About This Course

Study a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery in Brisbane and Hobart, with articulation and pathways into leading Australian universities. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

  • Make culinary discoveries with a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. This course prepares students for work in a commercial kitchen, including roles without supervision.

    Students will learn general food preparation techniques, how to prepare a wide variety of dishes, people management, leadership, and conflict resolution skills, and how to work effectively in the commercial cooking industry.

    Elective units provide the opportunity to learn other skills from a wide range of disciplines and specialisations, including patiesserie, human resource management, and finance.

    Our qualifications also offer articulations and packaging with Australia’s best universities, including Griffith University, Torrens, The University of Southern Queensland, Macleay College and the University of Tasmania.

    This qualification includes the completion of 360 Vocational Placement hours as part of the program.

Course Units

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    BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
    BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
    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
    SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Elective
    SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Elective
    SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective
    SITHFAB002  Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective
    BSBADM405 Organise meetings Elective
    BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
    BSBCUS402 Address customer needs Elective

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates from this course will be qualified to work in commercial kitchens, including roles with a certain level of authority. They may be employed as a Chef, or Chef de Partie.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityAssociate Degree of Business4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Business in Hotel Management4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Non-Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake: monthly
    • Hobart Intake: monthly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • 16 years old or above
    • Australian Year 10 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • English
    • IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • (International student only)

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $5,000
    • Offshore International student: $16,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

Ready to study?


    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.


    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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