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SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

2018

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Overview

Palmerston

Estimated completion time: 2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Chef

The SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 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.

International Students
This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 093904A). Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hospitality include:

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

Pathways from the qualification

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

International Students

Please refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/futurestudents-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 1,405 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $4,215.00
Domestic Full Fees: $21,075.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
International Fees: $14,800.00 per year

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published early in December 2018.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
 

International Students

International Full Fees

International course fees are included on the International Course Listing page. Select the VET tab for more information.

  • 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: Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Culinary Arts
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7526
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: culinaryarts@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a 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 total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1405.

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
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
60
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
70
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
30
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
30
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
80
  Total nominal hours for elective units
340
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
1405

*Prerequisite unit is SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

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