Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): July 2019
End Date(s): June 2020 (full time)
Days and Time: Mondays
Thursdays & Fridays

Course Overview

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.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBDIV501Manage Diversity In The Workplace60
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices40
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment25
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery45
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads25
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups35
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes45
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes25
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes30
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes50
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements75
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads40
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook80
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus30
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements15
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations100
SITHPAT006Produce desserts100
SITXCOM005Manage conflict20
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget30
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices40
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills20
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people60
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items10
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations20
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBITU306Design And Produce Business Documents80
BSBWOR203Work Effectively With Others15
SITHCCC002Prepare and present simple dishes25
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment13
SITHPAT005Produce petits fours30
SITXFIN002Interpret financial information60

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

Additional comments

Apply now for semester 1 intake commencing the 5th of February. Applicants must contact the department on Tel: 92792285 and make an appointment to attend one of the information sessions.

What will I study?

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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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. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


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 $5.10 $1.02 $16.00

^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 2019. 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 it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

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. 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.