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FBP30321

Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

Set yourself on the path for a hands-on career in baking. Specialise your skills in cake and pastry making and gain the qualifications you need to work as a pastrycook.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Set yourself on the path for a hands-on career in baking. Specialise in cake and pastry making and gain the skills you need to work as a pastrycook. Demand for bakers in Australia continues to grow. In 2015 there were over 32,000 people employed as bakers and pastrycooks with job openings over the next five years expected to be between 10,000 and 25,000.

In this course you will learn how to prepare fillings and produce a range of baked goods including pastry products, sponge cakes, puddings, artisan products, biscuits, and cookies. You'll also develop core industry-relevant skills such as implementing food safety procedures and scheduling cake and pastry production in a commercial baking environment.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you with the skills required to establish your career as a pastrycook,  chef patissier, or pastry sous chef in a commercial baking environment.

What can I do?

  • Pastrycook
  • Chef Patissier
  • Pastry sous chef

Course outcome:

FBP30321 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

Industry connections

TAFE Queensland has many industry partners including Jocelyn's Provisions and Homestyle Bakeries. These industry connections allow to seek guidance on how to achieve your career goals and provide an opportunity for future employment.

Live training facilities

Gain practical experience in our state of the art baking training facilities where you will train with world-class bakers, learning contemporary skills and global baking trends.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPFSY2002
    Apply food safety procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPFSY2002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain food safety, workplace cleanliness and personal hygiene, and conduct work tasks where work involves operation of production and/or packaging equipment and processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply food safety procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPOPR2069
    Use numerical applications in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPOPR2069
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to use numerical applications in the workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use numerical applications in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK2002
    Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK2002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare fillings for use in bread, cake or pastry products using food preparation equipment in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3001
    Produce laminated pastry products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce laminated pastry products using pastry fats in a commercial baking.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce laminated pastry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3002
    Produce non laminated pastry products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce non laminated pastry products using pastry fats in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce non laminated pastry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3008
    Produce sponge cake products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and finish sponge cake products in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce sponge cake products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3009
    Produce biscuit and cookie products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3009
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and finish biscuit and cookie products in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce biscuit and cookie products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3010
    Produce cake and pudding products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and finish cake and pudding products in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce cake and pudding products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3013
    Schedule and produce cake and pastry production
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to schedule and produce cake and pastry production in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Schedule and produce cake and pastry production

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3018
    Produce basic artisan products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3018
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to produce specialist pastry products using butter in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce basic artisan products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPWHS2001
    Participate in work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out work in accordance with health and safety requirements and procedures, and to contribute to the maintenance of a safe workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in work health and safety processes

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South Bank
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Ipswich
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Mooloolaba
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Toowoomba
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Bundaberg
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Hervey Bay
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Cairns
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Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
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Townsville (Pimlico)
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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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

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.

Need to know

Please note:
At sign up when the Training Plan is being negotiated, if it is determined that the workplace cannot provide all training, then apprentices may need to travel to Brisbane, South Bank campus for training. This travel would be at the apprentices own expense, but may be subsidised by the Queensland Government.

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

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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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