SIT40521Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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

Work Placement
Work placement component has been implemented in this strategy to ensure work-based training of 48 service periods (192 hours) for the unit SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook, must be completed via a work placement.

Qualification Code
Qualification Name
Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
78 Weeks (Including 66 weeks of training and assessment and 12 weeks of break periods)
27 Core Units, 6 Elective Units
Delivery Site
Tenancy 1, Level 7
440 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Kitchen: 172 Victoria Street, Richmond, VIC 3121
Delivery Mode
Face to face in the classroom.
Practical face to face training will be provided in a commercial training kitchen.
Work placement
Course Cost
AUD 18,250.00

Who can enrol

Target learners will be existing Winslow College students, or those seeking to enrol with Winslow College, who have successfully completed SIT30821 – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and wish to continue their studies and qualify for chef or chef de partie positions in the hospitality industry.

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required for entry in the Certificate IV in Kitchen Management.
However, students entering this course at Winslow College must meet the following entry requirements:

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    English Language Requirements

    Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE score of 51.6 or Certificate IV in EAL or equivalent*.

    *For equivalency of various English Languages proficiency testing, and other forms of equivalency please refer to the admissions and student selection policy available in the student’s handbook (

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    Academic Requirement

    Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent (for International Students–satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into all qualifications);

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    Age Requirement

    Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

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    Pre-Training Review

    All learners will undertake an initial skills assessment to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The review aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the course and relevant experience. Determination of course suitability and additional support (if any) will be made by a qualified assessor.

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    Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

    All students will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. Winslow College uses the LLN robot platform for the assessment.

    All reports, training supplements and recommendations are generated by the LLN Robot system after comparing the learner’s ACSF spiky profile to the profile of this course.

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    Course Specific Requirement

    • Students will need access to a kitchen toolkit which includes a chef’s uniform, safety shoes, various knives and small equipment. This will be arranged and provided by Winslow College.
    • Applicants will need to be physically able to carry out manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training. As part of this course students are expected to handle complex foods – e.g. cooking of various processed or raw meats, poultry, seafood’s, dairy items and student must keep in mind of any religious or dietary barriers to handle such foods before enrolling in this course.

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    Hardware/Software requirements

    For students to work on assessments, tasks and self-study all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with Windows operating system and office application like Microsoft word at their own cost.

    Where needed, Winslow College will provide access to computers/laptops, through an MoU setup with an external IT company.

Pathways from the qualification

Further Study Pathway

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education in a range of diploma qualifications, such as the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management.


Employment Outcomes

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a chef preparing a variety of dishes in a range of hospitality organisations as below:
• Hotels
• Clubs
• Pubs
• Cafes
• Coffee shops

Course Structure

27 core units and
6 elective units

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Description


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


Produce desserts


Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements


Work effectively as a cook


Plan and cost recipes


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Participate in safe food handling practices


Receive, store and maintain stock


Develop recipes for special dietary requirements


Plan cooking operations


Design and cost menus


Manage conflict


Manage finances within a budget


Develop and implement a food safety program


Roster staff


Lead and manage people


Monitor work operations


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective Units

Unit Code

Unit Description


Package prepared foodstuffs


Produce and serve food for buffets


Prepare and serve cheese


Coach others in job skills


Participate in safe work practices


Lead diversity and inclusion

Note: The elective units may change at college’s discretion, if necessary.

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