National code: FBP30321

Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

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Overview About this course

Become trade qualified in this creative field and begin your journey as a chef patissier or a pastry cook. Study as an apprentice to learn invaluable skills from industry professionals and develop your culinary flair to craft delicacies that impress.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Create Instagram-worthy sponges, tortes, gateaux and artisan goods

  • Master the flaky, buttery croissant, Danishes and other pastries

  • Perfect the art of sweet and savoury

  • Schedule and monitor bakery assemblies

  • Prepare resources and equipment to achieve the daily baking targets

Course outcomes

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

  • Confidence to schedule bakery productions, prepare equipment and resources to meet daily targets

  • Experience in crafting and refining recipes and baking techniques

  • The ability to follow work health and safety practices in the kitchen

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

  • Graduate with the skills and knowledge to be a confident, qualified baker

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in working with people and being part of a team

  • A passion for food, flavour and baking

  • The ability to rise early for baking duties

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: pastry cook, chef patissier and pastry sous chef.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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 III in Cake and Pastry qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 11 core and 4 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

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.

  • Apply food safety procedures FBPFSY2002

  • Use numerical applications in the workplace FBPOPR2069

  • Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings FBPRBK2002

  • Produce laminated pastry products FBPRBK3001

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • 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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