SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Calling all commercial cooks! Do you have what it takes to be a success and great manager or supervisor?


On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit


52 weeks


Mackay City, Rockhampton City


$22,341.00 (2023)


33 units


ROC - 094903E, MKC - 094903E


Upon completion this Commercial Cookery qualification provides you with employment and career opportunities to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias event catering organisations, airlines, hospitals, student accommodation areas, industry cafeterias and corporate organisations.

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.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.


Duration: 52 weeks
Hygiene and Safe Food Handling Practices
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
Work Safely in the Kitchen
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
Work Effectively and Use Cookery Skills Effectively
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others
Use Equipment to Prepare and Cook Food
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Participate and Maintain the Quality of Perishable Food and Practice Sustainability
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
BSBSUS201Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
Prepare and Present Appetisers, Salads and Sandwiches
SITHCCC003Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads
Prepare and Present Fruit, Vegetables, Pasta Dishes and Cheese
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC017Handle and serve cheese
Prepare and Present Poultry and Seafood Dishes
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013Prepare Seafood Dishes
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes
Package Prepared Foodstuffs
SITHCCC004Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHPAT006Produce desserts
Coaching and Developing Skills as a Cook
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
Produce Cakes, Pastries and Breads
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Menu Planning and Costing
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus
Dietary and Specialised Food Items
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC021Prepare specialised food items
Manage People and Conflict
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations
SITXCOM005Manage conflict
Coordinate Cookery Operations and Dietary Requirements
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations
Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Manage Finances within a Budget
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
Diversity in the Workplace
BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace
Implement and Monitor Work Health and Safety Practices
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


2023 FebruaryMackay City, Rockhampton City

Vocational placement is not required by students who have previously completed the following units:

  • SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook 
  • SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations

For students who have not already completed these units, you will need to demonstrate 48 restaurant services (portfolio of evidence). For the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations, students need to demonstrate 12 services.

This course has no residential schools.
Applicants must be an existing worker in the Tourism and Hospitality industry and must already hold a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the Tourism and Hospitality industry.
Upon completion this Commercial Cookery qualification provides you with employment and career opportunities to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias event catering organisations, airlines, hospitals, student accommodation areas, industry cafeterias and corporate organisations.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service (International)$22,341.00 (2023)

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