Certificate IV in Kitchen Management


This qualification reflects the role of chefs and 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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

Course Details

32 Units must be completed

27 Core Units

5 Elective Units

Core Units

  • SITHCCC023: Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC027: Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC028: Prepare appetisers and salads
  • SITHCCC029: Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • SITHCCC030: Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
  • SITHCCC031: Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • SITHCCC035: Prepare poultry dishes
  • SITHCCC036: Prepare meat dishes
  • SITHCCC037: Prepare seafood dishes
  • SITHCCC041: Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHCCC042: Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC043: Work effectively as a cook
  • SITHKOP010: Plan and cost recipes
  • SITHKOP012: Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
  • SITHKOP013: Plan cooking operations
  • SITHKOP015: Design and cost menus
  • SITHPAT016: Produce desserts
  • SITXCOM010: Manage conflict
  • SITXFIN009: Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXFSA005: Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA006: Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXFSA008: Develop and implement a food safety program
  • SITXHRM008: Roster staff
  • SITXHRM009: Lead and manage people
  • SITXINV006: Receive, store and maintain stock
  • SITXMGT004: Monitor work operations
  • SITXWHS007: Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective Units

  • SITHCCC026: Package prepared foodstuffs
  • SITHCCC040: Prepare and serve cheese
  • SITHKOP011: Plan and implement service of buffets
  • SITXINV007: Purchase Goods
  • SITXINV008: Control Stock
  • SITHFAB021: Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Note: Course duration may vary due to prior qualifications and credit transfers applied.

Above list only includes units selected by Vibe College in delivering. However, there are more units listed within training package for elective units. Vibe College may change the units in agreement with students and related stakeholder to meet the need of learners/changing industry trend.


  • 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 6 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 SIT40521 Qualification Certificate, issued by VIBE COLLEGE.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

Pathways Information

After achieving SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, individuals may undertake:

SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
SIT60322 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.

Govt. Guidlines

We are currently in the process of updating all the information with recent changes announced by Department of Home Affairs. In the meantime, if you need any information, please reach out to college administration directly via email ([email protected]). Sorry for any inconvenience caused.