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Certificate IV in Patisserie

  • National Course Code: SIT40716
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40716-01V02-20RYD-010

Location – Ryde/Meadowbank

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

28.5 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafs, and coffee shops.

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

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete all unit assessments to a satisfactory industry standard. The following units require participation in industry services SITHCCC011 ? Use cookery skills effectively and SITHKOP005 ? Coordinate cooking operations

Your timetable options will be provided from the teaching section after enrolment. A representative from the Baking section will contact you shortly to offer you the timetable options and provide you with further information regarding your course.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Monday 2, December 2019
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Ryde Campus, Building A, Level 5, Auditorium


Date: Tuesday 21, January 2020 to Friday 24, January 2020
Time: Drop in anytime betwen 9.00am to 4.00pm
Location: Ryde Campus, Building A, Level 5A East, Baking and Patisserie office.


This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • The target participants for this cohort are new entrants, school leavers, retraining, re-entry to the workforce to gain employment in the hospitality industry as a pastry chef/Patissier.
  • This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.


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
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled for 3 days a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


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:

You are required to purchase uniform, tools and prescribed text for this course at a total cost of approximately $1200. Uniform and tools are required from the first lesson and all practical classes. Further information is provided with your timetable. Classes will be at Ryde and/or Meadowbank campus.


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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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHPAT004 Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITHPAT008 Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHPAT007 Prepare and model marzipan
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITHPAT009 Model sugar-based decorations
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHPAT010 Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
Elective Units
Number Title
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXHRM002 Roster staff
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Possible job titles include:
chef de partie
chef patissier.

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.

Course Location

250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601

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