This certification depicts the function of professional cooks who manage a team of cooks or supervise them in the kitchen. They use judgement to address non-routine issues and work autonomously or with little supervision from others.


Start Date

Various intake and start dates are available. Call on Mobile: +61423000063 OR  Landline: (08)89523221 for more information

Study Mode

Practical Placement and face-to-face delivery on campus

Assessment Mode

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to:

  • Develop your culinary skills and learn the abilities needed to manage a team.
  • Acquire skills in carrying out operational plans and food safety initiatives.
  • Develop your abilities in budgeting, inventory management, and people management.

Pre - Requisites

There are no entry requirements for this qualification specified in the training package

What You Will Achieve

By the end of this qualification students will be able to:

  • Produce meat, poultry and seafood dishes.
  • Produce stocks, soups and sauces.
  • Maintain the quality of perishable items.
  • Learn safe food handling practices.
  • Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements.
  • Manage finances within a budget.
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.
  • Plan menus for many occasions and situations.

RTO requirements for International students

International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into Alice Springs College of Australia:

  • The minimum age for students is 18.
  • Students must show academic proof of successfully completing Year 12 or an equivalent course.
  • Has completed ELICOS equivalent with minimal IELTS scores, or has a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course (please refer test table below). Results from ELICOS must be translated into IELTS or an equivalent on a completion certificate supplied by the ELICOS provider. Prior to enrolling in the main VET programme, students must complete ELICOS, which requires them to show they have passed Alice Springs College's Language and Numeracy Test.

Results that are older than two years cannot be accepted.


  • Proof that the applicant has successfully completed an Australian foundation course, senior secondary certificate of education, or a significant portion of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification within two years of the date of their application.

For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) websit (http://

Credit Transfer

All Credit Transfer Applications must be backed up by the necessary paperwork. This can take the form of a Nationally Recognized Qualification Certificate, Transcript, and/or Statement of Attainment, which matches with the same qualification number and name, unit code and title, and date/duration of the course as those listed in the student application.

Possible Career Outcomes

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

Possible job titles include:

  1. chef
  2. chef de partie.

Note: The information about the career track above is consistent with the qualification description in the National Training Register (, however it doesn't imply a job promise or job role at the completion of the programme. Because doing so would be deceptive, the institute makes no claims about the employment outcomes or job guarantees associated with its courses.

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Course Structure

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

Pathways from this qualification

After achieving SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, individuals can progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management at Alice Springs College of Australia.

Kitchen Management Course in Alice Springs

Alice Springs College offers a Kitchen Management course in Australia that students can benefit from and get exposure to work as professional chefs. Our Kitchen management course in Australia offers a range of benefits for those who are interested in this industry. The course teaches students about the skills and knowledge that they need to be successful in the kitchen management industry, including customer service, hospitality, food safety and more.

The Kitchen Management Course is suitable for those just starting and those who have been working in the industry for some time. The course also allows students to explore different types of cuisine, which is great if they are looking to diversify their skillset or just want to try something new.

Benefits of getting a certification in Kitchen Management

  • Confidently apply for positions in any organisation:  After completing the Kitchen Management Course, the students would obtain a SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management 110639A. This will allow them to confidently apply for openings in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and more. They are even authorised to run their own business operations without any issues.
  • Trained by experienced professionals: The students enrolled in the Kitchen Management course will be taught by professionals with years of experience in the field. Students will not only learn skills that will help them succeed in the food industry, but they will also better understand the ins and outs of it.
  • Connection with reputed personnel: In the food industry, connections can be key, and this is something that will be of enormous benefit for students of the Kitchen Management course.
  • Learning the latest food and safety guidelines: Understanding the latest guidelines regarding the work in the food industry is as critical as learning the necessary skills that will help one succeed in their professional career. With Kitchen Management course offered by Alice Springs College Australia, students would gain that critical knowledge.