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International Course Info

Course code:

SIT40521

Course fee:

A$19,440

Duration

1 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Kitchen Management at TAFE NSW develops your existing skills and knowledge so you can take your cooking career to the next level. Train with industry professionals, master a range of cooking techniques and refine your capabilities with practical experience.

This qualification gives you the skills you need to work confidently as a chef, commercial cook or kitchen supervisor in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs and cafes all over the world. Learn to manage people, and business operations and develop menus while you refine your knife skills and cookery techniques, and learn to prepare a variety of delicious food.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Plan, manage and monitor kitchen operations
  • Lead a team and coach others
  • Manage human resources and rostering
  • Manage finances and budgets
  • Use social media for marketing
  • Manage diversity in the workplace

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Preparing dishes using different techniques, equipment and methods
  • Developing and adapting menus to cater for special dietary requirements
  • Planning and costing menus
  • Food safety, preparation and storage
  • Hygiene, safe food handling and safe work practices

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • A collaborative spirit
  • Problem solving skills
  • A passion for food and learning
  • Resilience to work in high pressure environments

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

The global food service market is expected to increase to AU $6 trillion by 2024 with an annual growth rate of 3.6% between 2019 and 2024.

The rise of online delivery platforms has unlocked greater choice and convenience for consumers. In the Asia-Pacific region, one third of people use a restaurant or meal delivery service, and 7% have food delivered once a week.

As the global market grows, so too does the demand for skilled chefs to work in restaurants, cafés, hotels, private catering, healthcare environments, and in the travel and tourism sector. In demand skills for chefs include:

  • Menu setting, costing and purchasing
  • Time management and planning
  • Outstanding food preparation and presentation

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:


English Language Requirements:


Additional Requirements:

  • The NSW Liquor and Gaming regulations require students to be 18 years of age or older if they are undertaking units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations.


Location Requirements:

  • TAFE NSW Ryde and Ultimo will offer packages with Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management with direct credits.


TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training) is required for the achievement of competencies to receive the Certificate IV in Kitchen Management.

Work placement is a critical part of your success in this course, a teacher will assist you in gaining unpaid work placement with a hospitality establishment or you can arrange paid work in an approved commercial kitchen in line with TAFE NSW policy. This will happen once you have gained enough knowledge to operate safely in the workplace.

Your work placement will be supported and monitored by TAFE NSW and we will provide your service period log books (endorsed by the workplace supervisor to verify your service experience).

As well as the in-class training and assessment you will be required to complete 180 hours of work placement during scheduled service periods (breakfast, lunch or dinner) working as a cook in a real industry environment.

As part of the work placement hours, you will need to complete at least 12 supervisory shifts in the second semester of this course. We recommend that you seek paid employment to meet this requirement and the teacher will advise if your workplace is suitable.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you are:

  • A good communicator
  • Comfortable working with numbers
  • Passionate about cooking and being creative with food
  • Interested in leading teams and working with others
  • Able to work under pressure

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Dubbo Feb A$19,440
Hamilton Feb , Jul A$19,440
Kingscliff Feb , Jul A$19,440
Kingswood Feb , Jul A$19,440
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$19,440
Ryde Feb (Full) , Jul A$19,440
Ultimo Feb (Full) , Jul A$19,440
Wollongbar Feb , Jul A$19,440
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Dubbo Feb A$19,440
Hamilton Feb , Jul A$19,440
Kingscliff Feb , Jul A$19,440
Kingswood Feb , Jul A$19,440
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$19,440
Ryde Feb , Jul A$19,440
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$19,440
Wollongbar Feb , Jul A$19,440

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to Commercial kitchens, On campus restaurants and cafes, industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules 33 units must be completed
  • 27 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 3 units from Group A below
  • 3 units from the electives listed below or from any current endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads
  • SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
  • SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes
  • SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes
  • SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes
  • SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook
  • SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes
  • SITHKOP012 Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
  • SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations
  • SITHKOP015 Design and cost menus
  • SITHPAT016 Produce desserts
  • SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
  • SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXFSA008 Develop and implement a food safety program
  • SITXHRM008 Roster staff
  • SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
  • SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock
  • SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
  • SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese
  • SITHCCC044 Prepare specialised food items
  • SITHCCC026 Package prepared foodstuffs
  • SITXHRM010 Recruit select and induct staff
  • SITXFIN008 Interpret financial information
  • SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets
  • SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers
  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
  • SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
  • SIRXOSM003 Use social media and online tools
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Take your learning to the next level with a TAFE NSW Hospitality pathway:


At TAFE NSW Ryde and Ultimo:

If you apply for a package of Certificate IV Kitchen Management and Diploma of Hospitality Management then you will receive 6 months credit towards the Diploma, hence the Diploma duration will be reduced to 0.5 year. (Package Duration: 1.5 year)

If you apply for a package of Certificate IV Kitchen Management and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management then you will receive 6 months credit towards the Advanced Diploma, hence the Diploma duration will be reduced to 1 year. (Package Duration: 2 year)

If you apply for a package of Certificate IV Kitchen Management, Diploma of Hospitality Management and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management then due to credits the Diploma and Advanced Diploma duration will be reduced to 0.5 years. (Package Duration: 2 year)

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a University Bachelor Degree with guaranteed credit at Australian universities. You will be required to complete a TAFE NSW application form & University application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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