Stanley College
Stanley College

SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery Pathway)

Course Overview

Enhance your skills and knowledge to become a competent chef. Acquire skills in budgeting, customer service, financial management, inventory control and operational planning. Develop communication and leadership skills.

  • Duration
    26 weeks (including 6 weeks of holidays)

  • Tuition Fee

    • International Students
      $5,600 + Materials Fee $380*
    • Domestic Students
      $5,200 + Materials Fee $380*
    • Easy payment plans available

  • Mode of Study:
    The delivery methods for this course include:

    • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
    • Practical Training and Assessment at The Culinary Workshop
    • Distance Learning and Assessment

  • Intake Dates:

    • 2024: 8 Jan, 18 Mar, 27 May, 5 Aug, 7 Oct
    • 2025: 6 Jan, 17 Mar, 26 May, 4 Aug, 13 Oct

  • Location:

  • CRICOS Code:

Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + self-study component.

Full-Time studies require students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.
Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:

International Student Refund and Cancellation Policy
Local Student Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Upper-Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.5
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT: 46-59
  • PTE Academic: 42
  • Cambridge English: 162
  • OET: C Grade
  • Duolingo English Test: 85-90
  • CEFR Levels / Oxford Test: B2

Completion of Australian qualifications, evidence of certificate III level (minimum duration 26 weeks) or above

Other Requirements

Completion of SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Job Outlook

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • 72%
    Full-time share
  • 13.9%
    Projected Future Growth
  • 70K
    Average Commencing Salary
  • $1250
    Weekly earnings

Source: Labour Market Insights for a Chef report

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

Unit code Unit title
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences*
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices*
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets*
SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with the law*
SITXHRM008 Roster staff
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships*
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHKOP013 Plan cooking operations
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHFAB036 Provide advice on food*
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP012 Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
SITXHRM010 Recruit, select and induct staff*
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans*
SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol*

*Denotes units delivered within the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery Pathway).


Training and Assessment

For further information on where this qualification is trained/assessed and the types of assessment methods used, please click here.

Government Funding

For Domestic Students
Domestic students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy, or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery pathway), students may pursue a SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management at Stanley College or bachelors degree at Stanley College or selected bachelor courses at universities.

Apply Online Now!

Contact us on +61 8 6371 9999 or email

Enquire Now

Enquire Now

Are you still not sure about which course to go for? Then help is here. Our dedicated admission officers can help assist you with all your queries. Just fill in the form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.