Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Jobs and Skills WA: Hospitality chef courses
Ready to take a leadership role in the kitchen?

If you're ready to progress your career as a chef, chef de partie or sous chef and take a lead role in the kitchen, this is the course for you!

Become a qualified chef and gain additional leadership skills through this nationally recognised qualification. You'll gain skills and knowledge to take you beyond your chef’s qualification including how to roster and manage the entire kitchen staff.

The course delivers all the skills you need including operating a fully functional kitchen, and implementing a food safety program. Depending on your training provider, you will be able to choose specialist elective units in cookery and catering, Asian cooking, patisserie, or food and beverage.

Half price
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Hospitality, Tourism and Events
National course code: SIT40521 | WA State ID: BHS7

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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If you're ready to progress your career and take a lead role in the kitchen, get cracking with this course!

You'll gain skills and knowledge to take you beyond your chef’s qualification including rostering and managing kitchen staff. You will be equipped to lead a team in a commercial kitchen and be able to budget, plan, prepare and cook food, including special dietary requirements.

The course covers all the skills you need to operate a fully functional kitchen, and implement a food safety program.


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Turn your passion for food into your future profession, tap into your true potential and become a leader in the kitchen.      This course will make you job ready for roles such as Supervisor/Team Leader Chef or Cook. You'll also establish a comprehensive understanding of commercial kitchen operations, learning people management skills, finance processes and food safety programs. 

You'll further develop your cookery skillset, gaining knowledge of how to plan a menu whilst progressing your food preparation technique, cooking a wide-range of creations and working on perfecting presentation of dishes. 

The hospitality, tourism and events industries are the world's largest employers and this nationally recognised qualification will enhance your employability opportunities making you workforce ready for roles in restaurants, hotels, cafes, nightclubs and in pubs. 

Take the next step in your cookery career, advance to a supervisory level in the kitchen and acquire a skillset that could take you around the globe. 

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. To discover more about student events and creations, visit Bentley Pines Training Restaurant on Facebook.

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. The work role will have a supervisory or team leading role, with graduates working independently or with some limited guidance from others.

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

If you are passionate to become a master in cake decorating and making bread, this is the perfect opportunity for you. In 2023, you can complete a formal qualification in patisserie for FREE. You will learn to make a range of bread, pastries and cakes using commercial equipment and machinery in fully-equipped commercial kitchens. This one-year and a half year full time course provides students with broad cross section of theoretical knowledge and practical skills training in fully equipped commercial kitchens. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work in a commercial kitchen and be able to plan, prepare and bake specialised cakes, desserts, tarts, petit fours, pastries, yeast goods and chocolates. You will also learn how to follow health and food safety procedures, maintaining kitchen premises, developing hospitality industry knowledge, developing cost effective menus and preparing food according to dietary and cultural needs. You are required to do hands-on practical training in Australian Professional Skills Institute’s fully operational commercial training kitchens in East Perth. You will have the opportunity to undertake workplace training in patisserie, bakery, cake shops, hotel pastry department as a trainee pastry chef. Contact Australian Professional Skills Institute by email to info@apsi.edu.au or telephone (08) 63654386

Delivery location


Skills Strategies International offers Traineeships in SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management. Training is conducted onsite at your workplace for your convenience. A customised training plan contextualised to your workplace will be created for you, from a variety of competencies available to suit your job requirements. Please visit our website www.skillstrategies.edu.au or phone (08) 6143 2180 for more information 

Delivery location


Graduates of this course will have developed competency in cookery and demonstrate the knowledge needed to lead a team. You will learn to implement operational plans and food safety programs. You will acquire skills in people management, inventory control and budgeting. The course is delivered over a period of 78 weeks, including work-based training for 10 weeks which is organised by Stanley College.   For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

Delivery location


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.