Certificate IV in Hospitality

Course Code SIT40416
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 870 hours

Course Overview

The SIT40416 Certificate IV in Catering Operations is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Caterer.

Extend your cooking skills and career with the SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations. Learn to coach and supervise staff in a busy kitchen. Our graduates find work everywhere from hospital catering departments and aged care facilities to hotel kitchens and sporting venues.

Run your own catering company or supervise a catering kitchen. Our Trainers are in the hospitality industry and teach you higher-level skills you can’t always learn on the job. You’ll learn safe work practices, supervisory skills and cooking techniques:

  • Conflict management
  • Financial management techniques
  • Customer services skills
  • Kitchen operations coordination
  • Stock and inventory control

This course will allow you to learn on the job. Our Trainers are hospitality industry experts and will teach you things you can’t always learn at work. You’ll learn safe work practices and important cooking skills in our commercial kitchens.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIT40416 Certificate IV in Catering Operations is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Hospitality/Cookery industry.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cookchill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.

Possible job titles include:

  • catering supervisor
  • kitchen administrator
  • small business caterer

Working within this industry may include shift work in a variety of workplace environments. It may also require a reasonable level of fitness.

Further studies
After gaining the SIT40416 Certificate IV in Catering Operations, you might wish to undertake further study in the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days per Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus – SEMESTER 1 / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days per Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus – SEMESTER 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are enrolled in a maximum of 870 hours of training.

Students are encouraged to attend all scheduled session with your trainer.

A minimum of 12 service periods are required to be completed for this qualification which will comprise lunch and/or dinner periods.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jane Wall
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 870 $3.84 $3,340.80 $6.00 $5,220.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 870 $0.76 $668.16 $6.00 $5,220.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 870 $4.50 $3,915.00 $8.50 $7,395.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 870 $0.90 $783.00 $8.50 $7,395.00
Full Fee 870 $10.25 $8,917.50 N/A N/A
Course Materials 870 $0.40 $348.00 N/A N/A

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

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

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

SIT40416 – Core Units
SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
SITXCCS007 – Enhance customer service experiences
SITXWHS003 – Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXHRM003 – Lead and manage people
SITXCOM005 – Manage conflict
BSBDIV501 – Manage diversity in the workplace
SITXFIN003 – Manage finances within a budget
SITXMGT001 – Monitor work operations
SITHIND004 – Work effectively in hospitality service

SIT40416 – Elective Units
BSBSUS401 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
ICTWEB201 – Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
SITEEVT005 – Plan in-house events or functions
SITHACS001 – Clean premises and equipment
SITHACS002 – Provide housekeeping services to guests
SITHACS003 – Prepare rooms for guests
SITHACS008 – Provide accommodation reception services
SITHFAB001 – Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar
SITHFAB004 – Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007 – Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB010 – Prepare and serve cocktails
SITHFAB014 – Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB016 – Provide advice on food
SITHFAB017 – Provide advice on food and beverage matching
SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITTTSL002 – Access and interpret product information
SITTTSL004 – Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITTTSL005 – Sell tourism products and services
SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers
SITXFIN001 – Process financial transactions
SITXFIN002 – Interpret financial information
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM002 – Roster staff
SITXHRM004 – Recruit, select and induct staff
SITXINV001 – Receive and store stock
SITXINV004 – Control stock
SITXWHS002 – Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.