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Welcome to the Australian Patisserie Academy, where passion meets expertise. The Academy specialises in practical, hands-on training, with students learning through immersive workshops conducted by our accomplished patisserie chefs, teaching the finely honed skills needed to create edible, delicious masterpieces.

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Patisserie Courses

Uncover the secret techniques to creating professional pastries, cakes, macarons and other simple, yet tempting desserts.

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Chocolate Courses

Develop skills in tempering couverture chocolate, modern trends and moulded chocolates.

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Bakery Courses

Learn techniques in dough making and moulding, creating your own sourdough starter to artisan breads.

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Explore Cake Design and Decorating Courses

Cake Design & Decoration Courses

Turn a blank canvas of buttercream or fondant into a symphony of colours, textures and shapes.

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Sugar Courses

Engage yourself in our innovative sugar classes, where dreams of cooking, casting, pulling and garnishing become a reality.

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Culinary Skills

Half Day Short Courses

Indulge in a swift mastery of pastry skills through our half-day patisserie courses, designed to accelerate our learning without compromising on expertise.

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Gift Vouchers

A gift voucher is the perfect gift for all occasions.

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For all your patisserie needs, including equipment, ingredients and packaging

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Our Teachers

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Luigi Stivaletta

Luigi Stivaletta

Patisserie, Bread & Bakery, Chocolate and Sugar Artistry.

Emmanuel Lottefier

Emmanuel Lottefier

Patisserie, Sugar Artistry, Bread and Bakery.

Scott Astley

Scott Astley

Bread & Bakery, Chocolate and Sugar Artistry.


Why Australian Patisserie Academy

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Industry Standard Kitchens

Be a part of the largest hospitality training centre in the Asia-Pacific region. Our professional kitchens are purpose built to industry standards to help you create the perfect patisserie.

Industry Experienced Chefs

Our team of talented chefs come from around the world and bring their own specialist skills and qualities to deliver engaging, inspiring and transformative experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Australian Patisserie Academy, we are renowned for our hands-on learning approach. Unlike traditional educational settings, we prioritise practical experience, allowing you to actively make and create, honing your patisserie skills rather than simply observing demonstrations.

By immersing yourself in hands-on learning, you will gain valuable experience and confidence in your abilities as a p√Ętissier. This practical training prepares you to excel in real-world scenarios, equipping you with the necessary skills to succeed in the industry.

Absolutely! At TAFE NSW Australian Patisserie Academy, you'll have the unique chance to connect with industry-experienced teachers and fellow students.

Our academy boasts world-class facilities that are specifically designed to enhance your learning experience. You'll have access to professional-grade kitchens, equipped with modern tools and equipment, allowing you to perfect your craft in a real commercial kitchen environment. Moreover, our training will prepare you to work in various settings, such as your own home kitchen or as a skilled p√Ętissier in restaurants both within Australia and internationally.

Absolutely. Through our hands-on learning approach, networking opportunities, and top-notch facilities, we aim to nurture and develop your culinary talents to their fullest potential.

The classes in the Australian Patisserie Academy do not lead to a qualification. If you are interested in further training, you can choose from a range of certificate and diploma programs offered by TAFE NSW.

Yes, TAFE NSW Australian Patisserie Academy welcomes international students who are passionate about the art of patisserie. As an international student, you'll have the chance to learn from experienced professionals, immerse yourself in Australian culinary culture, and build a global network within the industry.

To apply for admission, you can visit our website and follow the application process outlined there. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our admissions team, who will guide you through the application process and provide any necessary assistance.

Our programs are designed to accommodate beginners and experienced individuals alike, offering a suitable curriculum for each level of expertise. However, while prior experience in patisserie is not mandatory, having a passion for pastry and baking is highly beneficial.