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Certificate IV In Kitchen Management

104

Weeks

Course Duration

33

Units

of competency

TAS | NSW | VIC

Locations

Available

Certificate IV In Kitchen Management

Course Overview

SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management 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 in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Course Fees
Offshore Fee

$20,000*

Onshore Fee

$18,000*

*Non-Tuition fees not included

Entry Requirements

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Successfully completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

English requirement

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

Student Requirements

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

The minimum requirements for the specification of laptops can be found in the Student Equipment Required section below.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

 Units in this qualification Pre-requisite unit
SITHCCC023: Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027: Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028: Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029: Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC041: Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHKOP013: Plan cooking operations
SITHPAT016: Produce desserts
SITXINV006: Receive, store and maintain stock
SITHCCC040: Prepare and serve cheese
SITHCCC026: Package prepared foodstuffs
SITXFSA005: Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC030: Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC031: Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC035: Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036: Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037: Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC042: Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC043: Work effectively as a cook
SITXFSA005: Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHCCC027: Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHKOP012: Develop recipes for special dietary requirementsSITXFSA005: Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHCCC027: Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHCCC042: Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

SITHKOP010: Plan and cost recipes

SITHKOP015: Design and cost menusSITHKOP010: Plan and cost recipes
SITXFSA008: Develop and implement a food safety program
SITXFSA007: Transport and store food
SITXFSA005: Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA006: Participate in safe food handling practices

Course Format

27
Core Units
+
6
Elective Units
=
33
Total Units
Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
SITHCCC023Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery practices
SITHCCC028Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC031Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITHCCC035Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC041Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC042Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP010Plan and cost recipes
SITHKOP012Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP013Plan cooking operations
SITHKOP015Design and cost menus
SITHPAT016Produce desserts
SITXCOM010Manage conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXFSA008 Develop and implement a food safety program
SITXHRM008Roster staff
SITXHRM009Lead and manage people
SITXINV006Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXMGT004Monitor work operations
SITXWHS007Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
SITHCCC040Prepare and serve cheese
SITHCCC026Package prepared foodstuffs
SITXFSA007Transport and store food
BSBTWK501Lead diversity and inclusion
SITXCCS014Provide service to customers
SITXINV007Purchase goods
Description of condition requirementsThe following unit within this qualification require service periods as follows:

*SITHCCC043 - Work effectively as a cook requires students to complete a minimum of 48 complete service periods in a commercial kitchen.

For more information on the course content, visit: Training.gov.au/Training/Details/SIT40521

Vocational Placement

Students must be willing to undertake vocational placement. Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 48 complete service periods[1] of unpaid vocational placement[2].

The college organises students’ vocational placement locations. However, students can select their own vocational placement location. The college will assess the suitability of the placement location prior to the students commencing their vocational placement. Students will also be given a vocational logbook, which they must complete during their placement hours. All students must be willing to undertake placement in a commercial kitchen.

Students will be required to arrange, at their own expense, transportation to and from their placement facility. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the college will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement; however, students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere within Australia.

[1] A complete service period (shift) equals 6 hours or more

[2] SITHCCC043 – Work effectively as a cook: The unit of competency requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of the unit for a minimum of 48 complete service periods of vocational placement in a commercial kitchen.

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach Community College and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  • Student is expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.
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Qualification Outcome

The following academic and employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

International students can enrol in Australian universities to continue and pursue this career path and/or enrol in a higher-level qualification after completing this qualification. They can then apply their knowledge and skills gained in Australia or their home country to seek work anywhere in the world.

In summary, the completion of this qualification can allow students to work for hospitality job roles for a diversity of employers across various fields such as:

  • Chef
  • Chef de Partie

 

Please Note: completion of an REACH qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (SIT40521) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

 

Reach Community College does not:

  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

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Mode of Delivery:

  • The college will not deliver more than one-third of the units in the qualification by online mode to international students.
  • The college will ensure that for each compulsory study period international students are enrolled in, at least one unit is not delivered through online learning unless it is the final unit of their qualification.

Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES

$500 – for each qualification in Individual Support, Disability Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.