National code: SIT40716

Certificate IV in Patisserie

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Chef patissier, Patisserie business owner and Patisserie chef in hospitality industry or catering business

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.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Patisserie does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 3 Courses

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

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 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.

  • Produce petits fours SITHPAT005

  • Model sugar-based decorations SITHPAT009

  • Use cookery skills effectively SITHCCC011

  • Produce yeast-based bakery products SITHPAT004

  • ... 7

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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