SIT40516 SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Course Description

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.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Diploma
qualifications, such as the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

This program is delivered in the classroom at our city campus Level 6 250 Collins Street. Practical face to face training is provided in a commercial kitchen located at 54-56 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000. A work placement (total 240 hours) is also required.
This qualification is expected to be completed in 78 weeks. This will include 60 weeks of face to face training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each (including a total of 48 hours of workplace for the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations*) and 18 weeks of term breaks (accumulative).
Students will also need to complete an additional 192 work placement hours for the unit SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook*. This is to be run concurrently in term 4 to term 6 in addition to the scheduled contact training and assessment hours of 20 hours per week. There are no additional fees for this work placement.

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Potential employment options are in the commercial cookery sector in the roles such as chef or
chef de partie.

There are no specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. International students entering this course at Hilton Academy must meet the following entry requirements:

Age Requirements Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.
Academic Requirements To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 10 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 10) with satisfactory results, OR successful completion of a recognised Foundation Studies program in Australia, OR successful completion of the international Baccalaureate Certificate, OR Successful completion of an Australian qualification of AQF level 3. An educational achievement which is greater than any of these is also suitable.
English Language Requirements To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South America or Ireland.
  • Completed in Australia in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.
  • Successfully completed in Australia in English the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.

Applicants without the documented evidence to demonstrate the required English language competence may undertake the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment online to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet Hilton’s English Language entry requirement.

DHA requirements: Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair (DHA) requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Additionally, all international students are required to:

  • undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs during the enrolment process.
  • complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course – it is a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support during study

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess students previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

If students have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in students new course, students may be eligible for a credit transfer and students may not have to repeat that unit. Students will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies and short answer questions.

Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment.

Assessment tasks:

  • Reflect real life work tasks.
  • Are required to be performed within industry standard timeframes as specified by assessors in relation to each task.
  • Are assessed using assessment criteria that relate to the quality of work expected by the industry.
  • Are performed to industry safety requirements as relevant.
  • Utilise authentic workplace documentation.
  • Require students to work with others as part of a team.
  • Require students to plan and prioritise competing work tasks.
  • Involve the use of standard, workplace equipment such as computers and software.
  • Ensure that students are required to consider workplace constraints such as time and budgets.

Units of Competency

 

Core Units: 26 Units

Code Title Core/Elective
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment* Core
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery* Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads* Core
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups*  Core
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes* Core
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes* Core
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes*  Core
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes* Core
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements* Core
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads* Core
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook* Core
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements Core
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations* Core
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts* Core
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items  Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core

Note: SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety – is a pre-requisite for all units marked with (*)

SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Elective
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Elective
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment* Elective
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Elective
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective

Note: SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety – is a pre-requisite for all units marked with (*)