SIT40521 – Certificate IV In Kitchen Management

92 weeks

Adelaide & Sydney

RTO Code : 40298

Cricos Course Code : 109689A

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This qualification reflects the role of commercial 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 as a Chef or Chef de partie in various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops


92 weeks including breaks and holidays.

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

This course is delivered in a classroom environment  as well as a training kitchen. It includes structured learning activities including theory, practicals, group discussions, case studies, presentations and research.

This course is delivered in a classroom and simulated workplace environment and includes a mandatory work placement in the industry.

Entry Requirements

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Tuition Fee – $19950

Non – Tuition Fee comes to $2050 and the details are given below:

Application Fee – $350

Material Fee – $1700

(includes kitchen tools (if applicable), uniforms, textbooks, other materials and consumables)

Estimated Total Fee – $22000

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Note :

1. Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)

2. All students need to fulfil the GTE (genuine temporary entrant) requirements listed on DHA website and Salford College website


Students may enter SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. This program has units of competency which form part of the SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Students who have completed SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or any other suitable qualification will be eligible to apply for credit transfer which may reduce the course duration and fees

Students may choose to progress to higher qualifications after completing this qualification. Upon successful completion of this course, students may move to SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management which will provide you with the skills to work as a Manager in any hospitality

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Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer

Do you already have existing skills and knowledge and don’t need additional training? Have you done previous training?

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees

Course Structure

There are 33 units in this qualification out of which 27 are core units and 6 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

This course includes practical units and industry placement (work-based training) components of 360 hours to be completed in the hospitality workplace kitchen.

Please note that there would be a break between courses to cater for the next available intake date

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
SITHKOP015*Design and cost menusCore
SITXFSA008*Develop and implement a food safety programCore
SITHKOP012*Develop recipes for special dietary requirementsCore
SITXWHS007Implement and monitor work health and safety practicesCore
SITXHRM009Lead and manage peopleCore
SITXCOM010Manage conflictCore
SITXFIN009Manage finances within a budgetCore
SITXMGT004Monitor work operationsCore
SITHCCC026*Package prepared foodstuffsElective
SITXFSA006Participate in safe food handling practicesCore
SITHKOP010Plan and cost recipesCore
SITHKOP011*Plan and implement service of buffetsElective
SITHKOP013*Plan cooking operationsCore
SITHFAB025*Prepare and serve espresso coffeeElective
SITHCCC028*Prepare appetisers and saladsCore
SITHCCC040Prepare and serve cheeseElective
SITHCCC027Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookeryCore
SITHCCC042**Prepare food to meet special dietary requirementsCore
SITHCCC036*Prepare meat dishesCore
SITHCCC035*Prepare poultry dishesCore
SITHCCC037*Prepare seafood dishesCore
SITHCCC029*Prepare stocks, sauces and soupsCore
SITHCCC030 **Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishesCore
SITHCCC031*Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishesCore
SITHCCC038**Produce and serve food for buffetsElective
SITHCCC041*Produce cakes, pastries and breadsCore
SITHPAT016*Produce dessertsCore
SITHFAB021Provide responsible service of alcoholElective
SITXINV006*Receive, store and maintain stockCore
SITXHRM008Roster staffCore
SITHCCC023Use food preparation equipmentCore
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safetyCore
SITHCCC043*Work effectively as a cookCore
Pre-requisite Unit**
Unit CodeUnit Title
SITHCCC027Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety
Pre-requisite Unit*
Unit CodeUnit Title
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety

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