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Commercial Cookery Courses in Melbourne

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 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.
SIT Hospitality Training Package entry requirements for this qualification

  • Direct entry is allowed for all SIT Hospitality qualifications.

  • However, industry highly recommends that students complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification and gain vocational experience in industry before progressing to a Certificate IV qualification, as Certificate IV Commercial Cookery qualifications provide for the acquisition of more senior or supervisory skills.

  • Industry has an expectation that people in supervisory roles (like the job outcomes sought by this qualification) would have gained workplace experience in operational duties before coordinating the duties of others

  • AVETA Entry Requirements for International Students:

  • International students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of enrolment in this qualification and must have obtained or completed one of the following:
    - Have obtained an IELTS band score of at least 5.5 - or equivalent; or 5.0 where the test score is combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS or 4.5 where the test score is combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS (;
    - (Note - IELTS - results are valid for two years only: reference:; or
    - Have completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level Training Package course in Australia; or,
    - Have completed any Certificate III or Certificate IV in ESL or EAL from the ESL/EAL Framework (VIC).
    - Have completed the ELICOS Course: General English – Intermediate Level
  • Full time: 78 weeks (including public holidays, reassessment and catch-up days)
    Study Areas
    Individuals with this qualification will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Commercial Cookery

  • Kitchen Operations

  • Food Safety

  • Communication and Teamwork

  • Customer Service

  • Menu planing

  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Workplace Effectiveness

  • Work Health and Safety

  • Units of Competency
  • 26 core units

  • 7 elective units

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  • AVETA will determine any prior learning of each student with regard to their existing skills, knowledge and experience that that the student may have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning related to Units of Competency in this qualification in order to determine the amount of training AVETA will provide to each student (as per Clause 1.2, ASQA RTO Standards 2015). If RPL credit is granted, this may result in a shorter course duration for this qualification.
  • Direct Observation, Reports, Case Studies, and Written Assessments.

  • Where required (on a unit by unit basis) students will be assessed, in a realistic operational environment (i.e. a fully operational commercial kitchen), using supervisory or team leading skills so that when they graduate they can operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve nonroutine problems.
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    If you are looking to further your studies in Hospitality, you have come to the right place. At AVETA, we have comprehensive courses that are planned to equip participants with a wide range of skills to improve employability and opportunities as a chef. With the help of SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Cookery, learners can gain the knowledge and experience to take up various roles in a commercial kitchen. Apart from improving cooking skills, participants learn how to manage and organise a professional kitchen. Our Cert IV Commercial Cookery module offers the relevant skills required to advance in your culinary career. Learners will also gain an understanding of how commercial kitchens function and manage people and business operations.

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