SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Hilton Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102941F

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. Students are required to undertake 48 hours of work placement in order to successfully complete this course.

Qualification Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Diploma
qualifications, such as the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Employment Opportunities

Potential employment options are in the commercial cookery sector in the roles such as chef or chef de partie.

Course Mode, Delivery and Duration

This program is delivered in the classroom at our city campus Level 6250 Collins Street. Practical face to face training is provided in a commercial kitchen located at 54-56 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000. A work placement (total 240 hours) is also required.
This qualification is expected to be completed in 78 weeks. This will include 60 weeks of face to face training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each (including a total of 48 hours of workplace for the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations*) and 18 weeks of term breaks (accumulative).
Students will also need to complete an additional 192 work placement hours for the unit SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook*. This is to be run concurrently in term 4 to term 6 in addition to the scheduled contact training and assessment hours of 20 hours per week. There are no additional fees for this work placement.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition Fee: 18,750; Enrolment Fee: 250; Material Fee: 1,000 Dec 2022 78 weeks
Full time
Hilton Academy
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Age Requirements

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 10 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 10) with satisfactory results, OR successful completion of a recognised Foundation Studies program in Australia, OR successful completion of the international Baccalaureate Certificate, OR Successful completion of an Australian qualification of AQF level 3. An educational achievement which is greater than any of these is also suitable.

English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent.


Hilton Academy
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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