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SIT40521 - Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management 

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:

SIT40521 

Duration:

Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

This certificate can help people enhance their career prospects by gaining new skills, refreshing and updating existing talents, changing jobs and increasing salary, and/or filling a gap in the industry.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
ID
Resume
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards
Quotes/Invoices

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  • Grenfell Institute of Technology Adelaide RTO: 45979
  • Trinity Institute (Australia) RTO: 41310
  • Institute of Intellect Blending RTO: 41282
  • IH Sydney Training Services RTO: 91109
  • Berkeley Business Institute RTO: 40693
  • Danford College RTO: 21979
  • Elizabeth Institute of Australia: 41286
  • Bayside English College: 21974
  • Melbourne City College Australia: 45140
  • Wattle College: 45676
  • Skillset Training: 41436
  • Astley English College Australia
  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology: 41138
  • Australian Vocational Training Academy: 45879
  • National Polytechnic Of Australia: 45960 
  • Reach Community College: 40747

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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

33 units must be completed:

  • 27 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 3 units from Group A below
  • 3 units from the electives listed below or from any current endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Note:  Units marked with an *asterisk have one or more prerequisites. Refer to individual units for details.

Core units 

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

SITHCCC031*

Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes

SITHCCC035*

Prepare poultry dishes

SITHCCC036*

Prepare meat dishes

SITHCCC037*

Prepare seafood dishes

SITHCCC041*

Produce cakes, pastries and breads

SITHCCC042*

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

SITHCCC043*

Work effectively as a cook

SITHKOP010

Plan and cost recipes

SITHKOP012*

Develop recipes for special dietary requirements

SITHKOP013*

Plan cooking operations

SITHKOP015*

Design and cost menus

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

SITXFSA008*

Develop and implement a food safety program

SITXHRM008

Roster staff

SITXHRM009

Lead and manage people

SITXINV006*

Receive, store and maintain stock

SITXMGT004

Monitor work operations

SITXWHS007

Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective Units 

Group A – Cookery and Catering 

SITHCCC026*

Package prepared foodstuffs

SITHCCC032*

Produce cook-chill and cook-freeze foods

SITHCCC033*

Re-thermalise chilled and frozen foods

SITHCCC038*

Produce and serve food for buffets

SITHCCC039*

Produce pates and terrines

SITHCCC040*

Prepare and serve cheese

SITHCCC044*

Prepare specialised food items

SITXFSA007*

Transport and store food

SITHKOP011*

Plan and implement service of buffets

SITHKOP014

Plan catering for events or functions

Group B – Asian Cookery 

SITHASC021*

Prepare Asian appetisers and snacks

SITHASC022*

Prepare Asian stocks and soups

SITHASC023*

Prepare Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments

SITHASC024*

Prepare Asian salads

SITHASC025*

Prepare Asian rice and noodles

SITHASC027*

Prepare Asian cooked dishes

SITHASC028*

Prepare Asian desserts

SITHASC033*

Prepare dim sum

Group C – Patisserie 

SITHPAT012*

Produce specialised cakes

SITHPAT014*

Produce yeast-based bakery products

SITHPAT015*

Produce petits fours

SITHPAT017*

Prepare and model marzipan

SITHPAT018*

Produce chocolate confectionery

SITHPAT019*

Model sugar-based decorations

SITHPAT020*

Design and produce sweet showpieces

Group D – Food and Beverage 

SITHFAB021

Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB023*

Operate a bar

SITHFAB025*

Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHFAB027*

Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB034*

Provide table service of food and beverage

Group E – General electives 

BSBTWK501

Lead diversity and inclusion

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

SIRXOSM002

Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

SIRXOSM003*

Use social media and online tools

SIRXOSM006*

Develop and manage social media and online strategies

SIRXOSM007*

Manage risk to organisational reputation in an online setting

SITXCCS014

Provide service to customers

SITXCCS015

Enhance customer service experiences

SITXFIN008

Interpret financial information

SITXHRM010

Recruit, select and induct staff

SITXINV007

Purchase goods

SITXINV008

Control stock

SITXWHS006

Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks