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Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

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Bring your creativity and attention-to-detail to work every day with a career in pastry. The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Pastry Cook.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
FBP30317
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$11,907 total

About this course

Bring your creativity and attention-to-detail to work every day with a career in pastry. The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Pastry Cook.

Not only will you get to cook with delicious food every day, but you'll come away with a skill set in making:

  • Biscuits and cookies
  • Cakes and puddings
  • Laminated pastry products
  • Sponge cakes
  • Basic bread products
  • Specialist pastry products

You'll also learn important skills in food safety and preparation, pastry scheduling and production, and the maintenance of bakery stock.

This course is delivered as an apprenticeship and is designed for those who are working in a retail baking environment with a focus on cakes and pastry.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Study locations

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry prepares you to work in the baking industry with a specialisation in cake, pastry & biscuits. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Pastry Cook
  • Cake Manager
  • Chef Patissier
  • Pastry Sous Chef

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.