SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 100178

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Enhance your cookery skills and gain an understating of kitchen, operations, people and finance management for hospitality businesses.

This course combines practical culinary skills with theoretical management concepts, preparing you for leadership or supervisory positions in kitchen environments. You will develop skills in the following areas: quality and stock control; menu planning and costing; food preparation and presentation; finance; human resources; leadership; people and operations management; sustainable work practices; food hygiene, food safety, OHS and first aid.

Careers in cookery

This course provides recognition of the skills and knowledge required to find employment in hospitality establishments including: Restaurants; hotels; clubs; international commercial entities of 5-3 star standard.

Possible job titles include: head chef; sous chef; chef de partie; executive chef.

Course structure

To be awarded SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification, a student must successfully complete a total of thirty-three (33) units of competency, comprising of: twenty-six (26) core units; seven (7) elective units which may be selected from within the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification, elsewhere in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, or another other current training package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

Learning outcomes

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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
12,600 Per Year
Read more6,300 per semester
Expected Jul 2023 1.5 years
Full time
Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55 (Listening 9, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Writing 18)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42 (no section score less than 40)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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