Personalise my view
Personalise my view

😊 Personalise my view

We use cookies and third-party to provide a better online experience, including to serve targeted ads. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies and privacy agreement.  Learn more

FBP40221 | 107355F

Certificate IV in Baking

Boost your career in baking with this mid-level course. Learn the technical skills required to be an advanced baker, pastry chef or bread baker in a commercial baking environment.

Apply Now
NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 10 Jul 2023 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$11,460

Course overview

Boost your career in baking with this mid-level course. Learn the technical skills required to be an advanced baker, pastry chef or bread baker in a commercial baking environment.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for skilled bakers in Australia continues to experience moderate growth, with more than 32,000 people already employed in the industry. 

Upgrade your baking skills by learning the technical, artisan and creative skills and knowledge required to produce advanced bakery and pastry products, and solve complex baking problems. You will also learn business skills including team management and customer service strategies, and develop knowledge about work health and safety legislation and regulations.

Successful completion of this course gives you the skills necessary to seek employment as a baker or artisan baker in a commercial setting.

What can I do?

  • Bread Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Advanced Baker
  • Artisan Baker

Course outcome:

FBP40221 Certificate IV in Baking

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.

Industry connections

TAFE Queensland has many industry partners.  These industry connections allow to seek guidance on how to achieve your career goals and provide an opportunity for future employment.

What you will study

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

Entry into this accelerated version of the Qualification requires applicants to have completed:

This is achievable to pathway through a Certificate III in the field of study such as the TAFE Queensland Certificate III in Patisserie. 

The completion of the Certificate III in Patisserie would include the completion of units:

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • FBPRBK3005 Produce basic bread products
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • FBPRBK4001 Produce artisan bread products
  • SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSUS411
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSUS411
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and implement improvements to the environmental sustainability of work practices and monitor their effectiveness.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK3016
    Control and order bakery stock
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK3016
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to control and order bakery stock in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Control and order bakery stock

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK4004
    Develop baked products
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK4004
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop baked products

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPRBK4006
    Coordinate baking operations
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPRBK4006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply baking techniques to develop baked products in a commercial baking environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate baking operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPWHS4002
    Maintain work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPWHS4002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor the workplace health and safety policies, procedures and programs, in order to meet legislative requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPFSY4001
    Supervise and maintain a food safety plan
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPFSY4001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain and implement a hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) based food safety plan. It includes the ability to monitor the implementation of a food safety plan, to revise, verify and validate the system, and to respond to audit findings for the system.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Supervise and maintain a food safety plan

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $11,460

Download Brochure

Certificate IV in Baking (FBP40221)

Ask a question

Certificate IV in Baking

COURSE CODE: FBP40221
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.

Learn more
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.

Learn more
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. 
Learn more

Important Information

Read this before applying

Entry requirements

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.

Selection criteria

International students:
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.

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 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.

Placement

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

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

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.
Learn more

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.

Learn more