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International Students


Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Enhance your skills and experience and discover the key strategies to support your career in a leadership role within a kitchen.

What can I expect?

With the Certificate IV in Kitchen Management, you will learn to manage team members to accomplish common objectives efficiently. Your knowledge of the hospitality industry will be significantly broadened, and you’ll gain proficiency in establishing and maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment. This qualification not only provides you with a comprehensive understanding of kitchen operations but also underscores the importance of teamwork and safety protocols crucial for efficient kitchen management.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Kitchen Manager

Head Chef

Executive Chef


Catering Manager

The Certificate IV in
Kitchen Management is for you if:


You aspire to manage a kitchen: If you have a passion for culinary arts and wish to lead a kitchen team in a restaurant, hotel, or any other culinary setting, this course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills.


You’re currently working in the hospitality industry and want to advance: If you are already working in a culinary role and are looking to progress into a managerial position, this course could provide the knowledge and skills you require.


You have completed previous hospitality or cookery qualifications: If you’ve already achieved a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or a similar qualification and wish to continue your professional development, the Certificate IV in Kitchen Management would be a logical next step.


You enjoy leadership and teamwork: If you thrive in leading a team towards a common goal and enjoy the dynamics of teamwork, this course is designed to hone these skills in a kitchen setting.


You want to improve your culinary operations skills: If you’re keen to learn more about how to efficiently run kitchen operations, including planning and budgeting, maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen, managing a team, and ensuring customer satisfaction, this course could be beneficial.


You’re considering starting your own restaurant or catering service: The skills and knowledge gained from this course could provide a solid foundation for running your own food-related business.

Entry requirements

IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.

Workplace practical

Students who are not currently working within a hospitality service role must undertake a minimum of 48 service periods (or shifts) of volunteered vocational placement in an approved workplace to complete their qualification. For more information, click here or call one of our friendly crew on

Course Duration


months full time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University

N / A

Rolling Enrolment


Learning Method

Classroom – Students are required to attend class for 2 x 8 hour days and 1 X 4 hour day per week

Leading Industry Experts

Fun and friendly Educators who understand you and are committed to your learning experience

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:

Fees are to be paid in a 2-stage process, with the first payment due on acceptance of your “Letter of Offer” and the remaining amount to be divided by the number of months of your qualification and paid monthly starting on the commencement of your course.

Stage 1:

Upfront Fee


to be paid upon acceptance of your “Letter of Offer”

Stage 2:

Upfront Fee


to be paid monthly x33 months NOTE: your first monthly payment is due on commencement of your course



Qualification Structure:

A total of 33 units must be completed


Core Units

Use food preparation equipment

Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

Prepare appetizers and salads

Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes

Prepare poultry dishes

Prepare meat dishes

Prepare seafood dishes

Produce cakes, pastries and breads

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

Work effectively as a cook

Plan and cost recipes

Develop recipes for special dietary requirements

Plan cooking operations

Design and cost menus

Produce desserts

Manage conflict

Manage finances within a budget

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Participate in safe food handling practices

Develop and implement a food safety program

Roster staff

Lead and manage people

Receive, store and maintain stock

Monitor work operations

Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


Elective units

Show social and cultural sensitivity

Participate in safe work practices

Package prepared foodstuffs

Produce and serve food for buffets

Prepare and serve cheese

Use social media and online tools

Apply in 5 easy steps:

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey by following the steps below. If you need help, please feel free to contact us here.


Take the first step

Discover what being an International student with College Australia will be like for you by reading the “Essential documents to support your learning journey”. They are full of important information and help you understand what is involved.




Complete your online Enrolment Form by clicking here and provide the required documentation as outlined in the form.


Letter of Offer

We will confirm your acceptance into your course by email with a “Letter of Offer” and provide you with an invoice for the upfront fee.

You will need to sign your “Letter of Offer, scan and return it to College Australia via email.

On receipt of your signed “Letter of Offer”, we will provide you with a “Confirmation of Enrolment”.


Apply for your Visa

You will be required to submit your documents to the Department of Human Affairs.

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa. Fees apply as this is separate from the tuition fees.


Visa Granted

You will need to provide College Australia with a copy of your visa approval to progress and receive your course start date.

You are ready to begin your studies with College Australia.

Arrive at College Australia on your first day for an in-depth Orientation, meet your Educator and classmates, and your student journey begins!

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