Make the world a sweeter place when you launch your career as a chef de partie or chef patissier. Develop your business acumen, refine your dessert baking skills to create show-stopping masterpieces, and become a leader in the world of patisserie.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use fundamental cookery skills
Create chocolate confectionary and bonbons
Display sugar showpieces
Craft sugar-based confectionery and marzipan modelling
Prepare a wide range of gateaux, tortes, pastries and petit fours
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Complete 24 service periods in TAFE NSW industry-standard kitchens and through employment in the industry
Communicate with, coordinate and lead teams at a supervisory level
Follow work, health and safety and food safety regulations
Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
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 pastry chef
Comfort in working with numbers
An interest in leading and working with others
A passion for cooking and being creative with food
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: Chef patissier, Patisserie business owner and Patisserie chef in hospitality industry or catering business
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Patisserie does not have any post-graduate courses.
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 IV in Patisserie qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 32 Units of competency, including 26 core and 6 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.
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