The below entry requirements are for domestic and international students
To commence this qualification an individual must have:
- completed a Certificate III qualification in a field of study related to commercial baking, or
- at least 3 year’s full time relevant employment in a commercial baking environment.
Students who have studied the following qualifications may commence this accelerated delivery of the Certificate IV in Baking, provided they have completed successfully, the core unit SITXHRM001 and five (5) electives which met the training package rules as stated on Training.gov.au, these elcetives https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FBP40221 or undertaken RPL to ensure they will meet sufficient units to qualify for the Certificate IV award.
Certificate III qualification in a field of study related to commercial baking include:
- SIT31016 / SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie
- FBP30417 / FBP30421 Certificate III in Bread Baking
- FBP30517 / FBP30521 Certificate III in Baking
- FBP30317 / FBP30317 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Students whom have completed at least 3 year’s full time relevant employment in a commercial baking environment with no formal training that could contribute to credit transfers, would be required to undertake RPL to ensure they will meet sufficient units to qualify for the Certificate IV award.
TAFE Queensland has a preferred full time study pathway - completion of the Certificate III Patisserie, followed by the Certificate IV in Baking.
This would ensure that students have completed a number of units which will be applied as credit transfers into the accelerated six (6) month delivery of the Certificate IV in Baking. These include a Core Unit (SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills) and five (5) electives.
In addition to the entry requirements, international students must also provide:
- English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0), or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other. View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
- 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. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
International students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs - Welfare arrangements for students under 18.
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 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.
If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.
Need to know
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.