SIT40521-Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
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SIT40521-Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

CRICOS Course Code: 109556C

SIT40521-Certificate IV in Kitchen Management


About this course


SIT40521-Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

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Western Sydney College
RTO Code: 45360
CRICOS Provider Code: 03690M

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

• Individuals seeking to pursue a career in a Hospitality Industry
• Individuals seeking to enhance their current skills
• Individuals seeking to pursue a higher education qualification

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.

Students who complete this course may pursue SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management or higher education

Thirty three (33) units including Twenty Seven (27) core units and six (6) elective units are required for the award of the SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen management. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

SITXFSA008* Develop and implement a food safety program
SITXHRM008 Roster staff
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes
SITHKOP012* Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP013* Plan cooking operations
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXINV006* Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITHKOP015* Design and cost menus
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITHCCC040* Prepare and serve cheese
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences
SITHCCC026* Package prepared foodstuffs
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets
BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion

78 weeks (60 weeks study and 18 weeks holidays)

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including six terms of 10 weeks and 18 weeks of holidays.

The delivery mode of this qualification will be 6.5 hours Online and 13.5 hours face to face blended delivery mode combined with classroom and practical training in a commercial kitchen setting.

Classroom training will be held at 55 High Street in Parramatta NSW 2150 and 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000. Practical training will be held in 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

• Must be at least 18 years of age or older at course commencement.
• Students must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent or have completed AQF Certificate IV or relevant qualification.
• An overall valid academic IELTS score of at least 6 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5 unless exempted (please refer to the DOHA website for Acceptable English Evidence and Exemptions); or an English proficiency of upper intermediate level or above from an approved ELICOS provider; or have completed Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO within the last 2 years; or have successfully passed Western Sydney College’s English Placement Test.

• For Packaged courses, student must (successfully) complete the lower qualification to progress to the higher qualification.

• International Students must meet the Student Visa (SC500) requirements.

The delivery mode of this qualification will be 6.5 hours Online and 13.5 hours face to face blended delivery mode combined with classroom and practical training in a commercial kitchen setting.

This qualification consists of different Units of Competencies (UOC) and our qualified trainers will explain UOC outlines at the beginning of the training of each UOC.

Classroom training is held in fully equipped classrooms and practical training is held in a fully set up commercial kitchen.

Each training session is facilitated with learner resources such as PowerPoint Presentation, student learner guide, formative activities, and where applicable, supported with simulated case studies, policies and procedures, software and necessary hardware, etc.

Students can bring their laptops that must have Microsoft Office or other necessary software installed. Laptops must be fully charged and students must bring a USB flash drive.

For cookery practical sessions, all students must wear a complete set of clean laundered and ironed uniforms and correct footwear.

Students are also required to complete mandatory 200 hours work placement in a restaurant with a commercial kitchen for  unit SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook  in term 6.

In terms of the required work placement, WSC Trainer will first visit the facility to assess its suitability and if found acceptable, a Work Placement agreement will be signed with the kitchen/restaurant. All students are encouraged to seek work experience in a local restaurant during their course of study. If any student fails to arrange his/her work placement, WSC will help to arrange the work placement for that student.

This course may have various timetables and students are required to contact our admissions team before course commencement.

Note: The course timetable will be available before course commencement and students are required to contact our admissions team for the available timetables.

All our Units of Competencies (UOC) are assessed through a combination of assessment types. These may include practical demonstrations, role plays, writing reports, group projects, presentations, and written questionnaires, etc.

All International students are required to meet satisfactory course progress to meet their student visa requirements. Please refer to International Student Handbook which is available on our website on the specific support that WSC offers to international students. Additional support is provided to those international students who are identified as a risk of not meeting the course progress requirements as per the intervention strategy.

Western Sydney College is committed to ensuring that students get all the support they need to complete their studies.

Western Sydney College will provide a wide range of learning support options and resources to assist students such as;

  • One-on-one support from our trainers/assessors to assist with their studies.
  • Additional classes, tutorial, and workshops
  • One-on-one support from the Administration relating to any student concerns such includes language, literacy, and numeracy issues.
  • Referral to relevant external services.

If students need any support, please contact the support team.

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Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook.

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect their course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of the application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following the issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing reduced course duration.

For further details please contact our admissions team.

Email: [email protected]

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Course fees: $21,000

Materials fees: $75 per Term

Uniform, Tool Kit & other resources: $1500 (one of fee payable at the commencement of the course)

Payment terms and conditions are included in the Student Handbook. Additionally, a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

Please note Western Sydney College reserves the right to vary the tuition fees and/or other charges from time to time.

Please contact the administration for current course fees and associated charges.

Complete and submit the student application form with relevant supporting documents. Students can apply directly to Western Sydney College or through an authorized agent of Western Sydney College. Please refer to our website for a detailed application process.

Western Sydney College

Sydney Campus: Level 2, 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Parramatta Campus: 55 High Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61 02 8628 7973
E: [email protected]