Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Mervic College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 103703A

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Mervic College’s Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516) course will provide students with the opportunity to learn all facets of working in a professional kitchen including selection, preparation, and cooking of different foods and techniques. Subjects covered include workplace hygiene procedures and receiving and storing supplies as well as learning about quality control, stock control, catering revenue and costs, bulk cooking food safety, finance, and human resources.

Mervic College’s Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery provides graduates with 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.

Course Descriptions

This course aims to provide training and skill development in kitchen operations and effective management and equips the student for the role of a qualified cook.

Students will learn a broad range of culinary skills designed for working successfully in the commercial kitchens of restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, cafes, coffee shops, and catering operations. The areas covered in this course develop an understanding of the various business streams within the Hospitality industry, working in a team, communication and interpersonal skills, marketing and selling skills, business operational skills, menu, and wage costs.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed for employment as a chef/cook in hotels, restaurants, resorts, catering companies and/or to continue higher studies in commercial cookery.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Offshore fee: 18,000; Onshore fee: 16,500; Resource fee: 800 Expected Aug 2023
Expected Sep 2023
Expected Oct 2023
78 weeks
Full time
Bell Street Campus
227 Bell Street
Melbourne Victoria 3072

Entry criteria

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at Mervic College.

Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent

Please note: Mervic College will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)


Mervic College
229 Broadway
Melbourne Victoria 3073
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