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  • SIT40516
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Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your cookery career and progress to the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Gain the specialised skills and knowledge required join the kitchen as a chef or move on with further study.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Chef de Partie
  • Chef
COURSE OUTCOME

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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Course overview

Course overview

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery provides the technical skills and advanced knowledge required to join a kitchen brigade or continue with further specialised study.

This course equips you to work within the kitchen at a supervisory level. You will gain hands on culinary experience in the preparation of appetisers, salads, stocks, sauces, soups, seafood, meat, poultry, breads, pastries and cakes. Develop your supervisory skills and learn how to manage diversity in the workplace, implement sustainable practices, provide leadership, manage finances, and coordinate cooking operations.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enter the workforce as a chef or chef de partie.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
SITHCCC020
Work effectively as a cook
SITHCCC019
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC014
Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC013
Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC012
Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC007
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
Other
VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITXCCS007
Enhance customer service experiences
SITXFIN004
Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
Greater Brisbane
SITHASC001
Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITHCCC016
Produce pates and terrines
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SITXCCS008
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
SITXCCS007
Enhance customer service experiences
SITXFIN004
Prepare and monitor budgets
North and Far North Queensland
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
Other
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXINV004
Control stock
SITXCCS006
Provide service to customers
SITXFIN002
Interpret financial information
SITHFAB014
Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHIND002
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHFAB005
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB003
Operate a bar
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC021
Prepare specialised food items

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

You need to meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Completion of Year 10 Certificate or equivalent; or
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements:
    • Mooloolaba campus: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent)
    • All other campuses: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent).
  • Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will need to have access to or purchase a beginners knife set, and a range of other equipment. You may also be required to purchase uniform items (including TAFE Queensland branded items). These details will also be provided during orientation.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Tourism and Hospitality industry (existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name)
  • already hold a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the Tourism and Hospitality industry (evidence must be supplied prior to enrolment)
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland