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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

  • National Course Code: SIT40516
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40516-01V01-20ORA-015

Location – Orange, March Street (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

16.8 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • 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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To attend TAFE one day per week.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Blended Part Time course. You will need to attend approximately 6.8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private studies, assessment preparation and research.

The day of the week will change each semester to reflect your stage in the course. Your starting day is Wednesday from 9:00 until 16:00. You will be provided with a detailed program and delivery schedule at the commencement of the course. In addition to your class day, you will have dedicated time with your teacher to help you with your management units. The management units are delivered via workbooks, tuition sessions and/or workshops. The duration of this course is 2 years.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who enjoy working in fast-paced environments, have good time management skills, enjoy working in a team and like creating in the kitchen.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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 is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. 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:

  • Chef uniform
  • Tool kit
    There is additional resource cost of $250.00 for this course.

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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
  • Course Related Materials Charge - $250.00

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
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
SITHCCC016 Produce pates and terrines
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHKOP006 Plan catering for events or functions
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
SITXHRM002 Roster staff

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

Orange, March Street
109 March Street, Orange
Phone 131 601

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