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SIT40516 – Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of commercial chefs 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 nonroutine 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. The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Suite 67 & 68 Level 6, 8 - 24 Kippax Street Surry Hills NSW 201 0 (classroom based learning)

ANE college’s training programs are conducted by highly qualified Trainer/Assessors in the mode delivery of ‘face-to-face’ in the classrooms and through structured self-study system. Students also have opportunities to participate in a practical learning environment through work placement programs.

78 weeks of study, including 360 hours of professional placement

The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.

BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work
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
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Elective
BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets Elective
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Elective
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock Elective
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Elective

Who should apply for this course and why? This course is targeted at international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in commercial cookery
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications

Completing this course may provide you with employment or learning opportunities. Potential employment options are in the commercial cookery sector in the roles such as chef or chef de partie. Further education pathways may include the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as through structured self-study and workplace based training. The timetable for this course will be advised in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You are required to attend classes for 15 hours per week for 60 study weeks (6 terms of 10 weeks each). Holidays are three weeks per term. Class sessions include a mix of theory and practical activities with a focus on creating a real life workplace. For the self-study, you will be provided with a guide which includes activities which you must complete and hand into your trainer and assessor each week. In addition to classroom based learning and structured self-study, you will also need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional, unsupervised study per week including general reading and research for assessments. As part of this course you will also need to complete 60 service periods. Twelve of these service periods will be completed in the training kitchen. The other 48 service periods are to be completed as part of a professional placement. The professional placement will be completed in a commercial cookery setting (e.g. restaurant, café, function centre, etc) and we will assist you to find a work placement or you can find your own. Your professional placement will be discussed in detail with you once you start your course. You will also need to complete assessments for this course which may include:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Role plays/observations
  • Portfolios/journal
  • Workplace hours log

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed. Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms and the training kitchen and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study. You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish.

ANE college realises that international students may face difficulties while studying with us. Therefore, we willingly support students through following services:

  • To assist students with their personal issues, such as, accommodation, communication, transportation, preparation for part-time employment opportunities, referring to professional counselling services.
  • To access to additional learning resources.
  • To assist student with assessments’ resubmission through Student Support Plan.
  • To participate in social and welfare events
  • To identify information about external sources of support.

In order to meet visa requirements, as international students, you are required to satisfactorily complete course progress and class attendance. For further information, please read the International Student Handbook carefully and attend Orientation session on your first day at ANE college.

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

You are required to bring your own laptop with Office 365 (or similar program) to all classes. These costs are not included in your course fees. Specifications for laptops and associated costs are included below.

PC Minimum requirements
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor Microsoft Windows 10
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10
RAM 10 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit colour and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services
MacOS: Minimum requirements
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit colour and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services
Name of software
Office 365 $129 annually
Laptop costs
Any laptop that meets the specifications below. $450 (approximate only) Various

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The costs for this course are as follows: Course fees: Please contact the College for more information Non-tuition fees: May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook on our website at Course fees do not include laptops or software – see information above. A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. RTO provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover. Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and to submit all required supporting evidence, including copies of:
  • High School Certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement You should make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us. Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment. The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements. This course outline should be read in conjunction with RTO International Student Handbook. This can be found online at

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