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  • FBP30317

Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Pastrycook
  • Chef Patissier
  • Pastry sous chef
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FBP30317 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

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Course overview

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FDFFS2001A
Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS2001A
Participate in OHS processes
FDFOP2061A
Use numerical applications in the workplace
FBPRBK2002
Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
FBPRBK3001
Produce laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3002
Produce non laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3008
Produce sponge cake products
FBPRBK3009
Produce biscuit and cookie products
FBPRBK3010
Produce cake and pudding products
FBPRBK3018
Produce specialist pastry products
FBPRBK3013
Schedule and produce cake and pastry production

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FBPRBK3003
Produce specialist pastry products
SIRXSLS001
Sell to the retail customer
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
FBPOPR3003
Identify cultural, religious and dietary considerations for food production
FBPRBK4003
Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets

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.

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  • 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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).  The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.  For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training, with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • permanently reside in Queensland.

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