National code: FBP20221

Certificate II in Baking

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Overview About this course

Launch your baking career and spend your workdays crafting quality bread, cakes and pastries. Gain the skills to become an assistant baker as you learn foundational mixing, baking and decorating techniques in a commercial bakery on campus.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Bake basic bread products

  • Bake sweet goods, including sponge cakes and biscuits

  • Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings

  • Maintain a commercial kitchen

  • Follow hygiene and safety regulations

  • Calculate the amount of ingredients needed in recipes

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • The confidence to begin your baking apprenticeship

  • Strong foundational skills to kickstart your career

  • Be comfortable handling commercial machinery

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • A pathway to further study in baking

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Vaccination and health screenings if required by workplace

  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good communication skills

  • Numeracy skills at the level of Year 9 at high school

  • A passion for baking and being creative with food

  • The ability to be an early riser

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

  • An aptitude for working with their hands

  • Good time management

  • Be able to provide your own uniform and equipment

  • Have access to a computer and the internet

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Assistant baker and Bakery sales assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Baking does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Baking does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Baking qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 7 core and 4 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Maintain ingredient stores FBPRBK2005

  • Participate in work health and safety processes FBPWHS2001

  • Apply food safety procedures FBPFSY2002

  • Provide and apply workplace information FBPOPR2071

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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