Offering Info

Certificate IV in Patisserie

  • National Course Code: SIT40716
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40716-01V02-21RYD-014

Location – Ryde/Meadowbank


Part Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11.5 Hours per week


2.5 Years

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Patisserie enables you to develop your business skills as you strengthen your career as a pastry chef. Learn from industry professionals and refine your skills as you become a leader in the world of patisserie.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • Effective communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Resilience to work in high-pressure environments
  • The desire to be a leader in a busy kitchen


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Pastry chef
  • Chef patissier
  • Patisserie business owner
  • Patisserie chef in hospitality industry or catering business


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

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. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Patisserie as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in?the patisserie industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed?traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Patisserie as an apprenticeship. To be eligible to enrol as an apprentice you must:

  • Be employed as an?apprentice in the patisserie industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application


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 working with numbers
  • An interest in leading and working with others
  • A passion for cooking and being creative with food

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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.

During 2021, construction of the new Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct will be undertaken at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. There may be some disruption to students during that time, including noise, dust, vibration and changes to campus parking. TAFE NSW is focussed on minimising any disruption to students, where practicable. Contact us on 131601 for any questions.


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

Date Time Location
Monday, 21 June 2021 5.00pm to 6.00pm Ryde Campus Building A level 5, Auditorium
Monday, 21 June 2021 to Thursday, 24 June 2021 9.00am to 3.00pm Ryde Campus Baking teachers office level 5 A Building A


This is a Part Time Day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 to 2 days a week, for 90 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1.5 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:

  • 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.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

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
  • 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 for 1 to 2 days a week. Your timetable options will be provided from the teaching section after enrolment.


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?


In addition you are required to purchase uniform and tools for this course at a total cost of approximately $600. Uniform and tools are required from the first lesson and all practical classes. Further information is provided with your timetable.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT010 Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITHPAT009 Model sugar-based decorations
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHPAT007 Prepare and model marzipan
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
SITHPAT008 Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
SITHPAT004 Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
Elective Units
Number Title
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

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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