Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Intake Dates Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Duration 78 weeks incl holidays
Tuition Fee AU $22,500
Campus Melbourne CBD and Hobart CBD
Work-Based Training (WBT) 360 hours consisting minimum of 12 complete service periods/shifts with combination of breakfast, lunch, dinner and special function
Location The training must be completed in an industry commercial kitchen with realistic ratios of kitchen staff to customers

Course Overview – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

RGIT Australia’s Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (SIT40521) course will provide students with opportunity to learn all facets of working in a professional kitchen including selection, preparation and cooking of different foods and techniques. Subjects covered include workplace hygiene procedures, and receiving and storing supplies as well as learning about quality control, stock control, catering revenue and costs, bulk cooking food safety, finance, and human resources.

RGIT Australia’s Certificate IV in Kitchen Management provides graduates with 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.

Course Descriptions – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management course aims to provide training and skill development in kitchen operations and effective management and equips the student for the role of a qualified cook.

Students will learn a broad range of culinary skills designed for working successfully in the commercial kitchens of restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, cafes, coffee shops and catering operations. The areas covered in this course develop an understanding of the various business streams within the Hospitality industry, working in a team, communication and interpersonal skills, marketing and selling skills, business operational skills, menu and wage costing.

This course is designed for employment as a chef/cook in hotels, restaurants, resorts, catering companies and/or to continue higher studies in commercial cookery.

Students will need to complete 27 core units and 6 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

Core Units

  • SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXINV006 – Receive, store and maintain stock
  • SITHCCC027 – Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC023 – Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC029 – Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • SITHCCC030 – Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
  • SITHCCC031 – Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • SITHCCC037 – Prepare seafood dishes
  • SITHCCC036 – Prepare meat dishes
  • SITHCCC028 – Prepare appetisers and salads
  • SITHCCC035 – Prepare poultry dishes
  • SITHKOP010 – Plan and cost recipes
  • SITHPAT016 – Produce desserts
  • SITHCCC041 – Produce Cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHCCC042 – Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC043 – Work effectively as a cook
  • SITHKOP013 – Plan cooking operations
  • SITXFSA008 – Develop and implement a food safety program
  • SITXMGT004 – Monitor work operations
  • SITXCOM010 – Manage conflict
  • SITXHRM009 – Lead and manage people
  • SITHKOP012 – Develop recipe for special dietary requirements
  • SITHKOP015 – Design and cost menu
  • SITXHRM008 – Roster staff
  • SITXWHS007 – Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • SITXFIN009 – Manage finances within a budget

Elective Units*

  • SITXWHS005 – Participate in safe work practices
  • SITXHRM007 – Coach others in job skills
  • SITHCCC026 – Package prepared foodstuffs
  • SITHCCC025 – Prepare and present sandwiches
  • SITHCCC040 – Prepare and serve cheese
  • SITHCCC038 – Produce and serve food for buffets

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Age Requirements

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

English Language Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

i) 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 a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

Results older than two years are not acceptable.

OR

ii) 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 States

OR

iii) 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.

OR

iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Academic Requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

Level of Study Academic Requirements
Certificate III Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
Certificate IV Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
Advanced Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.
Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.

Pre-Training Review

All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)

Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students 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 RGIT Australia.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)

Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.

Qualification Recognition

Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.