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Key details

Duration

2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is two (2) years full-time or four (4) years part-time face-to-face

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Alice Springs, Palmerston

Course code

SIT40516

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hospitality include:
>Chef de partie

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

After achieving SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees:

This course is free for eligible students who receive a NT Domestic Subsidised place or $18,087.50 for Domestic Full fee places.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $14,800.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery a total of thirty-three (33) units of competency must be completed comprising twenty-six (26) Core and seven (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1447.

Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
60
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
40
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment *
25
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery *
45
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads *
25
SITHCCC007
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups *
35
SITHCCC008
Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *
45
SITHCCC012
Prepare poultry dishes *
25
SITHCCC013
Prepare seafood dishes *
30
SITHCCC014
Prepare meat dishes *
50
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements *
75
SITHCCC019
Produce cakes, pastries and breads *
40
SITHCCC020
Work effectively as a cook *
80
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
30
SITHKOP004
Develop menus for special dietary requirements
15
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations *
100
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts *
100
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
20
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
30
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
15
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
40
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
20
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
60
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items *
10
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
20
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
30
 
Total nominal hours for core units
1065
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 7)
SITXCCS007
Enhance customer service experiences
40
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
30
SITHPAT004*
Produce yeast-based bakery products
42
BSBMGT517
Manage operational plan
70
SITXCCS008
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
30
SITHASC008*
Prepare Asian cooked dishes
90
SITXGLC001
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
80
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
382
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
1447

*Prerequisite unit is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

A current SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or an equivalent qualification in cooking is a prerequisite for entry into SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Candidates will be required to attend a meeting with the course lecturer prior to enrolment to discuss the requirements of the course.

Students will be sent a pre-enrolment letter generated by the team and sent to them by the coordinator. The pre-enrolment letter indicates to the student who the coordinating lecturer is, contact information, and when the induction and enrolment day is for the course and what the students are required to bring on the day.

On the day of induction, the student's complete enrolment forms, complete a learner support indicator assessment to determine learning support requirements and receive course information such as training dates and content.

Students will be expected to have employment in a relevant position in a commercial kitchen to satisfy the requirements of the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations, which requires students to supervise at least 12 service periods and SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook which requires students to complete 48 restaurant services.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus and online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Alice Springs and Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 093904A).

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Chef
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
093904A
Palmerston
093904A

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