Course Start Date
20.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Patisserie equips you with the technical skills and knowledge you need to be a pastry chef or ptissier. Learn how to create a range of delectable desserts with this exciting TAFE NSW course and be part of a growing industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
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
- Produce desserts
- Work as part of a busy and high-achieving team
- Coach and work effectively with others
- Adhere to and apply food safety standards
- Participate in work health and safety
- Use environmentally sustainable work practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Creative thinking
- Problem solving skills
- Team work and collaboration
- Effective communication
- Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Skills and knowledge to start your own business
- Pastry chef
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career to the next level with these qualifications:
- Certificate IV in Patisserie
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
- Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 13.8 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including class preparation and independent research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who have an interest in patisserie (pastries and cakes) and would like to refine their technical skills or turn a hobby into a career. It is a great qualification for new entrants, students wishing to re-skill or re-entering the workforce. It can be delivered as an apprenticeship or to non-trade students.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Library services on campus, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Thursday from 8.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Chefs uniform average cost: $80.00
- Shoes/Boots: $60.00
- Chef Toolkit (optional $300.00)
Students will need to apply to the NSW Food Authority and pay $30.00 for their Food Safety Supervisors Certificate on successful completion of SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety and SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|SITHPAT004||Produce yeast-based bakery products|
|SITHPAT005||Produce petits fours|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety|
|SITXFSA002||Participate in safe food handling practices|
|SITXHRM001||Coach others in job skills|
|SITXINV002||Maintain the quality of perishable items|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others|
|SITHCCC001||Use food preparation equipment|
|SITHCCC005||Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery|
|SITHCCC011||Use cookery skills effectively|
|SITHKOP001||Clean kitchen premises and equipment|
|SITHPAT002||Produce gateaux, torten and cakes|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity|
|SITXINV001||Receive and store stock|
|SITHCCC006||Prepare appetisers and salads|
|SITHCCC007||Prepare stocks, sauces and soups|
|SITHCCC019||Produce cakes, pastries and breads|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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