SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Qualification Description

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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 organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Possible Job Titles

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

*Gamma Education & Training Pty Ltd does not guarantee that international graduates will obtain the listed jobs as international student employment will depend on factors in the student’s home country and home country corporate environment. However, Graduates will gain skills relevant to the learning and development functions performed

Course Information

Certificate IV
CRICOS Course Code


  • 78 weeks


  • Study Weeks = 60
  • Holiday Weeks = 18


  • Brisbane
  • Sydney

Weekend Program Available

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements

  • 18-years of Age or Older 
  • Minimum Qualification must be Year 12 or equivalent 
  • Proficient English Levels (see English requirements) 
  • Genuine & Bona-fide Student and Basic computer skills (As identified by Pre-enrolment processes)
  • Must be able to complete 60 complete service shifts of work-placement.

Individuals may enter SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. 

English Level

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): minimum core of 46 (with no band less than 42) or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 47 or
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent or
  • Occupational English Test (OET) score of PASS or
  • TOEFL Paper Based (PB) score of 506 or
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) score of 62 or
  • Gamma Education LLN Test (ACSF Level)

Gamma Education & Training Pty Ltd is committed to providing quality, industry-relevant education while supporting students throughout their study.

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33 units must be completed:

26 Core Units

  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
  • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
  • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
  • SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
  • SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
  • SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
  • SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus (Project)
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
  • SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook (48 shifts)
  • SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
  • SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

7 Elective Units

  • SITXHRM002 Roster staff
  • BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
  • SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
  • SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation



Logbook evidence for a minimum of 60 complete service periods (shifts) is required. A logbook will be provided specifying tasks you need to undertake. 

The College will arrange work-placement for learners who do not have access to the workplace. However, students are indicate their expression of interest for Placement arrangement by filling out a form. For students who have access to their own workplace are required to liaise with the RTO for the approval of work-placement.

Gamma Education & Training will approve the work-placement before students can start placement. The College’s assessor will liaise with the student’s workplace supervisor and will discuss requirements and logbook. The student needs to get the work-placement Log book completed by the workplace supervisor for 60 complete service shifts. 

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Total Duration : 102 Weeks

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