SIT40516 – Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

CRICOS Course Code: 098034B

About this course

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.

Key Information

Course Duration

78 Weeks

Study Mode

Classroom, Self-study



Course Location

Brisbane, Melbourne

Course Fees

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Course Intake

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  • International students must be at least 18 years of age
  • International students must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12.
  • These students must also have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Students must also participate in a course entry interview to demonstrate their suitability for the course.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • The student was educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country.
  • The student has completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.
  • The student has successfully completed an English Placement Test.
  • The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.
  • The student has successfully completed their High School in English Language.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Total Units 33   Core Units 26    Elective Units 7

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Electivee
BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplaceCore
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment*Core
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery*Core
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads*Core
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups*Core
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes*Core
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes*Core
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes*Core
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes*Core
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements*Core
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads*Core
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook*Core
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menusCore
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirementsCore
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations*Core
SITHPAT006Produce desserts*Core
SITXCOM005Manage conflictCore
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budgetCore
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safetyCore
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practicesCore
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skillsCore
SITXHRM003Lead and manage peopleCore
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items*Core
SITXMGT001Monitor work operationsCore
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practicesCore
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipmentCore
SITHCCC002Prepare and serve simple dishesElective
SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risk Elective
SITXFIN004Prepare and monitor budgetsElective
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers Elective
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcoholElective
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industryElective

* The unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite for all units marked with a star and will, therefore, be delivered and assessed prior to all other units marked with a star.

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery includes Practical classes and Work placement. The practical class will be conducted in a fully equipped training kitchen based in Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006. And a minimum of 48 food service shifts of work placement hours to be completed to meet the requirement of course.

Work placements provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they learned while studying in a professional workplace. For more information on work placement, including or support services; please feel free to contact Brighton College

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors. Such as

  • Chef
  • chef de parties

Enquire about the course

Simply fill out the form to receive the course guide and a call from Brighton College Student Advisor.


Call 07 3123 4911

8.30 AM – 5.00 PM Monday to Friday