Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

Overview of Course

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 latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Targeted at International students

SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management is targeted at international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in the commercial cookery and hospitality industry
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Entry requirements

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • successfully completion of an English Placement Test.

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Kings Institute of Vocational Studies provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.

Units of Competency

Units  of Competency are as given below:

Code Title Core / Elective
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment C
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery C
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads C
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups C
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes C
SITHCCC031* Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes C
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes C
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes C
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes C
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads C
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements C
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook C
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes C
SITHKOP012* Develop recipes for special dietary requirements C
SITHKOP013* Plan cooking operations C
SITHKOP015* Design and cost menus C
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts C
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict C
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget C
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety C
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices C
SITXFSA008* Develop and implement a food safety program C
SITXHRM008 Roster staff C
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people C
SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock C
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations C
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices C
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships E
SITHCCC038* Produce and serve food for buffets E
SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese E
SITHCCC044* Prepare specialised food items E
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers E
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets E

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 56 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 14 weeks each and 22 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Fee and Charges

The costs for this course are as follows:

Course fees Non-tuition fees
Tuition fees: AUD $14,500 May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook on our website at
Enrolment fee: AUD $200
Material fee: AUD $1500

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement.

You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Pathways Information

Course Credit

You can 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, which is available at

If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit.

You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

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Student Testimonials & Stories

The training and teaching I received throughout my course was excellent. I was very satisfied with the staff’s accommodating nature and the ease of handling everything.

Shelia McCourtney