Qualification details

SIT40413 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/Oct/2013

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)The SIT07 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Version 1 on 18 January 2013. 17/Jan/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIT40412 - Certificate IV in Commercial CookeryIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid. 10/Oct/2013
Is superseded by SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery• Not equivalent • First aid unit moved from core to electives. • Non-equivalence based on removal of first aid unit from core. 02/Mar/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBDIV501A - Manage diversity in the workplaceManage diversity in the workplace Core
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial records Elective
BSBFIA302A - Process payrollProcess payroll Elective
BSBFIA303A - Process accounts payable and receivableProcess accounts payable and receivable Elective
BSBFIA401A - Prepare financial reportsPrepare financial reports Elective
BSBHRM403B - Support performance-management processesSupport performance-management processes Elective
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation Elective
BSBITU201A - Produce simple word processed documentsProduce simple word processed documents Elective
BSBITU202A - Create and use spreadsheetsCreate and use spreadsheets Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 351311 Chef 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3322-11 Chef 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 351311 Chef 05/Mar/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3322-11 Chef 05/Mar/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 05/Mar/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 11/Oct/2013 
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Modification History

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Version 

Comments 

1.0

Replaces and is equivalent to SIT40412 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Intent of the qualification remains unchanged.

HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

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 is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • chef
  • chef de partie.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Individuals may enter SIT40413 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with limited or no vocational experience 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.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving SIT40413 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, individuals could progress to SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

Providing food production briefings to kitchen staff; seeking feedback from colleagues on operational and service issues; communicating changes in food production requirements during the service period; instructing kitchen staff to adjust food items to meet quality requirements and organisational standards; managing team member conflict sensitively, courteously and discreetly; empathising and negotiating acceptable solutions to team member problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Proactively consulting with colleagues about ways to improve cooking operations; providing feedback to managers to inform future planning; participating in continuous improvement by reporting success or deficiencies of recipes and menu items; suggesting ideas for new or improved products and increased profitability.

Learning

Knowing sources of new information on food trends, products, services and suppliers; being aware of opportunities to learn and participating in commercial cookery professional development activities; supporting team members to learn.

Planning and organising

Planning food production requirements and organising availability of supplies for the service period; preparing work flow schedules, food preparation lists and mise en place plans for food production according to menu and food volume requirements; monitoring and assessing operational efficiency and quality output of the kitchen during the service period; assessing the operational workflow of kitchen team members assisting then to prioritise workload to deliver a positive dining experience for customers.

Problem-solving

Identifying and assessing operational and service issues, discussing and suggesting solutions with kitchen managers; initiating short term action to resolve immediate kitchen operations or quality problems; using discretion and judgement as well as predetermined policies and procedures to guide solutions to operational problems in the kitchen.

Self-management

Understanding legal compliance issues and providing advice to team members; organising and self-directing own work priorities to coordinate cooking operations; taking responsibility for implementing predetermined policies and procedures for a range of practices including conflict management, food safety, workplace health and safety; leading and managing a team of individuals, coordinating cooking operations; proactively seeking feedback and advice on improving kitchen coordination and team leading skills.

Teamwork

Motivating and leading kitchen teams; providing instructions, support and coaching; planning work operations to take account of team member strengths; proactively sharing information, knowledge and experiences with kitchen team members.

Technology

Understanding the operating capability of, selecting and using kitchen tools and equipment, computer systems, software and information systems that assist in coordinating cooking operations and team leading activities.

Packaging Rules

33 units must be completed:

  • 27 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 6 units from the list below, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 

BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

SITHCCC101 Use food preparation equipment *

SITHCCC201 Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery *

SITHCCC202 Produce appetisers and salads *

SITHCCC203 Produce stocks, sauces and soups *

SITHCCC204 Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes *

SITHCCC301 Produce poultry dishes *

SITHCCC302 Produce seafood dishes *

SITHCCC303 Produce meat dishes *

SITHCCC307 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements *

SITHCCC308 Produce cakes, pastries and breads *

SITHCCC309 Work effectively as a cook *

SITHKOP302 Plan and cost basic menus

SITHKOP402 Develop menus for special dietary requirements

SITHKOP403 Coordinate cooking operations *

SITHPAT306 Produce desserts *

SITXCOM401 Manage conflict

SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget

SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA201 Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXHRM301 Coach others in job skills

SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people

SITXINV202 Maintain the quality of perishable items *

SITXMGT401 Monitor work operations

SITXWHS401 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Elective units 

Administration 

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

Asian Cookery 

SITHASC202 Produce Asian appetisers and snacks *

SITHASC203 Produce Asian stocks and soups *

SITHASC204 Produce Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments *

SITHASC205 Produce Asian salads *

SITHASC206 Produce Asian rice and noodles *

SITHASC207 Produce curry pastes and powders *

SITHASC301 Produce Asian cooked dishes *

SITHASC302 Produce Asian desserts *

SITHASC303 Produce Japanese cooked dishes *

SITHASC304 Produce sashimi *

SITHASC305 Produce sushi *

SITHASC306 Produce Japanese desserts *

SITHASC307 Produce dim sum *

SITHASC308 Produce Chinese roast meat and poultry dishes *

SITHASC309 Produce tandoori dishes *

SITHASC310 Produce Indian breads *

SITHASC311 Produce Indian sweetmeats *

SITHASC312 Produce Indian pickles and chutneys *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Client and Customer Service 

SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers

SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience

Commercial Cookery and Catering 

SITHCCC104 Package prepared foodstuffs *

SITHCCC205 Produce cook-chill and cook freeze foods *

SITHCCC206 Rethermalise chilled and frozen foods *

SITHCCC304 Produce and serve food for buffets *

SITHCCC305 Produce pates and terrines *

SITHCCC306 Handle and serve cheese *

SITHCCC401 Produce specialised food items *

SITHCCC402 Prepare portion-controlled meat cuts *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Communication and Teamwork 

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

Computer Operations and ICT Management 

BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets

BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

Events 

SITXEVT401 Plan in-house events or functions

Finance 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

BSBFIA302A Process payroll

BSBFIA303A Process accounts payable and receivable

BSBFIA401A Prepare financial reports

SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information

Food and Beverage 

SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB202 Operate a bar *^

SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee *

SITHFAB304 Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs ^

SITHFAB305 Provide advice on Australian wines ^

SITHFAB306 Provide advice on imported wines ^

SITHFAB307 Provide table service of food and beverage *^

SITHFAB308 Provide silver service *

SITHFAB309 Provide advice on food

SITHFAB310 Provide advice on food and beverage matching ^

SITHFAB311 Provide gueridon service *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

^Prerequisite is SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

Food Safety 

SITXFSA202 Transport and store food

SITXFSA401 Develop and implement a food safety program

Human Resource Management 

SITXHRM401 Roster staff

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace

Inventory 

SITXINV201 Receive and store stock

SITXINV301 Purchase goods

SITXINV401 Control stock

Kitchen Operations 

SITHKOP401 Plan and display buffets *

SITHKOP404 Plan catering for events or functions

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Management and Leadership 

BSBHRM403B Support performance-management processes

BSBMGT405A Provide personal leadership

Marketing and Public Relations 

SITXMPR401 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

SITXMPR403 Plan and implement sales activities

SITXMPR404 Coordinate marketing activities

Merchandising 

SIRXMER201 Merchandise products

Patisserie 

SITHPAT302 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes *

SITHPAT305 Produce petits fours *

SITHPAT401 Prepare and model marzipan *

SITHPAT402 Produce chocolate confectionery *

SITHPAT403 Model sugar based decorations *

SITHPAT404 Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces *

*Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Quality and Innovation 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

Small Business Management 

BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403A Market the small business

BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning

Work Health and Safety 

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Working in Industry  

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

SITHIND201 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Examples of elective units relevant to specific job outcomes and contexts at this level are as follows:

Caterer in small catering operation 

BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403A Market the small business

BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

SITHKOP401 Plan and display buffets

SITHKOP404 Plan catering for events or functions

Chef de partie in a large hotel kitchen 

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

SITHCCC401 Produce specialised food items

SITHKOP401 Plan and display buffets

SITHKOP404 Plan catering for events or functions

SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information

SITXHRM401 Roster staff

Chef in a cafe or small restaurant 

SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHFAB309 Provide advice on food

SITHKOP404 Plan catering for events or functions

SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience

SITXFSA401 Develop and implement a food safety program

SITXINV301 Purchase goods

Kitchen supervisor in an aged care facility 

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

SITHKOP404 Plan catering for events or functions

SITXHRM401 Roster staff

SITXINV301 Purchase goods

SITXINV401 Control stock

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