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  • SIT31016 / SIT50416
  • 092020A / 091046K

Certificate III in Patisserie / Diploma of Hospitality Management

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At a glance

At a glance

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.

  • Banquet or Function Manager
  • Cafe and Restaurant Manager
  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Chef Patissier
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Front Office Manager
  • Gaming Manager
  • Hospitality Supervisor/Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Motel Manager
  • Pastrycook
  • Pastrycook's Assistant
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Unit Manager (Catering Operations)

SIT31016 / SIT50416 Certificate III in Patisserie / Diploma of Hospitality Management

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Course overview

Course overview

Gain broad and well-rounded training in food and beverage operations, event management, front office operations and supervision of staff. Learn the principles behind financial management, legal compliance, and sales and marketing as they relate to the hospitality sector. Pair these management skills with practical skills in classical and contemporary patisserie techniques including the production of gateaux, pastries, petit fours and desserts.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete units as per the list below.

Certificate III in Patisserie:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 22 units:
Core Competencies: 17
Elective Competencies: 5

Diploma of Hospitality Management:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 28 units:
Core Competencies: 13
Elective Competencies: 15

Certificate III in Patisserie
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Work effectively with others
Use food preparation equipment
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Use cookery skills effectively
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
Produce cakes
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
Produce pastries
Produce yeast-based bakery products
Produce petits fours
Produce desserts
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Coach others in job skills
Maintain the quality of perishable items
Participate in safe work practices
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Manage diversity in the workplace
Manage operational plan
Enhance customer service experiences
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
Manage conflict
Manage finances within a budget
Prepare and monitor budgets
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
Roster staff
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
Establish and conduct business relationships
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Certificate III in Patisserie
Produce sweet yeast products
Coordinate cooking operations
Manage conflict
Manage volunteers
Receive and store stock
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Design and produce business documents
Analyse and present research information
Write complex documents
Provide accommodation reception services
Provide responsible service of alcohol
Operate a bar
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Provide table service of food and beverage
Provide advice on food
Work effectively in hospitality service
Process reservations
Use a computerised reservations or operations system
Process financial transactions
Interpret financial information
Use hygienic practices for food safety

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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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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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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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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information

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 - View a list of all English Language tests 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. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

COTAH is a hub of industry activity with frequent visits from Hospitality employers to all campuses and we have a strong commitment to showing our students and our College in the best light - with professional presentation a must for this customer facing industry, Therefore Uniforms for Hospitality are compulsory across all TAFE Queensland Brisbane campuses. Uniforms are to be worn at all times on and off campus, theory and practical, plus during any/all excursions. This ensures that our students are recognised by Industry as highly employable graduates with impeccable standards of presentation and dress.

Uniform provisions include the below and have been included in the course fees:

  • 1 Mandarin jacket
  • 1 Apron
  • 2 stripe shirts
  • 1 jacket 
  • 1 tie or scarf

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.


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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland