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Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

(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

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery and workplace-based training


Duration of course is 78 weeks which includes 69 weeks delivery and 9 weeks holiday.

BIT Delivery Locations
Classroom -Level 1 & 2, 380 Bourke St Melbourne, Victoria 3000
BITS Cafe Kitchen- Level B-380 Bourke St Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Workplace kitchen as per learner practical placement agreements.

BIT only delivers this course in Victoria. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled.

Packaging Rules

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

Vocational pathway

After completing SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management you can enter into The Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Employment/Career pathway

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

Possible job titles include:

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

Source: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=SIT40521

Related industry sectors

Hospitality, Services Industry

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

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.

Intake dates

Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming intakes.

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.

Core units


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


Produce desserts


Manage conflict


Manage finances within a budget


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Participate in safe food handling practices


Develop and implement a food safety program


Roster staff


Lead and manage people


Receive, store and maintain stock


Monitor work operations


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective units


Produce pates and terrines


Prepare and present sandwiches


Package prepared foodstuffs


Prepare and serve cheese


Prepare specialised food items


Enhance customer service experiences

Entry Requirements

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:

Age 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.

Pre-training Review

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

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

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.

Academic requirements

To enter any courses at BIT, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary school examination and or mature age (25 years or above) with a minimum of 2 years work experience in relevant field.

Computer literacy requirements

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.

Materials and Equipment Required

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.

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. Either a minimum IELTS test score of 6.0 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent plus 14 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent plus 20 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable.

  2. Provide 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

  3. Have completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification in Australia or

  4. Have completed any Certificate III or Certificate IV in EAL from the EAL framework (Victoria) or

Have completed a General English course to the intermediate level.

Any international English test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for a course at BIT
English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum Test Score where combined with at least 14 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 6.0 5.5 5.0
Cambridge C1 Advanced test 169, each component 162 154
TOEFL internet-based test 64 46 35
Pearson Test of English Academic 50 42 36

*The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at BIT. If an international student is exempt from providing evidence of their level of English proficiency at the time of applying for a student visa, they will be required to complete BIT’s English Proficiency test to ensure they have the required level of English to complete the VET qualification they are enrolling in.