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Certificate IV 
Commercial Cookery

For those seeking a supervisory or team leading role in a commercial kitchen.


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TMG College Australia     


Program Overview

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Program 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 Program provides a pathway to work in organisation such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.




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SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

  • Subjects

    To be awarded SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, a student must successfully complete a total of thirty three (33) units of competency, consisting of:

    • Twenty six (26) core units, and;
    • Seven (7) elective units


    Core Subjects

    BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment

    BSBDIV501 - Manage diversity in the workplace

    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

    SITHCCC013 - Prepare seafood dishes

    SITHCCC014 - Prepare meat dishes

    SITHCCC018 - Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

    SITHCCC019 - Produce cakes, pastries and breads

    SITHCCC020 - Work effectively as a cook

    SITHKOP002 - Plan and cost basic menus

    SITHKOP004 - Develop menus for special dietary requirements

    SITHKOP005 - Coordinate cooking operations*

    SITHPAT006 - Produce desserts

    SITXCOM005 - Manage conflict

    SITXFIN003 - Manage finances within a budget

    SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

    SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices

    SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills

    SITXHRM003 - Lead and manage people

    SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items

    SITXMGT001 - Monitor work operations

    SITXWHS003 - Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


    Elective Subjects

    BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents

    SITHCCC015 - Produce and serve food for buffets

    SITHIND002 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry

    SITXCCS007 - Enhance customer service experiences

    SITXHRM002 - Roster staff

    SITXINV003 - Purchase goods

    SITXINV004 - Control stock

    *Credit Transfer and RPL (Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment) offered.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment.

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Written assessments task
    • Research assignment/project portfolio
    • Role Play/case study
    • Workplace practical tasks
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 208 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia Provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face training 

    In person Classroom Based Training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both Theory and Practical activities which are supported by Structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, students will also be required to undertake Work Placement in in a Commercial Kitchen.  

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver Training and undertake Assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this Program may undertake: 

    - SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management 

  • Your Career

    Possible job titles include:

    • Caterer (Small Business)
    • Catering Supervisor
    • Chef (Small Restaurant or Cafe)
    • Chef de Partie (Large Hotel)


  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $132.00
    With Concession - $26.40

    Fee For Service -  

    Apprenticeship: $18,810.00

    Non-Apprenticeship: $8,382.00

    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG's matched qualifications 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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