SIT40516 – Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 – Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

 RPL & Skills Recognition

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of commercial 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. TNT! chef RPL programs are available to cooks with a minimum of 3-4 years experience in the field or for those with overseas qualifications. You will also be required to complete the Food Safety supervisor certification if you haven’t already done so.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately three (3) years experience (in total)
  • photos: the more photos you have the more skills you can show, approx 30 to 40 photographs are needed. You can present photos of special events you participated in, photos of you preparing and cooking poultry, seafood, meats,cakes & yeast goods, hot & cold deserts, vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes, appetisers and salads. You may also take photos using different equipments in the kitchen, serving customers, food preparation and presentation and the like.
  • videos: this is a great way to show off your skills, no more than 5 videos are required, each video no longer than 6 minutes each. In each video you will show your cooking skills, chopping of fruits and/or veggies, serving customers and food preparation and presentation.
  • a certified copy of your past qualification or transcript that you may have studied in the past. This includes any short courses such as first aid courses or your food safety supervisor (FSS) certificate
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner college. Now you can grab that licence!

Careers

Chef

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

Chef de partie

A chef de partie’s primary role is to oversee the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals in a restaurant. Duties associated with this role including directing chefs in their section in preparing, cooking, and presenting culinary dishes; enforcing strict health and hygiene standards in the kitchen; and troubleshooting any problems that may arise

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Study Pathways

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RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Please note that this service is offered in partnership with our exclusive education facilitator, Qualify Me!

Process

1. FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. EVIDENCE PORTFOLIO
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total).
  • Certificates/ transcripts from formal training
  • Work samples/change plans
  • Supervisor’s reports
  • Customer/client feedback
  • Position description
  • Response to questions/interview
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence.
3. SKILLS CHECK
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. QUALIFIED!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.