Certificate IV In Commercial Cookery
Course Code: SIT40516 | CRICOS Code: 099223M



Delivery Mode



52 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: SIT40516 | CRICOS Code: 099223M


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.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed mandatory 200 hours of work placement.

Successful completion of SIT30816 Certificate lll in Commercial Cookery

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 52 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $22,000 (Includes Material, Enrolment and Commercial Kitchen Training Fee)
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)
Work placement is mandatory

Intake Dates
10th May 2021
9th August 2021
8th November 2021

*This course is available at Parramatta & Perth Campus.

Entry Requirement

The following are the Admission requirements of Lead college:

International Student

1. 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment
2. Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
3. IELTS Overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 / TOEFL IBT 46 / PTE Academic 42 / CAE 162 / OET B/ GE Upper Intermediate Level/ MOI Certificate or equivalent or CERT III level in Australian Qualification
4. Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support
5. Must complete the FaceCruit Interview test with Lead College Admissions Officer
6. Ability to undertake a 200 hour of work placement in a regulated organisation.


You will be assessed in the classroom and workplace. Assessments include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, written work, role play, presentation, work based project, and research projects and workplace evidence/observation.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

It is mandatory to complete work placement hours to be eligible for attainment of this qualification.

Vocational Placement

All students need to complete their work placement which is essential component of this qualification to consolidate the students knowledge within education and care service.

All students are required to complete 200 hours work placement. Lead College help students find placements.

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shop.
  • Possible job title includes –

Chef de partie.

Essential Information


Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Pathway From Qualification

After completing SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, students may progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Units Of Competency

The SIT40516 Certificate IV In Commercial Cookery requires the completion of the following 33 Units (including 26 core and 7 electives).

Core units 
BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT006Produce desserts
SITXCOM005Manage conflict
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information before enrolling.

Elective Units 
Asian Cookery 
SITHASC002Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks
SITHASC003Prepare Asian stocks and soups
SITHASC004Prepare Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments
SITHASC005Prepare Asian salads
SITHASC006Prepare Asian rice and noodles
SITHASC007Prepare curry pastes and powders
SITHASC008Prepare Asian cooked dishes
SITHASC009Prepare Asian desserts
SITHASC010Prepare Japanese cooked dishes
SITHASC011Prepare sashimi
SITHASC012Prepare sushi
SITHASC013Produce Japanese desserts
SITHASC014Prepare dim sum
SITHASC015Prepare Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes
SITHASC016Prepare tandoori dishes
SITHASC017Prepare Indian breads
SITHASC018Prepare Indian sweetmeats
SITHASC019Prepare Indian pickles and chutneys
Client and Customer Service 
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers
SITXCCS007Enhance customer service experiences
Commercial Cookery and Catering 
SITHCCC004Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC009Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods
SITHCCC010Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods
SITHCCC015Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC016Produce pates and terrines
SITHCCC017Handle and serve cheese
SITHCCC021Prepare specialised food items
SITHCCC022Prepare portion-controlled meat cuts
Computer Operations and ICT Management 
BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301Create and use databases
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
SITXFIN002Interpret financial information
First Aid 
HLTAID003Provide first aid
Food and Beverage 
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003Operate a bar
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB014Provide table service of food and beverage
Food Safety 
SITXFSA003Transport and store food
SITXFSA004Develop and implement a food safety program
Human Resource Management 
SITXHRM002Roster staff
TAEASS301BContribute to assessment
TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction
TAEDEL404AMentor in the workplace
SITXINV001Receive and store stock
SITXINV003Purchase goods
SITXINV004Control stock
Kitchen Operations 
SITHKOP003Plan and display buffets
SITHKOP006Plan catering for events or functions
SITHPAT002Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT005Produce petits fours
SITHPAT007Prepare and model marzipan
SITHPAT008Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT009Model sugar-based decorations
SITHPAT010Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
Work Health and Safety 
SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Working in Industry 
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Related Qualifications

Application for Enrolment – International Students

Prospective students are required to complete and submit this duly filled form (Application for Enrolment – International Students) to Lead College Pty Ltd with the supporting documents as stated.

1. Please read through the International Student Handbook and Policies and Procedures which can be found on our website at: https://leadcollege.edu.au or with an authorised agent of Lead College.

2. No enrolment will be processed unless this form is fully completed. You will need to sign the declaration at the end of this document to acknowledge your understanding and agreement of the enrolment conditions.

3. For more information on the eligibility requirements for the student visa processing, please visit the Australian
immigration website at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500

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