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What will I learn?

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery gives you the skills and knowledge to become a qualified cook in a team leading or supervisory role in the kitchen.

The course combines practical cookery classes taught in Holmesglen's simulated training commercial kitchens, with theoretical management subjects delivered by teaching staff with current industry knowledge.

This will provide you with a well rounded knowledge of what to expect when entering the industry.

The course could lead to work in various hospitality enterprises where food products are prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

This course also lays the foundations for opening your own business.

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 26 core units and 7 elective units.
All elective units have been selected by Holmesglen.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie

Pathways to further study

  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • BHM16 Bachelor of Hospitality Management



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$15,600.00 (8,35,118) per year
Start date

February 2022


Glen Waverley Campus

595 Waverley Road,



3150, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant employment experience
  • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.