Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

National code SIT40516
Course Features
  • Zero Tuition Fees/Study for Free
  • Study while you are working
  • Flexible Study Hours
  • Enterprise based, training centre located within The Thornbury Theatre
  • Government subsidised fee options for Australian Citizen/PR/Refugee
Course Duration 1388 Hours
Fees Full Fee: $14,250
Government Subsidised Fee*: $0
[Check Eligibility Criteria]
* Material Fee Payable: $200
Intake Dates 5th Feb, 20185th Mar, 20182nd Apr, 2018
Campus Location Melbourne CBD, Thornbury
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Course Overview

The Australian College of Trade is a provider of high quality, nationally accredited vocational education and training programs. We have a commitment to ensuring our teaching and learning processes are highly innovative and engaging, with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
The aim of Australian College of Trade is to provide students with a quality and supportive learning environment and to enable students to develop the skills, knowledge and competency that will enhance their employability and career opportunities.
The unique nature of our college is that it is fully embedded within the Thornbury Theatre. This beautiful and stately venue has been home to entertainment and private events for close to 100 years and is an iconic building in Melbourne’s inner Northern region. The two fully equipped and operational commercial kitchens located within the Australian College of Trade/Thornbury Theatre complex have a dual role. On the one hand they provide our students with excellent premises for the delivery of cookery classes in a commercial kitchen environment and secondly, with the regular events staged at the Theatre, our students are exposed to industry realistic food preparation and cooking conditions to serve groups with as many as 700 guests.

Qualification Description

This qualification 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 organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Course Eligibility

You are eligible for the subsidised fee if you fulfil one of the following criteria

  • Australian Citizen
  • Holder of Permanent Resident Visa
  • Holder of Permanent Humanitarian Visa/Refugee

For further information, please contact +61 3 9484 8787.
To check eligibility criteria, please visit www.skills.vic.gov.au

Career Opportunities

There is scope for individuals that complete this course to gain skills that are aligned with job/s such as:

  • Chef
  • Chef de Partie

For further information, please contact +61 3 9484 8787.


Individuals may enter SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. However, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications and/or gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.
If students wish to pursue further studies in Hospitality they could proceed directly into SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Course Fees

This course is funded by the Victorian Training Guarantee and so there are no tuition fees. There is a materials fee of $200 to cover the compulsory uniform and study materials.

Course Structure

Consistent with Qualification Rules and packaging requirements, the qualification offered by the Australian College of Trade comprises the following units of competence.
Note: * denotes prerequisite is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.

Cert iv Commercial Cookery Course Structure

For further information, please contact +61 3 9484 8787.