Course Description: 

This is the minimum qualification specified by Trades Recognition Australia to be recognised as a Chef in Australia. This course builds on and refines the competencies students acquired while completing their Cert III in Commercial Cookery. Students will graduate with the skills and abilities required to enter the market, job ready, as competent and qualified chefs or cooks in a supervisory or lead position. This course will be delivered exclusively via classroom training.

Instalment Plan: 

2 Instalments (Every 10 weeks) 

Resource Fees: 


Tuition Fees: 


Entry Requirements: 
  • Australian Year 11 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (or equivalent)
  • Completion of Cert III in Commercial Cookery or obtain RPL or credit transfer for required units

Total: 26 weeks
(22 weeks study + 4 weeks break)
One Semester

Course Content:

BSBDIV501 – Manage Diversity in the Workplace
BSBSUS401 – Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid*
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, Eggs 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
SITHFAB016 – Provide Advice on Food
SITHIND002 – Source and Use Information on the Hospitality Industry
SITHKOP001 – Clean Kitchen Premises and Equipment
SITHKOP002 – Plan and Cost Basic Menus
SITHKOP003 – Plan and Display Buffets
SITHKOP004 – Develop Menus for Special Dietary Requirements
SITHKOP005 – Coordinate Cooking Operations
SITHKOP006 – Plan Catering for Events or Functions
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
SITXINV003 – Purchase Goods
SITXINV004 – Control Stock
SITXMGT001 – Monitor Work Operations
SITXWHS003 – Implement and Monitor Work Health and Safety Practices

*Will be administered by Response Plus (operating under RTO No. 90909) or a suitably qualified alternative

Assessment Methods:

  • Reports
  • Role playing
  • Case studies
  • Group projects
  • Observations
  • Presentations
  • Problem solving
  • Verbal interactions
  • Practical demonstrations

Employment Opportunities:

  • Chef
  • Chef de Partie

Further Education:

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management (091010M)

Intake Dates