SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Sunshine College of Management

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094318M

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 at a supervisory level (chef or chef de partie) in various establishments such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, educational institutions, health establishments, residential or event and function caterers

After successful completion of this course, you could progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.


A pre-requisite unit is a unit in which a student must be deemed competent that satisfies the requirements for subsequent units within the delivery sequence.

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite unit and must be successfully completed prior to commencing:

  • 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
  • SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook
  • SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • SITHASC002 Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks

Course Delivery, Assessment and Work placement

Classroom Based - course is delivered face to face through a combination of structured classroom sessions and practical training in our onsite training kitchens. We use various forms of assessment, including written assessment, practical tasks, projects and role plays and work placement

Work Placement – placement is a compulsory component for this course. It is aimed at giving students a varied experience in a real life situation, under normal commercial pressures. In this live environment they will test their skills and knowledge when the kitchen is busy, customers are waiting, or it is “rush hour”

Students are required to undertake 48 food service periods that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and special functions in a commercial kitchen AND 12 food service periods focussing on the production of required food supplies, processes and monitoring the quality of kitchen outputs

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,000 Per Year
Read moreTotal fee: 18,000.00 includes Material and Application Fees (250 Application fee + 1000 Materials Fee non-refundable)
Monthly 80 weeks
Full time
Sunshine College of Management
18, Withers Street
Melbourne Victoria 3020

Entry criteria

Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study.
Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Applicant must be 18 years of age or above.


Sunshine College of Management
18, Withers Street
Melbourne Victoria 3020
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