Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40413)

CRICOS ID – 088505C
Course Duration – 22 weeks
(Duration is 2 Academic Years if combined with the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality Management)
Course Fee – AU$8,300
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates Hobart – February, July
Intake Dates Launceston– February
Download the TasTAFE Commercial Cookery pathway flyer

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Commerical Cookery is part of the Commercial Cookery 2 year Training Package.

Our exceptional Cookery pathway offers a combination of theoretical and practical training, in a fully operational commercial kitchen. This qualification demonstrates diverse skills and knowledge in Hospitality and Cookery Management. Our course focuses on a simulated workplace experience and is delivered by highly qualified teachers.

Further study options include the Diploma of Hospitality – Advanced units in the Diploma include: finance, sustainability and managing human resources.


Career Opportunities

This qualification provides the skills and the knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook. Work could be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served. Employment opportunities exist with small businesses, larger hotels, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, commercial catering operations, and event caterers in the following areas:

  • Professional Cook /Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Owner /Operator


Course Structure

Students will train alongside highly experienced professional chefs in fully equipped kitchens and will have the opportunity to gain further workplace skills by completing placements with our industry partners.

To achieve a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, core units and electives must be successfully completed.

Electives may vary, contact info@geti.tas.gov.au for a full list of subjects.


Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisites: Must have completed Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • Aged 18 years and over


Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

You may be required to purchase additional materials or stationery for your course.