The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery gives you the skills and knowledge to become a qualified cook in a team leading or supervisory role.
It combines practical cookery classes taught in Holmesglen's purpose built specialty kitchens, with theoretical management subjects delivered by teaching staff with current industry knowledge.
This will provide you with a well rounded knowledge of what to expect when entering the industry.
The course could lead to work in various hospitality enterprises where food products are prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
This course also lays the foundations for opening your own business.
To receive this qualification you must complete 26 core units and seven elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Use food preparation equipment
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Prepare appetisers and salads
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Maintain the quality of perishable items
Implement and monitor Work Health and Safety practices
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Prepare and present simple dishes
Use cookery skills effectively
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
Enhance customer service experiences
Participate in safe work practices
Manage diversity in the workplace
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Work effectively as a cook
Plan and cost basic menus
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
Coordinate cooking operations
Manage finances within a budget
Coach others in job skills
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant employment experience
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 5.5.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion, you will receive the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
As a graduate of this program you can continue your studies in the SIT50416 Diploma of
Hospitality Management, SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management and beyond into the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.
- Head chef
- Sous chef
- Chef De Partie
- Catering manager
- Purchasing manager
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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