SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Veritas Institute Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102175

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This comprehensive course is designed to provide students with a wide range of skills and knowledge required not only to become competent as a qualified chef or cook but also to gain a range of supervisory or leadership skills that will enhance graduate employability and future opportunities as a chef. This course is designed to prepare students for a career as a Senior Chef, Chef de Cuisine, Chef de Partie and offers advanced skills in the areas of kitchen supervision, advanced food preparation and cookery. This includes staff supervision skills, stock control process, financial management and advanced catering skills. 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. ​​ Our practical classes will provide plenty of one-on-one time with our trainers, allowing you to fully develop your cooking and kitchen management technique and skills. Your studies in commercial cookery will also equip you with skills in financial, team and kitchen management so you will be trained across every aspect of running a busy kitchen while keeping operations running smoothly. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Possible Pathways

This qualification is designed to provide a pathway for the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. This course is designed for employment as a Chef or Chef de Partie in hotels, restaurants, resorts, catering companies, clubs, pubs, and/or to continue higher studies, individuals could progress to the following courses with Veritas Institute Australia:

  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Veritas Institute Australia does not guarantee any placement into any pathway program (s) at another institute as it is entirely the responsibility of the student. Also, the college does not guarantee any migration or employment outcome upon course completion. Veritas Institute Australia also does not provide any assurance that students will always get a job upon returning to their home country. However, this qualification will offer a range of skills that aspiring chefs must have to work in hospitality, food service and other related sectors.

Mode of Study

Face to Face for minimum 20 hours per week plus Work Based Training

Location of Course Delivery

Classroom:​​ Suite 14, Level 2 / 10–24 Moorabool Street | Geelong | Victoria 3220 |Australia

Simulated Commercial Kitchen:​​ Sacred Heart College| Retreat Road| Newtown| Victoria 3220

Work based Training:​​ Workplace kitchen as per student practical placement agreements. For more information about Work based training, please read the Work Based Training section in the student prospectus.

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Please contact provider for fee details. Contact institution 78 weeks
Full time
Veritas Institute Australia
Suite 14, Level 2 / 10 – 24 Moorabool Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria

Although there are no formal prerequisites required to enter SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, however, International Students entering this course at Veritas Institute Australia must meet the minimum entry requirements as listed below:

  • Aged 18 or above
  • Passed Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS (Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Veritas Institute Australia’s LLN Test at the appropriate ACSF Level.


Veritas Institute Australia
Suite 14, Level 2 / 10 – 24 Moorabool Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
Back to the top of this page