Certificate IV in Kitchen Management – SIT40521

CRICOS Code 109584K


Our SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) reflects the role of chefs and cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


The duration of our SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) program is 78 weeks. This includes a total of 60 weeks dedicated to training and assessment, which will be spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each. Additionally, there will be a holiday period of 18 weeks.

Delivery and Assessments: 60 Weeks + Holiday: 18 Weeks = Total Duration: 78 Weeks




For more information, please contact +02 4608 9972 regarding the different available intake and start dates.


The SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) program utilizes a combination of in-person training and a workplace-based approach. All training sessions will be conducted at the training facilities of Astral Skills Institute of Australia, including a fully equipped commercial training kitchen.


The SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) program combines various teaching methods to provide a comprehensive learning experience. These methods include in-person classes, assignments (both individual and group-based), hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and simulated environments. Students are required to attend scheduled training sessions at ASIA’s training facilities, while practical sessions take place in a fully equipped kitchen facility within the institute. In addition, some specific units may necessitate students to undertake work placements in order to meet the AQF requirements.


The training and evaluation process for kitchen units is typically organized in a way that takes into account the ability of students to prepare multiple meals that cover various units. Students will receive learning and evaluation materials to enhance their knowledge and comprehension. Adequate learning support options and resources will be made available to all students to assist them in attaining competency.

Assessment for the program will persist throughout the duration of the qualification until candidates demonstrate competence in the assessment tasks. The assessment tasks for the qualifications may encompass a range of methods, such as knowledge-based questions, presentations, projects, log books, reports, practical demonstrations, and observations. These are not exhaustive and additional assessment methods may also be utilized.

What you will achieve

Upon completion of the SIT40521 – Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) program, students will have the capability to:

  • Enhance their expertise in culinary arts and gain the necessary skills and understanding to effectively lead a team.
  • Master the implementation of operational plans and food safety programs.
  • Acquire proficiencies in managing personnel, controlling inventory, and budgeting.


The training package does not specify any prerequisites for this qualification.


RTO Requirements for International students

To gain admission into ASIA (Astral Skills Institute of Australia), international students must satisfy specific English language requirements. The entry requirements include the following:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old.
  • They should have successfully completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.
  • A course entry interview will be conducted to assess the student’s suitability for the course and their individual needs.
  • Students must attain a minimum IELTS* score of 5.5. The test results should be no older than 2 years. Alternatively, students can demonstrate their English language proficiency through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Having received education for a minimum of 5 years in an English-speaking country.
  • Successfully completing a recognized English Placement Test.

*Note: Other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL may also be accepted. Students must provide their results for confirmation of their equivalence to IELTS 5.5.

For further details regarding the assessment levels for student visas, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Credit Transfer

To complete a Credit Transfer Application, valid documentation must accompany it. This documentation can include a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript, and/or a Statement of Attainment. These documents should align with the qualification code, name, unit code, and title specified in the student’s application, as well as indicate the date and duration of the course.


Unit code Unit Title Core/ Elective
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people Core
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict Core
SITXHRM008 Roster staff Core
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITHCCC026 Package prepared foodstuffs Elective A
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion Elective E
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective E
SITXFSA008 Develop and implement a food safety program Core
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes Core
SITHKOP015 Design and cost menus Core
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective D
SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock Core
SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC031 Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes Core
SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese Elective A
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes Core
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHPAT016 Produce desserts Core
SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets Elective A
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHKOP012 Develop recipes for special dietary requirements Core
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations Core
SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations Core
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook Core

Possible Career Outcomes

The SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K) offers various career possibilities. It can lead to employment opportunities in establishments such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. Alternatively, it can equip individuals with the skills needed to start and manage a small business in these sectors.

Possible Career Outcomes

Some potential job titles that can be pursued after completing this qualification include:

  • Chef
  • Chef de partie.

Please note that the information provided regarding career pathways aligns with the description of the qualification on the National Training Register. It is important to understand that completion of the course does not guarantee employment or a specific job role. ASIA does not make any claims regarding employment outcomes or job guarantees associated with its courses, as doing so would be misleading. 


Pathways from this qualification

Upon successful completion of the SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, individuals have the opportunity to advance their studies to the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality.

Additional Information about SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (109584K)

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