SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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Name of RTO Canterbury Technical Institute
Training Package SIT16 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package
Code and title of qualification SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 26 Core units and 7 Elective units, Total 33 units CRICOS: 093920A
Units of competency Unit Code Title Hours
CLUSTER 1 Work Safety, Supplementary, Kitchen & HRManagement Skills
SITHCCC020 SITHKOP005 Work effectively as a cookCoordinate cooking operations(Industry Log Book Introduction and Discussion for completion requirements) To Be Completed through the course duration. Regular due diligence checks by respective trainers.
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core 25
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core 25
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core 25
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core 25
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective 25
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core 25
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core 25
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills (Theory) Core 25
CLUSTER 2 Kitchen Skills 2
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core 25
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core 25
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core 25
CLUSTER 3 Management Skills 3
SITHKOP005 Coordinate Cooking Operations Core 60
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core 50
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock Core 25
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core 60
CLUSTER 4 Kitchen Skills 4
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes Core 25
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core 75
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core 50
CLUSTER 5 Management & Supplementary Skills 5
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core 25
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements Core 50
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitalityindustry-Two Industry Tours Elective 50
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core 60
CLUSTER 6 Kitchen Skills 6
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core 60
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core 75
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills (Practical kitchen skills demonstrated during kitchen time) Core 25
Mid Term/Practice Exam
CLUSTER 7 Management & Supplementary Skills 7
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Core 25
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core 25
SITXHRM002 Roster staff Elective 25
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective 25
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective 50
SITHKOP005 Coordinate Cooking Operations Core 60
CLUSTER 8 Kitchen & Management Skills 8
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core 75
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core 75
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills (Practical kitchen skills demonstrated during kitchen time) Core 25
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook (Must complete 48 Shifts) Core Log Book
SITHKOP005 Coordinate Cooking Operations (Must complete 12 Shifts) Core Log Book
CLUSTER 9 Kitchen Skills & Management Skills 9
Final Exam consisting of 3 different service styles running over a three-week period.
Description This qualification 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.
Clients CTI’s clients for this qualification are domestic and international students who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.Entry requirements for students:·          Must be 18 years of age or over

·          Completed Year 12 (HSC or equivalent)

·          Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent (International students only)

Qualification Pathways

There are no prerequisite or entry requirements for this qualification

Pathways INTO the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

·          Individuals may enter SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with limited vocational experience or a clear understanding of the course expectations and without a lower level qualification.

However, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, and/or gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.


·          Providing evidence of competency in units required for the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or another relevant qualification/s

Study Requirements:

Students enrolled in the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery course must

complete a mandatory work placement of 60 shifts. Student are required to source their own work placements.

Training and assessment arrangements DurationThe training program for Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery is delivered in 1,800 hours over a 78 weeks duration (breaks included). This program is delivered from commencement to finish to a cohort with maximum capacity limited to 16 students (please review the intake schedule provided on the CTI website). This program is designed to align with and meet AQF Volume of Learning indicators.CTI students will attend class and study equivalent to 20 hours per week in full-time mode. Students may be required to complete additional hours beyond class times to complete the course.

Please contact for a copy of the timetable.

Organisation’s Delivery PlanThirty-Three units of competency are the minimum required for this qualification, units of competency were selected following the “Qualification Rules” consisting in select units of competency from the list provided in the SIT16 Training Package (available at program is organised in alternating “clusters” of Theory & Practical to provide a strategic structure to improve effectiveness of delivery and assessment procedures and activities.

The program covers commercial cookery topics, which form the foundation & principle modules for individuals who intend to progress onto higher-level qualifications or enter the workforce.

Learners are provided with strong specific information and training on wide range of areas around involving commercial kitchens skills, such as: Creating menus, rostering staff and conflict resolution, customer service and monitoring operations.

As part of the practical experience, students conduct three end of course simulated services to invited guests covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner on campus within a simulated environment. This includes working within a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

The service styles of a la carte, set menu, and buffet are rotated through the simulated services for group variety.


Work Placement is a mandatory component for both SITHKOP005 and SITHCCC020 units. SITHKOP005 requires 12 service shifts and SITHCCC020 requires 48 service shifts to be undertaken in an operational commercial kitchen.

Student are required to source their own work placements and to provide details of their work places so that the facilities and equipment can be verified by a CTI representative.

A facilities/ equipment checklist based on the full range of facilities and equipment required by the assessment conditions of the training package is included in the Work Placement Log book and is required to be completed to confirm the availability of the required facilities and equipment with supporting evidence in the form of photographs*.

Students are assessed in consultation with external third-party employers via validated student data entered into their work log books (1 per unit SITHKOP005 and SITHCCC020) provided at orientation. The log books are supported with student produced photographic evidence.

The two student log books include equipment lists and are monitored by CTI assessors.

An approved CTI assessor will visit by appointment students in their working environments to confirm the suitability of employers and assess individual students learning progress.

*where the students’ workplace is unable to provide all the required facilities/equipment, students will be assessed within CTI’s fully equipped kitchen on campus.


As per the published CTI ongoing schedule. For Commercial Cookery subjects, CTI delivers subjects in a cohort system ensuring candidates always will have the possibility to complete the qualification within the 78 weeks period.

Cluster Name Unit (s) of Competency





Work Safety, Supplementary, Kitchen & HR Management Skills



Kitchen Skills 2



Management Skills 3



Kitchen Skills 4

Management & Supplementary Skills 5 SITXMGT001


Kitchen Skills 6

Mid Term/Practice Exam


Management & Supplementary Skills 7



Kitchen & Management Skills 8

Kitchen & Management Skills 9 Final Exam consisting of 3 different service  

styles running over a three-week period.

Delivery modesThis program is delivered at the CTI premises in a classroom environment (Theory clusters) and Preparation Classroom & Commercial Kitchen (Practical clusters) in which the participants attend regularly at class. An on-the-job component of 60 shifts in a professional hospitality related working environment is to be completed as part of this course.Trainers and Assessors deliver the learning sequence using methods such as: Lectures, Discussions, Case studies, Demonstrations, Assignments, research activities and via the Learning Management (LMS) system. (Futura)

Students are provided with training resources for each unit, a student resources drive is available which includes materials used in the assessment materials (other than tests) and reference materials and an account in Futura for learning resources.

Learners will have at their disposal a dedicated laptop/desktop with the necessary resources, to create presentations or research topics using the Internet and a library with Recipe books.

Students will have access to a professional Commercial Kitchen/Hospitality working environment in which to participate in various hospitality/cookery service related activities.

Evidence-gathering techniques / Assessment tools

A.    Written Tools

a)    Short-answer Assessments

b)    Multiple Choice Answer Test

c)     Third Party Report / Log Book

d)    Take Home Examination

e)    Individual Projects

B.    Observation Tools

a)    Commercial Kitchen Activities / Lesson Observation

b)    Observation in Simulated Work Environment

c)     Practical Mid and Final Exam

d)    Presentation / Verbal Questioning

e)    Discussion

C.    On-line Tools Learning Management System (LMS)

a)    eCoach Learning Content

b)    eCoach Quiz

Combinations of these methods will be used for most situations (e.g. observations and oral questioning)

Cluster Unit of competency A B C






Work Safety, Supplementary, Kitchen & HR Management Skills

SITXFSA001 ü ü ü
SITXFSA002 ü ü ü
SITXINV002 ü ü ü
SITXWHS003 ü ü ü
SITHFAB005 ü ü ü
SITHCCC001 ü ü ü
SITXHRM003 ü ü ü
SITXHRM001 ü ü


Kitchen Skills 2

SITHCCC006 ü ü ü
SITHCCC005 ü ü ü
SITHCCC007 ü ü ü


Management Skills 3

SITHKOP005 ü ü ü
SITHKOP002 ü ü
SITXINV001 ü ü ü
SITXFIN003 ü ü


Kitchen Skills 4

SITHCCC008 ü ü ü
SITHCCC012 ü ü ü
SITHCCC018 ü ü ü


Management & Supplementary Skills 5

SITXMGT001 ü ü
SITHKOP004 ü ü
SITHIND002 ü ü
BSBSUS401 ü ü



Kitchen Skills 6

SITHCCC013 ü ü ü
SITHCCC014 ü ü ü
Mid Term/Practice Exam ü




Management & Supplementary Skills 7

SITXCOM005 ü ü ü
BSBDIV501 ü ü ü
SITXHRM002 ü ü
SITHCCC017 ü ü ü
SITHFAB002 ü ü ü
SITHKOP005 ü ü ü



Kitchen & Management Skills 8

SITHPAT006 ü ü ü
SITXHRM001 ü ü ü
SITHCCC020 ü ü ü
SITHKOP005 ü ü ü
Kitchen & Management Skills 9 Final Exam consisting of 3 different service styles running over a three-week period. ü ü
Please contact the Student Services and Academic Manager( more information on Evidence gathering techniques / Assessment tools.
ScheduleThe training program is conducted in 1800 hours over a 78 weeks period (breaks included). Please contact Student Services ( for a copy of the timetable.Evidence-gathering techniques takes place throughout the whole process and units of competency are assessed individually and within the cluster organisation.
Delivery and assessment staffAll trainers/Assessors hold Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110, vocational qualifications at least up to the same level they are delivering and assessing and proven relevant hospitality industry experience.Any trainers currently upgrading the TAE qualification are mentored for each unit by the Head Trainer. A Trainer Mentoring Program is documented for each unit.
RPL and Credit TransfersStudents who hold a relevant certificate, will need to submit verified Certificate/Statement of Attainment (issued by an RTO) for recognition purposes. Students with either a Certificate or Statement of Attainment for Certificate II, III and IV and/or individual units will be exempted from common or elective units.RPL is based on a portfolio and interview approach, where students accept the main responsibility for identifying, gathering and submitting evidence about their achievement of the competencies. The RPL process may involve a practical demonstration assessment.

Where RPL is granted to overseas students the College will notify DoHA of the change to the duration of study or ensure a full-time 20 hour per week load for the student.

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)·         Canterbury Technical Institute is committed to provide education opportunities to its students from non‐English‐speaking background (NESB).·         Canterbury Technical Institute will use enrolment procedures aimed at ensuring that only students with the requisite LLN skills enrol in its courses as stated in its Assessing student’s qualifications and English language proficiency Policy and Procedure.

·         Canterbury Technical Institute recognises the need to pay particular attention to issues related to language in its training and assessment, in order to cater to the needs of the largest section of its target market, i.e. NESB students.

·         Canterbury Technical Institute will take all reasonable measures to ensure that its staff are aware of the students’ specific learning needs and make reasonable adjustments to training and assessment practices to cater for such needs.

·         Canterbury Technical Institute reserves the right to refer students whose English language proficiency is demonstrably inadequate for their course to enrol in a package course comprising an ELICOS course of sufficient duration in an approved English Language Teaching (ELT) Centre.

·         If after the commencement of a program it is identified that a student has a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) issue; our staff can discuss different ways of conducting training and assessment to assist students to access additional tutorial (generally on Fridays) with the Head Trainer.

Students requiring any assistance or support with language, literacy or numeracy should speak confidentially with their trainers and assessor who will call on the Head Trainer and/or other assessors for assistance and guidance as required.

Intervention StrategiesAn Intervention Strategy is a plan of action that anticipates barriers and resources in relation to achieving a specific objective. Canterbury Technical Institute endeavours to anticipate students’ needs and implements a range of intervention strategies. Resources and facilities provide students with options to complete each unit of competency. If the student is deemed not yet competent after the second assessment resubmit or if he/she does not show an understanding of the course being taught or has demonstrated poor course progress without a valid reason; the student may be asked to:·         Discuss an intervention plan with the Trainer and or SSM or Principal.

·         Sit for a re-assessment

·         Attend a number of supervised studying hours

·         Repeat the unit

Assessment validation processStudent Services and Academic Manager & or head of department of CTI discuss with representatives from industry / enterprises on a regular basis to check that the performance standards required in the program are consistent with industry practice.1.     Pre-assessment

Assessment strategies are developed through consultation with industry representatives to ensure assessment methods are consistent with industry needs.

Assessment tools and activities are validated by assessors from within the RTO or from another RTO that delivers the same or a similar course, or from external industry representatives.

Validation before assessment focuses on:

·         the design of assessment activities;

·         the assessment methods that are to be used;

·         the benchmarks against which each participant is assessed.

2.     Post-assessment

In order to ensure that assessment outcomes are reliable across a range of assessors, over a range of contexts and over time, Canterbury Technical Institute conducts post- assessment moderation and validation.

The Post-Assessment Moderation process focuses on:

·         The assessment tasks and the assessment process;

·         The evidence of participants’ performance;

·         The assessment decisions made on the samples of evidence provided;

·         Reporting and record keeping. It includes the following activities:

·         Moderation and Validation meetings;

·         Moderation process;

·         Student and Trainer/Assessor’s Feedback;

CTI Student Services and Academic Manager and trainers conduct regular moderation sessions as per the CTI moderation schedule, conducted by qualified assessors. Where updates are identified as being required moderation meetings are held confirm the evidence-gathering techniques and the required standards of performance and reviewing assessment tools and decisions.

The Student Services and Academic Manager(SSM) along with the Commercial Cookery and Hospitality Department has the responsibility for developing, managing and monitoring strategies that ensure consistency in Assessment. Validation meetings are led by SSM and or trainers with the participation of assessors involved in a particular unit.

There is a continuous feedback process in place, which involves gathering information from learners, employers and other users and stakeholders of the assessment


Industry ConsultationCTI has liaised with the following organization / individuals for industry consultation for SIT16 Training Package. Validation documentation and or minutes of meetings are available for review on request.Mateja Stefancic Café Diversity Redcliffe


Frederick Marechal

Executive Chef

The Brisbane Golf Club

70 Tennyson Memorial Avenue Yeerongpilly Qld 4105

David George Hospitality Manager Unit 26/172 Fryer Road Eagleby 4207 Qld

Ph: 0424 800 020

Other requirements·         All staff involved in the delivery and assessment of this qualification, have direct access to the current version of the SIT16 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, including the appropriate units of competency, assessment guidelines and qualification structure.

·         All staff involved in delivering the program, have access to trainer, assessor and candidate support materials relevant to their areas of delivery and assessment. Trainers have appropriate access to Futura for training session materials and There is a dedicated trainer’s server which includes all Mapping Matrix and Marking Guides for each unit.

·         The RTO has access to staff and training/assessment resources to meet the requirements of students with special needs and has an assessment process that incorporates reasonable adjustment procedures. (Reasonable adjustment refers to measures or actions taken to provide a student with a disability the same educational opportunities as everyone else.)

·         The RTO has reviewed the equipment and facility requirements for each unit of competency in the qualification and guarantees it has access to the plant and equipment needed to implement the program.

·         Classrooms for the delivery of Theory component of Units

-          Tables & Chairs, Whiteboard

-          Computers with Internet access

·         Office Equipment for practical demonstration assessments

-          Desks or work stations with Ergonomic Chairs

-          Computers with Internet Access


All candidates who undertake the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery are provided with advice on employment and training options.

Candidates who successfully complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery may continue to further studies at Diploma level.

Career & Pathway Opportunities:

·         chef

·         chef de partie

Pathways from the Qualification

The course also provides a foundation and pathways for those intending to proceed to further study at Diploma level at CTI or higher-level qualifications at other institutions or University. After achieving SIT40516 individuals can progress to Diploma of Hospitality Management followed by Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management with CTI or qualifications in any service industry field or entry into Hospitality industry employment.

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