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Baking and Patisserie

Whether you want to delve into the details of making bread or to become a master of cake decorating, North Metropolitan TAFE’s baking and patisserie programs will set off your career. 

You will learn to make a range of breads, pastries and cakes using baking equipment and machinery in fully-equipped, professional facilities. You will also learn to work safely and effectively, and to monitor operational processes in the retail baking sector. 

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SIT31016 AZW8 Patisserie Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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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
  • Use food preparation equipment
  • Understanding mixing methods and baking/cooking requirements to produce cakes, sponges, pastries and yeast goods, filling and finishes
  • Participate in safe food handling and work practices
  • Create desserts, pastries and specialty cakes
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 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
  • May be new to hospitality
SIT40716 AZT6 Patisserie Certificate IV On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Fine tune your skills in the kitchen and create sweet masterpieces

This course builds on the skills gained in the Certificate III in Patisserie or Commercial Cookery qualifications and equips you with the skills needed to be a qualified cook specialising in patisserie. On successful completion you'll be ready to work a patissier or pastry chef in a variety of hospitality environments and take on a leading or supervisory role in the kitchen.

You will cover working fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and bake mouth-watering cakes, sponges, tarts, petits fours, pastries, chocolate and sugar show pieces and decoration techniques. You'll also learn about financial management, leading staff and teams, cleaning, food safety programs, hygiene, managing workplace conflict, coaching others and workplace health and safety.

When applying for this course, prior study within the industry will be considered. Where there is limited study, you may be directed into a more suitable level course.

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 to create centre pieces with sugar, pastillage and chocolate
  • Clean, tidy, and organised learner
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Desire to lead a team
  • Able to stay on feet for extended periods
  • Able to undertake detailed and intricate work

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