certificate Iv in commercial cookery

The ‘EVOLVE’d’ SIT40516 – Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery is ideal for someone who has a flair for food and a passion to create in the kitchen. Ignite your burners and give fire to your career as a qualified cook. Gain skills and knowledge integral to operate as a trade cook in a commercial kitchen environment, like safe work practices, use of food preparation equipment, prepare dishes and how to work effectively as a cook. 

Course Details

Qualification code: SIT40516

Qualification title: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 

Nationally recognised qualification: Yes

Can Contribute to your ATAR? No 

Can contribute to your QCE? No 

For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/.

Course Structure

Duration: 24-36 months

Units of competency: 26 core units + 7 electives 

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, egg 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:

  • These may be chosen to suit your desired industry outcome, contact our friendly team for more details. 

Delivery: Blended (face to face classes with online assessment)

Fees and Payment Plans
  • $800 for concessional students eligible under User Choice funding
  • $900 for non-concessional students eligible under User Choice funding
  • $3500 for students not eligible under User Choice funding
  • Eligibility does apply, see below
  • **Payment plans available.
Entry Requirements and Eligibility
  • The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery is funded by the Queensland Government. 
  • Minimum age is 13, if under 18 at commencement, a parent/guardian must provide signed consent. 
  • A Queensland resident i.e. Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland. 
  • Not have previously completed or currently enrolled in an apprenticeship program. 
  • Access to a laptop and internet. 
Entry Requirements and Eligibility

Training Evolution is contracted by the Queensland Government to deliver the The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. Please note, once a qualification has been completed using User Choice funding, students will no longer be eligible for a subsidised training place under the program. 

  • Minimum age is 16, if under 18 at commencement, a parent/guardian must provide signed consent. 
  • A current Australian or New Zealand citizen who is permanently residing in Queensland;
  • Not be currently enrolled in, or previously completed a Certificate III or higher level qualification User Choice program; and
  • Access to a laptop and internet.
Available Campuses, Locations and Upcoming intakes

At a workplace. 

    Work Integrated Learning and Placement

    Earn while you learn. You will be paid on a weekly basis for the hours of work you have completed. You will be placed in a workplace of your chosen industry to achieve your apprenticeship. Your new employer will assist you in becoming industry-experienced and qualified.

    Work Outcomes

    Career possibilities may include:

    • Chef
    • Chef de partle
    • Chef de cuisine
    Further Learning Pathways
    •  Further tertiary study 
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on most Training Evolution qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

    You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and our Operations team will assist you through the RPL assessment process.

    Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and we will conduct a credit assessment.

    How to Enrol

    You’ve made a great choice and we’re excited to have you on board! The next is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way.


    Before you apply, you may need the following:


    • Student ID (for current high school students)
    • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate in colour
    • Evidence of QLD residency dated within 6 months (Driver’s license, concession card or utility bill or bank statement with your address on it)
    • YOU WILL NEED a USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
    • Concession ONLY: DVA, HCC or PCC card details if you want to be eligible for concessional prices
    • A parent close by to also sign if under the age of 18!


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    *Information is subject to change, including start dates and course details. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date at the time of printing and distribution, some information is subject to change without notice.

    **Training Evolution does not collect more than $1500 at any one time. 


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