Melbourne CourseCourse:

SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

 Duration:Study at your own pace 
 Delivery Mode:Blended Online learning 
 Next Intake:Regular Intakes

(Your Experience Counts – Do you have experience as a cook or a chef but have no formal qualification? Talk to us about how you can get certified based on your work experience for enhanced work opportunities.)

 Recognition:Nationally Recognised Qualification – Australia wide

Do you work in the hospitality industry?

Find out how your industry work experience can help get you certified in less time with Frontier.

Frontier training nationally recognised training

Our nationally recognised Certificate IV in Kitchen Management provides comprehensive training in cookery with an emphasis in supervisory or team leading roles in the kitchen. Refine your culinary skills and learn practical skills in food preparation and presentation, health and safety procedures, staff and operations management.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years or over
  • Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment
  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre-training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills, and suitability for the course. Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy, or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue the Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfill the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.

Course structure

The students enrolled in SIT40521 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery are required to complete 33 units of competency as listed below:

Core unit

SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basis methods of cookery
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetises and salads
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks,sauces and soups
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable,fruit,egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes,pastries and breads
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook
SITXWHS007 Impement and monitor work heath and safety practices
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost Receipes
SITHKOP012 Develop Receipes for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations
SITHPAT016 Produce Desserts
SITXFSA005 Use hygenic practices for food safety
SITXCOM010 Manage Conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practises
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXHRM008 Roster Staff
SITHCCC031 Prepare Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes
SITHKOP015 Design and Cost Menus
SITXFSA008 Develop and Implement a food safety program
SITXINV006 Receive,Store and Maintain Stock

Elective Units

SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for Buffets
SITHKOP011 Plan and implement Service of Buffets
SITHKOP014 Plan catering for events or functions
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences.
SITXINV007 Purchase goods

Course delivery

You are advised to identify your delivery method prior to enrolling in the qualification. Frontier Institute of Technology offers the following delivery modes for this qualification:

  • Face to Face Delivery – It involves structured classroom-based training in a simulated work environment. Each session will allow enough time for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice opportunities and complete / submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.
  • Self- paced learning – Self-paced learning involves the learner undertaking learning and assessment tasks between face-to-face consultations. The extent of self-paced learning is determined by each individual learner and is communicated through the trainer and assessor.
  • On the job learning – On the job learning occurs when the learner undertakes structured training within their workplace which is delivered by a workplace supervisor, manager, colleague or workplace trainer
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway to gain a qualification if you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, training courses and work-based training to meet the requirements of the course.


The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected.

Intake Dates – Frontier Training and Technology offers monthly intakes and the course may be commenced in your discretion. Please inquire with the Student Administration regarding intake dates. Intake dates are also published and updated on our website at

Course Duration – The course duration may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge and abilities.

How to apply

First Point of ContactLupa Borah
Office Hours9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays



    Indicative Course Fees and Payment Plans

1. Pay directly with our Account Department

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at Unit 5, 1 Post office place, Glenroy, VIC 3046 – (Glenroy Campus) by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do an online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:
Account Name:                     Frontier Training and Technology
Bank Name:                           NAB
Branch Number (BSB):    083 004
Account Number:                761977553

After payment, please, send your payment receipt to with your full name and qualification details.

2. Study Pay

Frontier institute of technology partners with Study Pay – a simple payment plan for your course. 

  • Application takes 5mins
  • Get an instant outcome of application
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or international student living in Australia
  • Be 18 years or older OR 16 years old where the parent applies for the plan
  • Have a mobile phone and email address
  • Payment: Weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit
  • Be able to service the payment plan repayment amounts
  • Repay the plan off in designated plan timeframe
  • Payment Plan Amount: $500 to $2,000


  • Driver’s Licence OR Passport
  • Medicare Card
  • Employment Details
  • Bank Details

3. Trade Support Loans

As an Australian Apprentice, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

4. Direct Debit


Ezypay Direct Debit Request Form here

This option is for students who want a convenient payment process to save time.

Payments can be done weekly, fortnightly or monthly and in that way, some of the courses are less than 59$ a week.

Contact Frontier Institute of Technology admin for further info.

If you have further queries, please contact us on (03) 9041-1820

Recognition of prior learning


(Do you have experience as a cook or a chef but have no formal qualification, talk to us about how you can get certified based on your work experience.)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway to gain a qualification. Candidates may apply for RPL if they believe they have the skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, training courses and work-based training to meet the requirements of the course. The evidence they provide will be assessed against
the evidence requirements of one or more units of competency.

Who is this RPL process designed for?

The RPL assessment process is designed for professionals/employees/workers with adequate currency and capability in the industry relevant to the qualification that they wish to obtain formal certification in. Candidates will use their job experience and previous skills to be assessed against the requirements of the units of competency of the qualification that they wish to obtain formal certification in.

Student support and other policies

The following policies and procedures are currently in effect. Please click the link below to view and download the policy.

If you require further information, please contact student admin on 1300 625 102