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SIT31021 | CRICOS: 109736K

Certificate III in Patisserie

Establish yourself as an entry level pasty chef or patissier with this hands on course. Develop the practical skills and foundation knowledge required to work in a pastry kitchen or continue with further study.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus International
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$15,010
International

This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

$17,600

Course overview

The Certificate III in Patisserie provides you with the entry level skills required to join a kitchen brigade as a pastry chef or patissier.

This course offers a broad range of kitchen operation skills while also focussing on growing your ability to skilfully produce cakes, desserts and petit fours.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue on to further cookery studies or enter the workforce as an entry level pastry chef or patissier.

What can I do?

  • Pastry Chef
  • Pastrycook

Course outcome:

SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie

Live training restaurant

Gain practical experience in our on-campus training restaurants where you will be preparing patisserie items for real life customers in a live environment.

Industry Connections

TAFE Queensland has many industry partners including The Star, Marriott, Accor, and Hilton. In collaboration with our partners we offer master classes presented by industry renowned chefs. These industry connections allow you to seek guidance on how to achieve your career goals and provide an opportunity for future employment outcomes.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC023
    Use food preparation equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC023
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare a range of different food types.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use food preparation equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC027
    Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC027
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of basic cookery methods to prepare dishes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHCCC034
    Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHCCC034
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of cookery skills during service and production periods. The unit integrates key technical and organisational skills covered in individual units and focuses on the way these must be applied in a commercial kitchen.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITHCCC027 , SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in a commercial kitchen

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHKOP009
    Clean kitchen premises and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHKOP009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment in commercial kitchens to ensure the safety of food. It requires the ability to work safely and to use resources efficiently to reduce negative environmental impacts.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT011
    Produce cakes
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce cakes and sponges following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate cakes and sponges.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce cakes

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT012
    Produce specialised cakes
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use standard recipes to produce specialised cakes that require finish, decoration and presentation of a high order. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients, and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill, assemble and decorate specialised cakes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce specialised cakes

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT013
    Produce pastries
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce pastries and pastry products following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill and decorate pastries.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce pastries

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT014
    Produce yeast-based bakery products
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT014
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce yeast-based bakery products following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate sweet and savoury breads, rolls, buns and yeast raised pastries.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce yeast-based bakery products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT015
    Produce petits fours
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT015
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce, using standard recipes, specialised petits fours which require finishing, decoration and presentation of a high order. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill, assemble and decorate specialised petits fours.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce petits fours

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHPAT016
    Produce desserts
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHPAT016
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce hot, cold and frozen desserts following standard and special dietary recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and present desserts.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce desserts

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXFSA005
    Use hygienic practices for food safety
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXFSA005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXFSA006
    Participate in safe food handling practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXFSA006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in safe food handling practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXHRM007
    Coach others in job skills
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXHRM007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Coach others in job skills

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXINV006
    Receive, store and maintain stock
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXINV006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to check and take delivery of stock and appropriately store, rotate and maintain the quality of stock items.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Receive, store and maintain stock

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXWHS005
    Participate in safe work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXWHS005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in safe work practices

  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Full time up to 2 days per week
  • Full fee: $15,010

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 2 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $15,010

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
South Bank
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 2 days per week
  • Full fee: $15,010

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 2 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $15,010

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
  • International: $17,600

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 2 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $17,600

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
South Bank
On campus with some online
14 Jul 2025
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
  • International: $17,600

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

demo

South Bank

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Jul 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 2 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $17,600

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31021)

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Certificate III in Patisserie

COURSE CODE: SIT31021
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays.
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
You need to meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Completion of Year 10 Certificate or equivalent

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent - For a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International.
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. 

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will need to have access to or purchase a beginners knife set, and a range of other equipment. You may also be required to purchase uniform items (including TAFE Queensland branded items). These details will also be provided during orientation.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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