Certificate IV in Catering Operations

Course Code SIT40616
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 875 hours

Course Overview

The SIT40416 Certificate IV in Catering Operations is the recognised qualificaiotn to become a qualified in a vairty of roles such as a Food and Beverage Superior, Front Office Supervisor, Concierge or Gaming Supervisor
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 cant always learn on the job. Youll 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 is undertaken as a traineeship.
Undertaking a Traineeship will allow you to learn on the job. Our Trainers are hospitality industry experts and will teach you things you cant always learn at work. Youll learn safe work practices and important cooking skills in our commercial kitchens.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

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

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 as a catering assistant, cook or a food service assistant.

Working withing this industry may include shift work in a variety of workplace environements

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $3,360.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $672.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $5,250.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $1,050.00
Full Fee $8,968.75
Course Materials $350.00

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

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 (Apprentices only)

Units of Competency

SIT40616 – Core Units
SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
SITXINV004 – Control stock
SITHKOP005 – Coordinate cooking operations
BSBSUS401 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITXWHS003 – Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXINV002 – Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXCOM005 – Manage conflict
SITXFIN003 – Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC005 – Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC001 – Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

SIT40616 – Elective Units
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
SITHCCC002 – Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC003 – Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC004 – Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC006 – Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 – Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 – Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC011 – Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC018 – Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019 – Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHKOP002 – Plan and cost basic menus
SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXFIN002 – Interpret financial information
SITXINV001 – Receive and store stock
SITXMGT001 – Monitor work operations
VU20007 – Prepare For Employment
VU20009 – Participate In Job Seeking Activities

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.

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
Additional Information

Students will be required to purchase Restaurant uniform and online resources.

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.