• Commercial Cookery and Hospitality Management

Commercial Cookery & Hospitality Management


Studying Commercial Cookery at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE provides students with the practical cooking skills required for careers as a chef in food preparation as well as knowledge of food theory, kitchen operations, planning and budgeting and management topics.

Studying Hospitality Management at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE allows students to deepen their knowledge of the hospitality industry and prepare for supervisory and management roles which require customer service and business skills. 

SuniTAFE provides students with the ability to compete in cooking competitions, and many previous international students have been successful at receiving state and national recognition for their achievements.


Cook or chef in restaurants, cafes, hotels, clubs, pubs and catering businesses, restaurant management, food and beverage operations, food business management, small business owner in the hospitality industry.


Mei is an international student studying hospitality at SuniTAFE - watch the video and hear what Mei loves about food and cooking. 

Program details

Total Program Duration 2 - 2.5 years full-time
Total Program Tuition Fees in AUD $29,500 (to Diploma) or $36,500 (to Advanced Diploma)
Order of Qualifications 1. Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery SIT40516 (093946B) 78 weeks
OR Certificate IV in Kitchen Management SIT40521 (109644C)
2. Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416 (090999B) 26 weeks
3. Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316 (091094B) 26 weeks
University Pathway Bachelor of Business at La Trobe University (After successful completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management)
Upcoming Course Start Dates 02 October 2023
29 January 2024
15 April 2024
15 July 2024
07 October 2024


English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score OR successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE or a pathway partner.
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.
Other Requirements Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.
Course Progression Must successfully complete each level before progressing to the next qualification in the program.

Other Information

Materials A uniform and knife kit is provided to all Commercial Cookery & Kitchen Management students at no extra cost. There are no additional materials fees for ingredients unless make-up practicals are required.
Practical component Students in the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery/Kitchen Management must undertake a total of 240 hours of practical placement. This practical experience may be undertaken in the SuniTASTE Training Restaurant as well as unpaid practical work placement or relevant formal employment within local registered restaurant businesses.
Course Credits* Diploma of Hospitality Management – 28 units are required and up to 21 units will be credit transferred from the Certificate IV in Commercial Cooking to the Diploma of Hospitality Management.
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management – 33 units are required and up to 26 units will be credit transferred (5 from Diploma of Hospitality Management and 21 from Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery).

Note: All fees and details are subject to change at any time.
*This course is currently in transition to an upgrade and the course codes, name, units of study or content may change. This may impact the credit transfer bettween courses in the package. Students may be required to complete gap training (at no additional cost) when transitioning to the new course.


Find out more about life at SuniTAFE from some of our international students, past and present. View Testimonials