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  • SIT31016
  • 092020A

Certificate III in Patisserie

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Pastry Chef
  • Pastrycook
COURSE OUTCOME

SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC40
Vocational placement
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITHPAT005
Produce petits fours
SITHPAT004
Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT003
Produce pastries
SITHPAT002
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT001
Produce cakes
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXINV003
Purchase goods
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
SITXCOM002
Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITHKOP002
Plan and cost basic menus
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
FDFRB3014A
Produce sweet yeast products

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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; or
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test 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.

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 Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants 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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland