Build your technical skills, operations knowledge, creativity and baking repertoire to be a qualified baker or pastry cook. Study as an apprentice, be inspired and refine your skills as you prepare for success in this practical course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Make and bake pastry, bread, artisan products, meringues, doughnuts, biscuits, gateaux, tortes and cakes
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Control and order stock and supplies
Schedule bakery production
Use a range of baking and cooking equipment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
The skills to make a range of bakery products to a commercial scale
A strong pathway to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to be an early riser to enjoy a professional career as a baker
Good communication skills
An enjoyment of working as part of a team to achieve goals
An entrepreneurial spirit
The ability to budget for basic baking equipment including a bakery student uniform and other personal protective equipment
A willingness to work early mornings or late night shifts and on weekends
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Bakers prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls.
Other jobs include: Baker, Bread baker and Pastry cook
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Baking qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency, including 15 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.
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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