students are required to demonstrate English proficiency at an IELTS band score of 5.5 or above or an Upper-Intermediate ELICOS Course Certificate from Australia or similar

Please refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au to identify the assessment level for your country and to determine the student visa English Language requirements.

How to Enrol – a quick guide

  1. Fill out and submit the Application form for International students (click here for the application form).
  2. 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.
  3. Sign and return via email the Course Acceptance Offer and Written Agreement to Barrington College Australia Admissions Officer together with payment, for the amount specified in the "Letter of Offer" and any other requested documentation. Call us on +617 55625700, if you require any assistance.
  4. Following the receipt of these documents, 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. 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 Kitchen Management
provides you with a strong foundation to

Gain employment, up-skill for
a promotion, or start your own business

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 qualified chefs 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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(CRICOS Code: 109855C)

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(CRICOS Code: 113656J)

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(CRICOS Code: 113657H)


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