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Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon’s hospitality courses will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in a working kitchen in various roles. The Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) is for qualified cooks who want to develop professionally in the areas of practical cookery and kitchen management. You will learn a broad range of practical and theoretical skills for the management of a dynamic and innovative kitchen environment. This course builds on the trade cook’s qualification by providing more advanced practical cookery and human resource skills while giving you the opportunity to exercise your own judgement and flair. Successful completion of Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) provides graduates with the opportunity for employment and further career pathways in the food production sector of the hospitality industry. Graduates are well prepared to continue their training in the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.
  • Entry requirements
    Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) applicants will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills at the level to achieve the outcomes of the course. You must have successfully completed Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) or at least have four years current experience as a cook.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Prepare and Present Cakes     24
    Present Desserts     42
    Prepare and Display Petits Fours     30
    Prepare and Display Sugar Work     48
    Plan, Prepare and Display Sweet Buffet Show Pieces     30
    Interpret Financial Information     60
    Control and Order Stock     25
    Monitor Work Operations     30
    Implement Workplace Health, Safety and Security Procedures     30
    Lead and Manage People     60
    Monitor Catering Revenue and Costs     30
    Establish and Maintain Quality Control     30
    Develop a Food Safety Program     36
    The Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) is a new part-time course that is approximately 475 nominal hours. Students can expect three or four hours (one night) of class attendance each week. Individual units will be offered throughout the year. A course calendar is available from Course Information.

    * A part-time study program may be customised according to demand.

    Selection Criteria
    Studying the Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) is by special entry only. Contact Course Information for more information.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)

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    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Recognition of Prior Learning
    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
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    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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