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Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery(SIT40516 )


Course duration

81 weeks Full time study(including 12 weeks break/public holidays)


This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs,pubs, cafés, and coffee shops

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.However, students must meet the following minimum entry requirements:-

  1. Minimum Age - Applicants must be 18 years of age at the commencement of their course (refer to the Student Engagement Prior to Enrolment and Marketing policies and procedures www.ace.vic.edu.au)
  2. Academic Requirements – Students must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 11 or equivalent

Assessment Method

The following assessment methods but not limited will be used during this qualification: Formative Activities, Assignments,Student Presentations, Practical Demonstrations,Written Assessments and Log Book.

Work Based Training

Work-Based Training (WBT) for the Holistic unit SITHCCC020 Work Effectively as a Cook and SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations Smust be undertaken in order to achieve the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Training Package Rules

To attain SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, 33 units must be completed by the student : 26 core units and 7 elective units

• A total of 180 hours (60 Service Periods) will be completed in Work Based Training (WBT)
Unit Code Unit name Nominal Hours
Core Units
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace 60
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict 20
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices 30
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements 15
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people 60
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations 20
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget 30
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations* 100
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment* 25
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery* 45
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads* 25
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups* 35
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes* 45
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes* 25
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes* 30
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes* 50
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements* 75
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads* 40
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook* 80
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus 30
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts* 100
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items* 10
Electives Units
SITXFSA004 Develop and implement a food safety program 50
SITXCCS007 Enhance the customer service experience 40
SITXHRM002 Roster staff 30
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information 60
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock 30
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks 30
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage 80
Total Student Contact Hours 1385


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