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0.5 Year


The Certificate III in Patisserie equips you with the technical skills and knowledge you need to be a pastry chef or pâtissier. Learn how to create a range of delectable desserts and be part of this growing industry.

You’ll learn how to produce quality pastries, cakes and bakery goods. You’ll also learn how to work as part of a team in a kitchen and hospitality environment, ensuring good food hygiene and professional service. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills in a specialist kitchen at Meadowbank Campus.

Patisserie classes for students at Ryde are conducted in the specialist Patisserie kitchens in Meadowbank Campus. Meadowbank Campus is conveniently located next to Meadowbank Train Station.

TAFE NSW is a leading provider of education and training in Australia with over 130 years of history. Our courses are designed in close consultation with industry so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge to succeed.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop an essential range of patisserie and kitchen operational skills
  • Plan and create a variety of pastries, cakes and desserts
  • Be a part of a busy and high achieving team
  • Adhere to and apply food safety standards
  • Use environmentally sustainable work practices


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Producing pastries and desserts
  • Developing an essential range of patisserie and kitchen operational skills
  • Using environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Coaching and working effectively with others
  • Participating in safe food handling practices


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to work in high-pressure environments


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Patissier
  • Pastry Chef


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • The ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • A strong desire to be a leader in a busy kitchen
  • The ability to work with people as part of a team to achieve goals
  • Attention to detail

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$15,480
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$15,480


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) support  
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling, and Pathways Service  
  • Smarthinking – online access to a tutor 
  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules 21 units must be completed:
  • 15 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:4 units from Group A or Group B below
  • 2 units from Group A, Group B or Group C below.
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • SITHCCC023 - Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHCCC027 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • SITHCCC034 - Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
  • SITHKOP009 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITHPAT011 - Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT012 - Produce specialised cakes
  • SITHPAT013 - Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT014 - Produce yeast-based bakery products
  • SITHPAT015 - Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT016 - Produce desserts
  • SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA006 - Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITXHRM007 - Coach others in job skills
  • SITXINV006 - Receive, store and maintain stock
  • SITXWHS005 - Participate in safe work practices
  • SITHKOP010 - Plan and cost recipes
  • SITHCCC042 - Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITXCOM007 - Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITHFAB025 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHFAB024 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
  • SITXCCS014 - Provide services to customers
  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
  • FBPRBK3005 - Produce basic bread products
  • FBPRBK3014 - Produce sweet yeast products
  • SITXFSA007 - Transport and store food


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW patisserie study pathway:


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.