Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Barton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096475D

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This qualification reflects the role of a commercial cook who has 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 organizations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs and cafes, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Career Prospective

On the base of their previous experience, the following career paths are available to the learner who successfully completes Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery:

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie
  • Catering Manager

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure will be made known to students at the time of enrolment. RPL enables students who have not undertaken the unit or equivalent

but have the required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency for the unit in an assessment only pathway.

An RPL kit is available for candidates wishing to apply for RPL and information sessions are available to support the candidates in their application.
AQF qualifications and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation are recognized by Barton College.

Work Placement

270 hours

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-face, 20 hours per week.


After successful completion of SIT40516- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, learners can continue their study in SIT50416- Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Units of Study

Total number of units: 33

  • Core units: 26
  • Electives: 7


The course assessment is a combination of written questions, case studies, role plays, projects, practical observations and class presentation.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,000 Per Year
Read more20,000 for the entire course; Application / Enrolment Fee (on-off per student): 250
Expected Jul 2023
Expected Aug 2023
Expected Oct 2023
65 weeks
Read more65 weeks including term breaks.

Full time
Barton College
Level 5, 259 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

  • Age: 18 years or over
  • Academic: Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • English (one of the below) :
  • IELTS (or equivalent) 5.5 Overall and with no band less than 5.0, or
  • Completion of BC’s General English at the Upper Intermediate level


Barton College
Level 5, 259 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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