Certificate IV in Catering Operations (Release 1)


Our Version Number: Release 1

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who have a supervisory or team leading role. 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 various catering settings, such as hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cook–chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.


Possible job titles include:

  • catering supervisor
  • kitchen administrator
  • small business caterer.


No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes SIT40613 - Certificate IV in Catering Operations • Not equivalent • First aid unit moved from core to electives. • Non-equivalence based on removal of first aid unit from core.  02/Mar/2016

    Package Rules

    23 units must be completed:

    • 12 core units
    • 11 elective units, consisting of:
      • 1 unit from Group A
      • 4 units from Group A or Group B
      • 6 units from Group B, Group C, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.


    The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units - 12 required

Elective Units Group A - 1 - 2 required

Elective Units Group B - 2 - 10 required

Elective Units Group C