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  • SIT31016 / SIT50416
  • 092020A / 091046K

Certificate III in Patisserie / Diploma of Hospitality Management

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Banquet or Function Manager
  • Cafe and Restaurant Managers
  • 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)
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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, desserts, chocolate confectionery and buffet showpieces.

Units

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

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:

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Patisserie
SITHPAT002
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT001
Produce cakes
SITHPAT005
Produce petits fours
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITHPAT004
Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT003
Produce pastries
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Diploma of Hospitality Management
SITXMGT002
Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
SITXGLC001
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
SITXFIN004
Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
BSBMGT517
Manage operational plan
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
SITXCCS008
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
SITXCCS007
Enhance customer service experiences

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Patisserie
SITXHRM005
Manage volunteers
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
FDFRB3014A
Produce sweet yeast products
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock
Diploma of Hospitality Management
SITTTSL010
Use a computerised reservations or operations system
SITTTSL007
Process reservations
SITHACS008
Provide accommodation reception services
BSBWRT401
Write complex documents
BSBRES401
Analyse and present research information
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
SITXFIN002
Interpret financial information
SITHIND004
Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXFIN001
Process financial transactions
SITHFAB016
Provide advice on food
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB014
Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB005
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB003
Operate a bar
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol

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

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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.

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 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.

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