SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Australian Institute of Technical Training

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093892M

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Possible job titles include:

• chef

• chef de partie


Students successfully completing the course will receive the Nationally Recognised SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification.

Course Duration

This course is offered full time over 1.5 year or 78 weeks including holidays on a full time basis.

Scheduled Contact Hours

20 hours per week.

Teaching Method

Teaching is conducted in the classroom as well as in the training kitchen servicing customers (simulated industry environment). The delivery will include face to face teaching, lectures, discussions, research, learning activities, group work, and supervised practical sessions.


Assessments comprise of written assignments, tests, projects, case studies, skills demonstration and practicals. Skills will be assessed in the operational commercial training kitchen.

Course Structure

Student must complete 33 Units including 26 core & 7 elective units.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,000 for the entire course 16 Jan 2023
20 Feb 2023
10 Apr 2023
78 weeks
Full time
Australian Institute of Technical Training
Level 1, 600 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Age Requirements

AITT has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

Academic Requirements

To gain entry to this course, applicants should have successfully completed home country equivalent qualification to:

• Australian Year 11 or higher for entry to Certificate III and IV level course

English Language Requirements

All International Students applying for courses at AITT must have a minimum English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

You should qualify in ANY ONE (1) of the following:

• IELTS overall band of 5.5 or equivalent;

• TOEFL iBT test score band of 46 equivalent or above;

• PTE Academic band score 42 equivalent or above;

• Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) test score band of 162 equivalent or above;

• OET score band Pass equivalent or above;

• Successful completion of Senior Secondary certificate of education in Australia conducted in medium of English;

• Completion of a full time Certificate III level course or above in Australia;

• English as the first language;

• Satisfactory completion of the EAL course or ELICOS course at the appropriate level; OR

• Any other form of assessment or test that satisfies the Institution.


Australian Institute of Technical Training
Level 1, 600 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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