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Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516

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Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery – SIT40516

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Commercial Cook.

You'll be qualified to take on a supervisory or team lead role in the kitchen, managing staff and business operations.

You'll combine expert cookery skills with hospitality management training, learning specialty menu planning alongside financial and management techniques. Our experienced Trainers will teach you the latest cooking methodologies and techniques, and you'll practice your skills in our on-campus kitchens and restaurants.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship and on campus.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Hospitality industry as a Commercial Cook or Chef with a supervisory role in the kitchen.

You may find work in the following contexts:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Clubs
  • Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Coffee shops.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week, 9am to 4pm / 2019

On Campus - 1 x 6 hour day per week - Semester 1/2020

On Campus - 1 x 6 hour day per week - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$5,357.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,074.00
3. Subsidised Apprentice
$4,883.00
4. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$976.00
5. Full Fee
$14,299.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$558.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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:

  • Attend an interview (on campus students only)
  • 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course (Apprentices Only)
Core Units
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs 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 Units
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SITHCCC003
Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC004
Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC021
Prepare specialised food items
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB016
Provide advice on food
SITXFIN002
Interpret financial information
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
SITXHRM004
Recruit, select and induct staff
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITXINV004
Control stock

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio

Students will be required to purchase a Knife kit, cooks uniform and online resources.

Ronan Cunniffe

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.

The duration for an on campus student is 12 months, given that you already hold the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

The duration of an Apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months.

Please contact the course coordinator for further details.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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