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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

  • National Course Code: SIT40516
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40516-01V01-20HIL-111

Location – The Hills, Baulkham Hills

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15.2 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Perfect your cookery skills and leadership style as a Chef or Chef de Partie with the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Learn to manage people, business operations and develop menus for your own restaurant, cafe or commercial kitchen while mastering the art of creating delicious dishes.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:

  • Prepare dishes uses different techniques, equipment and methods
  • Develop and adapt menus to cater for special dietary requirements
  • Manage kitchen operations - stock control, plan and cost menus, plan operations
  • Lead a team and coach individuals
  • Manage human resources - rostering, handle conflict
  • Manage the business - marketing, finance management and budgeting
  • Work health and safety practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the leadership skills and attributes needed to run a kitchen and small business, including how to:

  • Coach individuals in a high performing team
  • Collaborate and work together
  • Communicate effectively
  • Problem solve

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Complete this course and gain:

  • A nationally recognised industry trade qualification
  • Skills and knowledge to open your own cafe, restaurant or coffee shop

Career opportunities include:

  • Chef - small restaurant or cafe
  • Chef de Partie - large hotel
  • Culinary artist

GROW YOUR CAREER

Push your hospitality skills and knowledge to a senior level with:

  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

INDUSTRY DEMAND

There are over 24 million people in Australia and we all eat out two to three times a week on average. The food industry is strong and expected to grow over the three years to 2023.

Our busy lifestyles, growing food culture and greater focus on healthy food options is driving our restaurant demand. Chefs are in short supply in NSW and this shortage has been impacting industry for the past three years.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENT

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this course.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

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

  • Good communication and numeracy
  • Interest in leading teams and working with others
  • Passion for cooking and being creative with food
  • Ability to work under pressure

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

At TAFE NSW, we provide training that includes hands-on, practical experience. Work placement ensures you have the job ready skills to be successful in this course.

During this course, you will undertake a mandatory component of 60 service periods (or shifts). Your service periods can be completed in either your work place, a work placement arrangement, or in the TAFE NSW restaurant on your campus.

We recommend that you secure employment in a suitable commercial kitchen before your course starts. This real world experience will support your learning, help you to be successful in assessments and enhance your future employability.

If you are already working in the industry, our delivery team will assess the suitability of your commercial kitchen to ensure it meets training and assessment requirements.

TAFE NSW monitors your work placement and provides you with support whenever needed. You will also be provided with service period log book to keep track of your service periods which are verified by your workplace supervisor.

If you are finding it difficult to secure work placement, contact our Skills Team for advice and support.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Learners will require a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or be currently working or have recently been employed as a cook in a Commercial Kitchen.

'INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 17.2 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for18 weeks

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, Assessment/Assignment Preparation and Private Study.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who: This course is for students seeking to upgrade their current qualification or gain recognition for current Commercial Cookery experience. Learners must hold a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or demonstrate current skills to gain Recognition of Prior Learning for the units contained in the Cert. III Commercial Cookery. The learners will currently be employed or recently employed in a commercial kitchen. Employment opportunities to work as cooks in a supervisory or team leader role in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops and existing workers to upskill and gain a qualification

Study Pathways;
On completion of this course learners may enrol in the following; SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management

Employment Pathways; The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification: Kitchen Supervisor or Team Leader.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course will be delivered on Mondays from 9:30am to 4:00pm, Wednesday's from 9:30am to 4:00pm and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Tool Box $325
  • Uniform $135
  • RSA Competency Card $85.00

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
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
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
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
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXCOM001 Source and present information
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

The Hills, Baulkham Hills
146-160 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills
Phone 131 601

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