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Certificate III in Patisserie

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A sweet career creating tasty delights

When you complete the Certificate III in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, café, restaurant or hotel.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and bake mouth-watering cakes, tarts, petits fours, pastries, yeast goods and chocolates. You will also learn about cleaning and sanatisation, food safety programs, personal and environmental hygiene, and workplace health and safety.

The Certificate III in Patisserie is also delivered as an apprenticeship. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills

  • Understanding mixing methods and baking/cooking requirements to produce cakes, sponges, pastries and yeast goods, filling and finishes
  • Creativity, flare and an eye for detail
  • Clean, tidy, and organised learner

Is this course right for me?

  • Passion for food and in particular cakes and pastries
  • Interested in manual and practical skills
  • Able to stay on feet for extended periods
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to undertake detailed and intricate work
  • Cleanliness and a focus on health and safety
  • Maybe new to hospitality


Core Units

The following units in Apprenticeship are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case. The following units make up a typical Certificate III in Patisserie program.

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery SITHCCC005 AWS07
Use food preparation equipment SITHCCC001 AWS11
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA001 AWQ50
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 AUK77
Produce yeast-based bakery products SITHPAT004 AWR34
Work effectively with others BSBWOR203 AUH64
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP001 AWR41
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS001 AWQ17
Participate in safe food handling practices SITXFSA002 AWQ48
Maintain the quality of perishable items SITXINV002 AWQ38
Produce desserts SITHPAT006 AWR33
Produce pastries SITHPAT003 AWR32
Produce cakes SITHPAT001 AWR36
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes SITHPAT002 AWR35
Produce petits fours SITHPAT005 AWR31
Use cookery skills effectively SITHCCC011 AWS02
Coach others in job skills SITXHRM001 AWQ45

Elective Units - Common to both

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Source and use information on the hospitality industry SITHIND002 AWR47
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB005 AWR85
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements SITHCCC018 AWR94
Plan and cost basic menus SITHKOP002 AWR44
Manage conflict SITXCOM005 AWQ63

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Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in a hotel or restaurant as a patissier or to work in catering services.

 For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au


Further study options:
SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie

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Course Overview

WhereJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Two semesters (1 year) full-time

Five semesters for apprentice pathway (1 day per week)

WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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