(include 9 weeks holiday)
Professional Cook, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Chef
This qualification reflects the role of chefs and 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.
Note: BIT doesn’t make any claim of employment outcome or job guarantee with its courses.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication
Face to face delivery and workplace-based training
Duration of course is 78 weeks which includes 69 weeks delivery and 9 weeks holiday.
Workplace kitchen as per learner practical placement agreements.
BIT only delivers this course in Victoria. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled.
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 25 units of competency, consisting of:
Total number of units = 33
27 core unit, plus
6 elective units
After completing SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management you can enter into The Diploma of Hospitality Management.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as Chef de’ partie’, sous chef, or chef in a commercial organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops
Chef/sous chef/chef de’ partie’ (Large Restaurant)
Chef/sous chef/chef de’ partie’ (Restaurant and Catering Company)
Chef (Small Restaurant or Cafe)
Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes
Hospitality, Services Industry
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Delivery of this qualification involves classroom-based training with face-to-face trainer led theory classes, individual and team activities and assignment research and activities and projects. It will also require the learner to spend a lot of time doing practical cooking in BIT’s kitchen. A learner cannot be competent and therefore gain this qualification without attending and actively participating in all kitchen classes. Trainers and learners will also have access to the internet in BIT’s computer lab.
Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming
Note* Information contained on the website is not sufficient for Enrollment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.
Use food preparation equipment
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Prepare appetisers and salads
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
Prepare poultry dishes
Prepare meat dishes
Prepare seafood dishes
Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Work effectively as a cook
Plan and cost recipes
Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
Plan cooking operations
Design and cost menus
Manage finances within a budget
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Develop and implement a food safety program
Lead and manage people
Receive, store and maintain stock
Monitor work operations
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Produce pates and terrines
Prepare and present sandwiches
Package prepared foodstuffs
Prepare and serve cheese
Prepare specialised food items
Enhance customer service experiences
There are no formal prerequisites required to enter SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:
For international learners Brighton Institute of Technology has a requirement that all learners must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of their course.
All international learners will undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their
training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the
courses to the learner and any relevant experience. An interview will be conducted by a
Brighton Institute enrolment officer. The interview also aims to identify any support needs
and possible RPL opportunities.
Through the pre-training review the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course
Candidate’s undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires
them to read, understand and expand recipes and do menu costings.
All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test. They must have at least ACSF level 3 in the five core skills.
If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with the institute at additional cost.
To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in the applicant's home country equivalent to the Australian senior secondary school examination.
All learners enrolling into BIT programs must have basic computer skills. BIT courses may
require learners to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.
Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to a computer training course.
Although the Institute will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources
during classroom hours, however, to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all
learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating
system or higher at their own cost. Students must have an active email address for
communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).
All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform at their own cost.
International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:
Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be undertaken before the main VET course
plus successful completion of Brighton Institute’s Language Literacy and Numeracy Test on completion of an ELICOS program.OR
Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United StatesOR
evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Please note Brighton institute of technology will also accept equivalent test results
from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL IBT, PTE Academic,
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.
|English language test providers
|Minimum test score
|Minimum test score when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
|Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
|International English Language Testing System
|*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based
|TOEFL internet-based test
|Pearson Test of English Academic