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Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery - SIT40413

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.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Possible job titles include:
• chef
• chef de partie.

This is a Nationally Recognised course within the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).

Individuals may enter SIT40413 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. However, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, and/or gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 33 units of competency, consisting of:
27 core units plus 6 elective units, consisting of: 6 units from the list, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any 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.

Core units
BSBDIV501A  Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS301A  Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTAID003  Provide first aid
SITHCCC101  Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC201  Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC202  Produce appetisers and salads
SITHCCC203  Produce stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC204  Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC301  Produce poultry dishes
SITHCCC302  Produce seafood dishes
SITHCCC303  Produce meat dishes
SITHCCC307  Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC308  Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC309  Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP302  Plan and cost basic menus
SITHKOP402  Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP403  Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT306  Produce desserts
SITXCOM401  Manage conflict
SITXFIN402  Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA101  Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA201  Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM301  Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM402  Lead and manage people
SITXINV202  Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT401  Monitor work operations
SITXWHS401  Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Elective units
BSBWOR204A Use business technology
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets
BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records
Other electives may be chosen as required


• Recognition of Prior Learning

The duration is self-paced.
• Admission Fee $200
• Recognition of Prior Learning $100 per unit

The prices above are quoted per unit of competency. Payment plans are available. Additional fees may apply for training and assessment occurring at more than 200km away from Brisbane CBD such as travel and accommodation costs. These will be calculated according to the location and indicated before to enrolment. New England College of Technology will strive to keep these costs at their minimum. For more information please contact us on (07) 3891 6433.


Please refer to the enrolment form for the New England College of Technology cancellation and refund policy. This form may be found at


After achieving SIT40413 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which a candidate may be granted recognition or partial recognition towards a formal qualification. The recognition occurs through demonstration of skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid work and general life experience. Candidates who believe might have gained skills through any of these methods are encouraged to contact our RPL Officers and enquire on the qualification options, admission and assessment process. In most cases the RPL process will cost less than formal training.


To enrol please contact our Admissions Officers:
151 Wellington Road, East Brisbane QLD 4169 - PH: 07 3891 6433 F: 07 3891 6433 E: or visit our website to submit an enquiry or enrolment request.

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