SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

The Gordon

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094655E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Are you looking for more than a standard cook’s qualification, or perhaps dreaming of managing your own professional kitchen? This course will equip you with the skills for both!

You will learn all facets of organising a professional kitchen including selection, preparation, executing and cooking different menus and techniques. You will cover hygiene and safety procedures, staffing, environmental considerations, seasonal produce, quality control, stock control, bulk cooking, catering revenue and costs, finance, leadership, management and human resources.

Work placement/industry experience

As a culinary student, you’ll train in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll also develop real skills and experience working in The Gordon's professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days per week

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Head chef
  • Catering manager
  • Chef de Partie
  • Sous chef

Further Study Options

After completing the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you can go on to complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
7,300 for the entire course. Total approx. materials and courses...
Read more7,300 for the entire course. Total approx. materials and courses expenses: 220
07 Feb 2023
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria


Applicants must have completed the SIT30813 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.


The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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