What will I learn?

This course is designed for people who are seeking careers in cookery within a commercial environment.

The course provides participants with skills, knowledge and experience in practical food production, hygiene, menu costing, occupational health and safety, teamwork and basic nutrition.

Cookery is a rewarding career path, one that will bring out your natural creativity and possibly take you all over the world! The Certificate IV consists of coursework and assessment.

In a typical week students are accountable for up to 30 hours of supervised training through course work.

The teaching methods used include classroom-based teaching and supervised practicum within a workshop.

The assessment methods include written assignments and examinations, oral assessments including individual presentations and practical demonstrations within a workshop environment.

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes.

Students learn in varying environments from lectures, practical demonstrations and tasks in workshops and labs through to investigative projects.

Major study areas for this course include;

  • Leadership
  • Cookery Skills
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Stock Control
  • OHS
  • Menu Planning & Costing
  • Finance
  • Conflict Resolution

Study pathways

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Hotel or motel
  • Restaurant, cafe or bistro
  • Reception centre or resort



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$6,500.00 (US$ 4,459) per year
Course Fees: AUD $6,500 for the entire course; Tuition Fee (Term): AUD $3,250

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2020, 10 July 2020


Broadmeadows Campus

Pearcedale Parade,



3047, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher

English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognized equivalency; TOEFL Internet Based (iBT): Test score (no section score less than) 55 (Listening 9, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Writing 18); Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (no section score less than) 42-49 (40); Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): Overall CAE score (no band less than) 162 (154).

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About this uni

Kangan Institute’s strong industry connections are aligned with the programmes taught in each of its classrooms.

  • Has five campuses across Melbourne
  • Offers pathways to 12 university degrees
  • Dedicated English Language Centre located in Docklands
  • Extensive student support and assistance