Bakers and patissiers produce bread, cakes, desserts, and petit fours for various business including patisseries, retail bakeries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, and cafés. Demand for bakers and patissiers in Australia continues to grow. In 2015 there were more than 32,000 people employed as bakers and pastry cooks with job openings over the next five years expected to be between 10,000 and 25,000.
As a bakery or patisserie student at TAFE Queensland you'll gain practical experience in our on-campus training kitchens and restaurants. You'll prepare and serve bread and patisserie items for real customers in a live retail environment.
At TAFE Queensland we have valued hospitality industry partners including The Star, Marriott, Accor, and Hilton. In collaboration with our partners we offer master classes presented by industry-renowned chefs. These industry connections allow you to seek guidance on how to achieve your career goals and provide an opportunity for future employment outcomes.View baking and patisserie courses
After inheriting her grandmother's cake decorating tools, Emma Paff started making and decorating cakes for her friends. It wasn't long before she'd given up her day job and turned her childhood passion into a career.