SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery


There’s never been a better time to upgrade your Cert III cookery qualification to a Cert IV cookery qualification through an apprenticeship pathway to make your Chef status official!

All eligible students will attract a 10% wage subsidy* for their employer plus receive a Training Support Payment* of up to $5,000 ($1,250 paid every six months).

Trade Support Loans* of up to $22,890 are also available to eligible students.

*Eligibility for employer and student incentives is determined by your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.  

The SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen e.g Chef or Chef de Partie. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

The pathway to a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery qualification is the successful completion of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Enrolment requests directly into the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery without the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery may be considered if candidates can demonstrate they have a suitable level of relevant industry experience.

Available pathways for the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery are Apprenticeship, Fee-For-Service, and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Estimated course duration: 6 – 33 months.

Delivery locations: The student’s workplace and various hospitality venues around the ACT for off-the-job training delivery.

Modes of delivery: Work-based training

Third-party arrangements: None

Work placement arrangements: To undertake this qualification with ACCESS Recognised Training you must be employed in a fully operational hospitality establishment. ACCESS does not provide employment or recruitment services and therefore cannot assist with work placements.



Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Association Of Providers Of Training Services