SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Qualification: SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Qualification CRICOS Code: 102372A

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 4

Entry Requirement:

There is no pre-requisites or specific entry requirement for this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Newton College requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

  • Have demonstrated an IELTS level of at least 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) or the successful completion of at least General English Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.

  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent。

  • Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement.

  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that Newton College is able to provide (applicable for Level 1 countries only).

  • Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete LLN test on the orientation day to assist Newton College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Newton College.

To satisfy the qualification requirements, work placement of 240 hours must be successfully completed, and a logbook must be maintained. For the unit SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook, students must complete a minimum of 48 complete service periods (shifts) of 8 hours each or 24 complete service periods (shifts) of 4 hours each in a hospitality workplace undertaking work tasks relevant to the unit content. Similarly, for the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations, students must complete a minimum of 6 complete service periods (shifts) of 8 hours each or 12 complete service periods (shifts) of 4 hours each. The duration of the service periods depends on the negotiations with the host employer and student’s preference of the service period duration would be taken into consideration prior to the arrangement of the work placement. Total minimum hours of work placement are 240 hours. The work placement will be unpaid and the daily working hours (service periods) may be negotiated. All students are required to maintain a logbook to record their worked hours.

Newton College will arrange/secure work placements for each student. Students will access a hospitality workplace with a commercial kitchen that serves customers to address the requirements of this unit. Workplaces may include restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers, and event and function caterers. Students undertake duties as per work placement organisation and training package requirements under the supervision of a workplace supervisor.

Student who are already working in the commercial kitchen are encouraged to use their existing workplace to complete these service periods providing it meets the requirement’s necessary to conduct the assessments. Students who are not already working may nominate a workplace.

Covid-19 Variation to Delivery and Assessment Strategy

Total Core Units: 26

Total Electives Units: 7

Mode of Delivery: Face to face (Classroom based) / Flexible learning (Covid-19) 20 hours per week.

Total Course Duration: 78 Weeks (66 weeks of study and 12 weeks of term break)

Location of course:

  • Level 10, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Level 10, 108 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Kitchen Location:

  • 178 – 180 Victoria Street, Richmond VIC 3121
  • 11 – 17 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Total Terms: 6 Terms

Possible Employer Pathways: chefs at restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and/or coffee shops.

Course Structure:

A total of 33 Units (26 Core and 7 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 33 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification. We have selected the following units:

Core BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
Core BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Core SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
Core SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Core SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
Core SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Core SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
Core SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
Core SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes
Core SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes
Core SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Core SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Core SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook
Core SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
Core SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
Core SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements
Core SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
Core SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
Core SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
Core SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
Core SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
Core SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
Core SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
Core SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
Core SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
Core SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Elective SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Elective SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
Elective BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
Elective BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
Elective SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
Elective SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Elective SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences

For more course information, check the course flyer: SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Newton College’s Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Course (SIT40516) is made available to the students via face-to-face sessions held in fully equipped, contemporary classes. The training is a blend of theory and practical examinations, both conducted within the college premises. Each student who has enrolled for the course is expected to pass all the 33 units to conclude the training program.


1. For international student course fee details, please refer to the International Student Prospectus .

2. For domestic student course fee details, please contact Newton College.

3. Newton College does not guarantee that:

i) a learner/student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or

ii) a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of Clause 1.1 and 1.2 of Standards of Registered Training Organisation 2015; or

iii) a learner/student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the Newton College


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