SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Course Description

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. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organizations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Possible job title includes:

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

Total number of units = 33 (27 core and 6 Electives)

Recognition of Prior Learning

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL, please see the student handbook or enquire at the college for the procedure on how to apply.

Note: Please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.

Amount indicated is in Australian Dollars.

The RTO reserves the right to change the unit sequence within this training as required please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments, and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.


78 weeks (60 weeks of delivery + 18 weeks of holiday)

Mode of Delivery:

Blended Learning

14 hours/week:  Face-to-Face

6 hours/week:   Online Study

Approx. 10 hours/week: Self-Paced Study

Work Placement:

A minimum of 560 hours of practical placement hours to be completed

Mode of Assessment

Observation/Practical Skills, Written Questions, Case Studies, Simulation, Presentation

Course Fee and Payment Method(s)

Tuition Fees

$18,000 (78 weeks)

Additional Costs

Enrolment Application Fee (not refundable):

$250 is to be paid with the first installment and is additional to the tuition fees.

Material Fee

A Material Fee of $1,250 is to be paid with the first installment of the fees. This is not included in the full deposit and is additional to the payment plan below. The material fees include uniform, practical kit, and course content.

Total Cost: $19,500

Payment  Plan

6 Instalments: $3,000 each to be paid before the start of each term.

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts are included in the material fees.

  SITHCCC023 (C) Use food preparation equipment
  SITHCCC027 (C) Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  SITHCCC028 (C) Prepare appetisers and salads
  SITHCCC029 (C) Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  SITHCCC030 (C) Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
  SITHCCC031 (C) Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
  SITHCCC035 (C) Prepare poultry dishes
  SITHCCC036 (C) Prepare meat dishes
  SITHCCC037 (C) Prepare seafood dishes
  SITHCCC041 (C) Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  SITHCCC042 (C) Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  SITHCCC043 (C) Work effectively as a cook
  SITHKOP010 (C) Plan and cost recipes
  SITHKOP012 (C) Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
  SITHKOP013 (C) Plan cooking operations
  SITHKOP015 (C) Design and cost menus
  SITHPAT016 (C) Produce desserts
  SITXCOM010 (C) Manage conflict
  SITXFIN009 (C) Manage finances within a budget
  SITXFSA005 (C) Use hygienic practices for food safety
  SITXFSA006 (C) Participate in safe food handling practices
  SITXFSA008 (C) Develop and implement a food safety program
  SITXHRM008 (C) Roster staff
  SITXHRM009 (C) Lead and manage people
  SITXINV006 (C) Receive, store and maintain stock
  SITXMGT004 (C) Monitor work operations
  SITXWHS007 (C) Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  SITXHRM007 (E) Coach others in job skills
  BSBTWK501 (E) Lead diversity and inclusion
  SITHKOP011 (E) Plan and implement service of buffets
  SITHCCC038 (E) Produce and serve food for buffets
  SITXINV008 (E) Control stock
  SITHKOP014 (E) Plan catering for events or functions

Selection Criteria

Be over the age of 18
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 score or equivalent
Applicants are required to undertake a course Entry requirement test (CERT) and obtain a minimum of 50% to be deemed eligible to enter the course

Course Highlights

78 Weeks
14 hours/week
  Online Study
6 hours/week
  Self-Paced Study
Approx. 10 hours/week
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