Course Features

  • Lectures 156
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 78 week
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes

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.

Possible job titles include:

  • chef
  • chef de partie.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 bread

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

SITXCCS007: Enhance customer service experiences

SITXINV004: Control stock

SITXINV003: Purchase goods

SITXHRM002: Roster staff

SITHFAB002: Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHCCC003: Prepare and present sandwiches

SITHCCC017: Handle and serve cheese





  • Depending upon the nationality of the student, year 11 (Australian equivalent year 11) may be sufficient*.
  • Students must have completed at least an Australian year 12 equivalent.
  • Or Mature Age Students who do not have any qualification – they must pass the Internal LLN/English Placement Test*.
*Applicable for student nationalities and who would fall under SSVF matrix.


  • The student must provide evidence of attaining an overall IELTS score of 5.5 bands or equivalent scores on a similar test (such as TOEFL, PTE, etc).
  • Or the student must have attained at least Upper Intermediate level of English and must provide evidence of the same.
  • Or the student must pass Vibe’s relevant Internal English Placement Test.
  • Or the student must have completed Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.


The Student can be exempted from English Language Requirements if:

They are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange programme, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students.

Or they have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.

Or they have, in the two years before applying for the student visa, completed in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while he/she held a student visa.

Vibe College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suited to your financial needs. Course fees can be paid in person, by phone, internet banking, or credit card.

Fee for Service

  • Option 1: Upfront 100% Payment.
    You can pay course fees in full upfront through your own pocket either by direct debit or credit card. A direct debit or direct withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account. We accept payments by MasterCard or Visa.
  • Options 2: Payment Plan
    You are required to make first installment before course commencement and make the remaining payments through convenient installments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Options 3: Direct Debit
    You can arrange direct debit payments to us with your banking provider
  • Options 4: Credit Card
    We accept payments by MasterCard or Visa.

Note: Payments by  MasterCard and Visa credit Card attract a 2.5% surcharge  which will be added to the payment account being made. American express credit cards attract a 3% surcharge.

Study Outcomes

On completion of your studies, you will receive a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery SIT40516 Qualification Certificate, issued by VIBE COLLEGE.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

Pathways Information

After achieving SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, individuals may undertake:

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Note: Vibe College may not offer the courses listed under Pathway Information. The above list is the only representation of higher-level courses available in your areas of study.

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery includes no mandatory requirement for practical placement. However, we do assist our student to get in touch with various employers to obtain practical experience. Vocational placement helps you prepare for the real world with real-life skills. For more information on work placementor support services that we are able to offer, please feel free to contact us or talk to your course adviser at Vibe College today.