Boost your skills within a commercial kitchen and take your hospitality career to the next level with the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.


This highly practical qualification will prepare students to be competitive candidates within the fast-paced hospitality industry as a qualified chef, chef de partie or patisserie chef.


Students will learn under the guidance of the very best qualified and professional chefs.


Within this qualification students will develop an in-depth industry knowledge of kitchen operations and management required to effectively work within a supervisory role within a commercial kitchen. They will also advance in their practical experience through hands-on training in food preparation, safety practices and cookery skills.


This nationally accredited qualification provides the foundations required to upskill and pursue further course studies in the hospitality industry, or go on to university.

Commercial Cookery Gold Coast
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Units of Study

This qualification contains a total of 33 units. These units are made up of 26 core units plus 7 elective units.


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 Produce 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 breads.
  • 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

  • SITHASC007 Prepare curry pastes and powders.
  • SITHKOP006 Plan catering for events or functions.
  • SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers.
  • SITXFSA004 Develop and implement a food safety program.
  • SITXHRM002 Roster staff.
  • SITXINV001 Receive and store stock.
  • SITXINV003 Purchase goods.

Training will take place at Icon Training Academy's state-of-the-art training facility at Robina Town Centre.

Course Duration

For students who currently hold an SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, this qualification will take approximately 8 months to complete.


For those with no prior qualifications, the SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery will take approximately 24 months to complete.

Course Fees

$2,963 per person, subject to eligibility. 


A co-contribution fee may apply to non-eligible students. Payment options are available, please contact us for more information.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides the essential skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified chef, chef de partie or patisserie chef.


Successful completion of this qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Entry Requirements

This qualification requires potential students to be an existing working in the Tourism and Hospitality industry and must already hold a trade qualification (certificate III) within the industry.


Students may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine any learner support requirements.


For all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, it is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To make your USI, visit the Australian government page here: Create a USI.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Completed similar courses or training? If students hold prior relevant work experience or formal qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), these may count as credit towards specific units. Please contact us for more information regarding eligibility or applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Further Information

For further information, please download the information sheet below or contact us.




For all enquiries, please give our office a call or send us an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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0739 241 282


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