Kingston Institute Australia

National Code: SIT40516; CRICOS Code: 107763A


This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

Course Detail


Entry Requirements

English language/literacy/numeracy requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or 65 score in TOEFL or equivalent; Results older than two years are not acceptable, or
  2. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

Academic requirements

For entry into the Advanced Diploma level, both domestic and international students should have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher qualification.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Age requirement

International students should generally be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at the Institute. Under 18 students should have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation, support, and general welfare for the student visa duration or until they turn 18 (whichever happens first) as per the ESOS Act and National Code.

In the case of domestic students, if the applicant has not completed Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher, the applicant must meet the requirement of the Institute’s language and numeracy test. The applicant should demonstrate through an enrolment interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and ability to succeed in their chosen course.

Course structure

This qualification will be offered for 78 weeks, 60 weeks of delivery and 18 weeks of term breaks and holidays. Students will have to complete 33 units of competency (26 core units and 7 elective units) to be competent in this qualification.

Career prospect and vocational outcome

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Senior executive Project Manager
  • Senior manager and leader

Preferred Pathways to the qualification

  • After achieving the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) or any other relevant qualification/s
  • By demonstrating vocational experience but without formal qualification

Preferred Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification, candidate may be eligible to undertake a Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent degree.


This course is delivered through face-to-face/classroom and online learning. Delivery of this qualification will combine theory-based material and practical sessions and independent learning, involving small discussion groups, individual and team activities and practical projects.

Throughout the training program participants will be provided with training and resource materials that contain various worksheets, handouts, additional reading materials (where required) and the assessment tasks.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a nationally recognized Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB60420).


Training is delivered in a blended mode including 14 hours face-to-face in the classroom (70%) and 6 hours online learning (30%) weekly with a total of 20 hours per week. Assessment methods include:

  • Role play
  • Research/Case study
  • Writing question and answer
  • Observations (including individual work and/or group work and/or presentation)

    Unit CodeUnit Name
    BSBTWK501Lead diversity and inclusion
    BSBSUS411Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
    SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads
    SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
    SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
    SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes
    SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes
    SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes
    SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
    SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads
    SITHCCC020Work effectively as a cook
    SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus
    SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements
    SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations
    SITHPAT006Produce desserts
    SITXCOM005Manage conflict
    SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
    SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
    SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
    SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
    SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
    SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
    SITMGT001Monitor work operations
    SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
    BSBFIN401Report on Financial activity
    BSBTEC301Design and produce business documents
    BSBTWK201Work effectively with others
    SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry
    SITXCCS006Provide service to customers
    SITXFIN004Prepare and monitor budgets
    SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

    Career prospect and vocational outcome

    Employment opportunities greatly vary for graduates depending on their existing qualifications and experience. The course intends to develop participants’ competency to undertake management or operational roles within an organization for:

    • Implementing new business models that incorporate Blockchain technologies to create value, efficiencies and new opportunities.
    • Implementing disruptive business systems that enable the application of Blockchain technologies.
    • Developing and overseeing Blockchain teams.

    Graduates can work as a manager, researcher, a consultant with the challenging responsibility of integrating and implementing blockchain technologies in the existing or new organizations

    Graduates can work as a Trainer and Assessor in RTOs in Australia for the Diploma of Applied Blockchain course with an additional Vocational Education Teaching qualification such as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

    Preferred Pathways to the qualification

    • Completion of Tertiary certificate in Certificate IV in any vocational courses or equivalent degrees.
    • Student’s experience in research and planning in any disciplines will be much value adding.

    Preferred Pathways from the qualification

    After completing the qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities or any training options as:

    Undertake 10747NAT Advanced Diploma of Blockchain or equivalent training course.

    Graduate with a Tertiary level degree completes the Diploma of Applied Blockchain finds a wide range of employment in the area of applying Blockchain technologies as:

    • Consultancy in the area of business modelling and value creation incorporating Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area using Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area of transitioning organizational systems to Blockchain technologies.


    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the course is a blended mode of face-to-face and online participation. Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours within an institution-based environment and online learning of 5 hours per week from the Institute, home or other locations.


    Blockchain is an emerging technology, and learners will likely either be working in a real “Start-Up” or forming a “Start-Up” organization or project. In both cases, many activities will be in the planning phase as opposed to being operational. Where this is the case, work environments must be ‘simulated’ for assessment. Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts, for example:

    • Written question and answers: short answer questions, matching/multiple choices questions
    • Practical skills tasks: Research analysis of real-life case studies, portfolios and reports
    • Projects: Planning, modelling and specifying Portfolio (e.g., collection of plans, models, specifications, research findings and reports
    • Roles plays, group work and presentations and third parties’ reports (optional)

    Course fee

    Total course fee: A$18,000 (A$3,000 per term)

    Please note that the course fees may change during a student’s enrolment. At least 30 days of prior notice will be provided to all students when course fees have changed.

    Note: It is a requirement that an international student must have a valid health insurance cover for the duration of their visa.

    ESOS framework

    The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code 2007) protect overseas students and uphold high quality standards of education within Australian Education Institutions. For further information about the ESOS Act and the National Code please refer to:

    How to Apply

    Hamro Institute of Business Technology (HIBT), trading as Kingston Institute Australia, is a registered training organisation (RTO) for delivering vocational education and training (VET) courses for domestic students in all states and territories in Australia.

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