Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 | CRICOS: 094609M

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Start your exciting career in commercial cookery today!

Do you have passion for creating incredible food and unforgettable dining experiences? If so, the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 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.

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.

Course Overview

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.

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.

Course Duration
88 weeks
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.

Tuition fees

From $14,000**

Work placement hours
360 hours
Intake Dates
Every 10 weeks starting 15/01/19. See the PDF for all intake dates.

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

**Additional costs include: $600 workbook; $580 uniform & toolkits; $250

This is a guide only. Please contact QAT for the exact cost.

Course Highlights

  • 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.

Course Units

SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
SITHCCC017
Handle and serve cheese
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
BSBITU202
Create and use spreadsheets
SITXFSA004
Develop and implement a food safety program
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITHCCC007
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC013
Prepare seafood dishes
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXINV003
Purchase goods
SITXINV004
Control stock
SITHCCC012
Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC014
Prepare meat dishes
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITHCCC019
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020
Work effectively as a cook
SITXWHS002
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Work Placement Centers

  • Hilton Brisbane
  • Sofitel
  • Pullman
  • Proud Mary

Career 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.

Work

Graduates can also choose to immediately commence their career as a chef or chef de partie.

What students are saying about QAT

“I had the opportunity to study at QAT, great people and great staff. I had many experiences, I had difficult moments and sometimes hard to express my frustrations, however the trainers always were there to support me, been patient with me they help me to continue until the end."
Leidy From Colombia
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