SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Clinton Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107713M

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; Commis Chef; Demi Chef; Second Chef; Sous Chef

Students will learn to complete typical job tasks such as:

• planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
• monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
• discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians, kitchen and waiting staff
• demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
• preparing and cooking food
• explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations

Learner Characteristics / Client Cohort

Target groups for Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery are international students who are:

• Seeking to pursue or further their career as a commercial cook
• Seeking to enter a new industry sector
• Seeking a pathway to higher education qualifications

Students will usually be new entrants. However, credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Please contact the provider website Dec 2022 78 weeks
Read moreTotal 78 weeks (65.25 scheduled tuition weeks and up to 12.75 weeks of holidays)

Full time
Clinton Institute
Melbourne Campus
Level 11, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

To enrol in this course, students must provide evidence that they:

• Are at least 18 years of age
• Have completed at least the equivalent of Year 10
• Meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:

• evidence of a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or other minimum test scores indicated

Have appropriate Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) levels, as determined by Clinton Institute via the LLN test administered prior to enrolment.


Clinton Institute
Melbourne Campus
Level 11, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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