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Brisbane Culinary School for Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 | CRICOS: 094609M

Start your exciting career in commercial cookery today! with Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery at Queensland Academy of Technology.

Do you have passion for creating incredible food and unforgettable dining experiences? If so, the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery in Brisbane Culinary school (QAT) is for you. You’ll gain hands on culinary experience and develop the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to become a chef or chef de partie.

Course Description

QAT is also a Brisbane culinary school that provides Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, which provides students with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, workplace health and safety, teamwork and basic nutrition. Successful completion of this course will enable students to enter the workforce as a qualified chef or chef de partie, with opportunities to lead a small team to work in various kitchen settings.

Successful completion of SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery at QAT will enable students to enter the workforce as a qualified chef or chef de partie, with opportunities to lead a small team to work in various kitchen settings. By pursuing this career, you open up a plethora of fantastic employment prospects in the cookery industry. With Australia’s cookery industry currently thriving, you can enter this career path knowing you are in high demand in the workforce.See below for more information about our Brisbane culinary school.

Course Duration and Study Options

  • 88 weeks (2 days per week - includes 12 weeks fulltime work placement)
  • 360 hours of work placement

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent* (No band below 5.0).
  • Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent in the student’s home country).
  • Students who have not completed Year 12 (or equivalent) must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicate a likely success of course completion.

*Alternatively, students are required to take a pre-test before enrolment.

Tuition Fees

From $14,000**

**Check Fees and Funding or contact QAT for latest promotion.


Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning.

You can choose to package this course with the Diploma of Hospitality for a shorter duration of the combined programs. Contact us to find out more!

Payment Options

We have many payment options available depending on each individual student. Please Contact QAT to know what payment option suits you.

Why Study Hospitality with QAT?

At QAT our aim is to assist you in reaching the required competence and confidence to succeed within the Hospitality industry.

Join QAT industry award winning trainers who will provide you with the individual training support to successfully achieve your study to reach career goals and gain employment in the Hospitality, Events and Tourism industry.

You will receive:
  • This course will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a qualified chef or chef de partie.
  • This qualification is nationally recognised.
  • Our trainers are qualified, industry-experienced professionals who provide one-on-one support to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.
  • Students will be trained in real world settings and acquire job-ready skills through their training.
  • Students will gain valuable work experience in kitchen facilities due to our strong partnerships with local kitchens, restaurants and hotels.
  • QAT will help you arrange your work-based training to gain real world experience in local kitchens, restaurants and hotels.
  • Successful completion of this course will enable you to work as a chef or chef de partie, or complete further study with our internal pathways.

Come join Brisbane culinary school here at QAT

Qualification Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 37 units of competency. Students are required to complete a mandatory industry placement of 36 shifts to satisfy this component of your qualification. The qualification cannot be awarded without this being completed successfully.

Manage diversity in the workplace
Manage conflict
Lead and manage people
Coach others in job skills
Create and use spreadsheets
Purchase goods
Control stock
Manage finances within the budget
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Maintain the quality of perishable items
Use food preparation equipment
Produce appetisers and salads
Handle and Serve Cheese
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Receive and store stock
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Prepare seafood dishes
Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
Prepare poultry dishes
Prepare meat dishes
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirement
Enhance the customer service experience
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
Plan and cost basic menus
Produce desserts
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Coordinate cooking operations
Monitor work operations
Work effectively as a cook (Hotel Internship, 4 days/week)
Prepare and monitor budgets
Roster staff
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
Manage operational plan

Employment Opportunities

Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

  • Chef
  • Chef de Partie

Further Study

Students can pursue further studies by enrolling into a Diploma of Hospitality Management through our pathway program. For more information on our university pathways, please see University Pathways.

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Contact us now and we'll get you started.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    88 weeks

  • Delivery Mode

    Campus, Distance

  • Units


  • Work Placement:

    360 hours

  • Intake Dates

    Every 10 weeks*

  • Cost

    From $14,000

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