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  • FBP40217
  • 102766E

Certificate IV in Baking

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bread Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Advanced Baker
  • Artisan Baker
COURSE OUTCOME

FBP40217 Certificate IV in Baking

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
FDFFS4001A
Supervise and maintain a food safety plan
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
FDFOHS4002A
Maintain OHS processes
FBPRBK3016
Control and order bakery stock
FBPRBK4004
Develop baked products
FBPRBK4006
Coordinate baking operations

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
FBPRBK3005
Produce basic bread products
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
FBPRBK4001
Produce artisan bread products
SITHPAT008
Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT005
Produce petits fours
FBPRBK3003
Produce specialist pastry 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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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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


Entry requirements

The below entry requirements are for domestic and international students. You must have:

  • completed a Certificate III in a field related to commercial baking; or
  • at least 3 years full time relevant employment in a commercial baking environment.

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.

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.

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

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.

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