Certificate IV In Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV In Commercial Cookery

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Commercial Cookery, Hospitality
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time(2 years)

Start Date(s): 12/07/2021
End Date(s): 6 months from commencement
Days and Time: Mondays
Thursdays & Fridays

Course Overview

Turn your passion for creating great food into a rewarding career.

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery course enables graduates to start careers in a range of hospitality establishments.The course is designed for people with a passion for cookery in a commercial environment. Participants gain skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, OHS, team work and basic nutrition. This is a nationally recognised course.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBDIV501Manage Diversity In The Workplace (BSBDIV501)60
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS401)40
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment (SITHCCC001)25
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery (SITHCCC005)45
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads (SITHCCC006)25
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups (SITHCCC007)35
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes (SITHCCC008)45
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes (SITHCCC012)25
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes (SITHCCC013)30
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes (SITHCCC014)50
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements (SITHCCC018)75
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads (SITHCCC019)40
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook (SITHCCC020)80
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus (SITHKOP002)30
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements (SITHKOP004)15
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations (SITHKOP005)100
SITHPAT006Produce desserts (SITHPAT006)100
SITXCOM005Manage conflict (SITXCOM005)20
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget (SITXFIN003)30
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA001)15
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices (SITXFSA002)40
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills (SITXHRM001)20
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people (SITXHRM003)60
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items (SITXINV002)10
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations (SITXMGT001)20
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices (SITXWHS003)30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
SITHPAT004Produce yeast-based bakery products (SITHPAT004)42
BSBITU306Design And Produce Business Documents (BSBITU306)80
SITHCCC002Prepare and present simple dishes (SITHCCC002)25
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol (SITHFAB002)10
SITHFAB003Operate a bar (SITHFAB003)35
SITHFAB004Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages (SITHFAB004)20
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee (SITHFAB005)30
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage (SITHFAB007)80
SITHFAB014Provide table service of food and beverage (SITHFAB014)110
SITHIND004Work effectively in hospitality service (SITHIND004)0
SITXFIN002Interpret financial information (SITXFIN002)60
SITXHRM002Roster staff (SITXHRM002)30
SITXHRM004Recruit, select and induct staff (SITXHRM004)60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information

What will I study?

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516).

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1348 1348 $7.50 $1.50 $14.85

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course, however if you haven't completed the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) it will take 12 - 18 months to complete. 

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Successful completion of this course may lead to employment opportunities in a variety of hospitality establishments. You may find yourself working in a hotel or motel, restaurant, bistro, reception centre or resort overseas. Cookery is a rewarding career and one which will bring out your natural creativity and possibly take you all over the world.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

The course provides participants with skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, OHS, team work and basic nutrition.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at diploma level. Credit transfers may be available into the Diploma.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  

For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.  This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.