Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Astral Skills Institute of Australia and Create Learn & Educate
Course Code:
Qualification Level:
Course Area:
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services
Study Mode:
Full Time
New South Wales
Course Fee:
$14,000 - $18,000 Per Course
Delivery Mode:
On Campus,Online Delivery,Blended Delivery

Course Overview

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.

84 weeks (70 Weeks study + 14 weeks holidays) this includes 256 hours of work-based training in workplace kitchen as part of practical placement.

Start Date
Various intake and start dates available. Call on +02 4608 9972 for more information

Study Mode
On Campus, face to face delivery and Practical Placement

Assessment Methods
Assessment methods may include: Knowledge questions, Projects, Written reports, Portfolio of work, Assignment, Case Study, Self-assessment, Observation and Role Play.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

What you will achieve
By the end of this qualification students will be able to:

• Develop competency in cookery and acquire the skills and knowledge to lead a team.
• Learn to implement operational plans and food safety programs.
• Acquire skills in people management, inventory control and budgeting.

Credit Transfer
All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript and/or a Statement of Attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course.

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements
Minimum Age to Apply Students must be over 18 years of age
Language Requirement
IELTS Score (Minimum)
  • Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or has completed ELICOS equivalent with minimum IELTS results (please refer test table below). ELICOS results must been interpreted to IELTS or equivalent on issued completion certificate equivalent by ELICOS provider. ELICOS must be taken before the main VET course and must demonstrate successful completion of Astral ’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of ELICOS program.
  • Results older than two years are not acceptable. OR
  • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States. OR
  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


  • Commercial Cookery package Course

Career Opportunities

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.

Possible job titles include:
1. chef
2. chef de party.

Note: Above career pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register (www.training.gov.au), it doesn’t imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.
Institute doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading

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