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Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery - Cookery Stream Package

Are you an aspiring head chef or restaurant owner? Our Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery provides the ingredients and techniques you need to cook up a tantalizing career.

The full package

Take your Certificate III in Commercial Cookery to the next level with the Certificate IV.

Our industry experienced staff will provide you with the insights of a head chef. You will learn to produce menus for a range of culinary food service operations including a la carte, set menus, functions and the latest food trends. You will also learn to organise, purchase and prepare food.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own signature dishes and serve them to customers in St Georges, our award winning restaurant.

Take control of the restaurant kitchen as head chef. Assume responsibility for the production of your menu, delegate tasks to kitchen sections and gain the knowledge and experience of what it takes to manage your own kitchen from practical and theoretical components.

Meet your clientele face to face and receive feedback on your work.

Be competitive in a competitive world.

An exciting career menu

The Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery will combine your technical cookery skills with hospitality supervisory training. You’ll learn from industry-qualified professionals in modern, world class facilities.

Employment outcomes

Exceptional chefs are constantly in demand and once you graduate, you could find yourself working at a supervisory level, in:

  • hotels,
  • motels,
  • restaurants,
  • clubs,
  • other hospitality establishments.


We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, role-playing, assignments, class work and theory tests.

Our Certificate IV course builds on the skills that chefs have already gained in the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. It is suitable for chefs who are currently engaged in the industry looking to upgrade their qualifications.

The course will develop an understanding of business operations with an emphasis on increasing the knowledge and skills required for supervisory roles.

Subject areas include:

  • developing cost-effective menus,
  • monitoring catering revenue and costs,
  • controlling food quality,
  • interpreting financial information,
  • food safety procedures and programs,
  • leading, managing and coaching others,
  • controlling and ordering stock.

Porduct SKU : 6440976

First Instalment
First Instalment 3,550.00 AUD
Total duration 6 MONTH(S)

Availability: In stock

First Instalment 3,550.00 AUD
Total duration 6 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • David Williamson Theatre
  • Creative Spaces
  • The Apprentice Restaurant
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, High Street 144
Prahran VIC 3181

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