SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

National ID
SIT31016
WA Course Code
AZW8
CRICOS code
095450K
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Why choose this course?

Embark on a career making delicious pastries and cakes with our entry level patisserie course. Gain the knowledge and skills to work quickly and effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and bake cakes, tarts, petits fours, pastries, and chocolates.

During your studies will learn the standards for food safety programs, hygiene, cleaning and sanitation, first aid and workplace health and safety. By the end of your studies, you will have a strong understanding of mixing methods and the baking / cooking requirements needed to produce cakes and other pastries using baking equipment and machinery in fully equipped professional facilities.

On completion of the course you will have the skills to work in a pastry kitchen, hotel or continue with further study.

This course has been superseded with SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie which is an equivalent qualification. You can still enrol in this course, however students will be transitioned into the new course from Semester 2, 2023.

Career opportunities

  • Baker
  • Baker's Assistant
  • Pastry Cook

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $16,040
  • Resources fee: $1,240
  • Materials fee: $1,000

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however students will have access to the commercial kitchen located on campus.

Year 10/11/12
SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie - AZW8
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 22 units. These 22 are comprised of 17 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
  • SITHCCC021 Prepare specialised food items
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation and knowledge based questions. Assessments will be conducted at the Geraldton campus of Central Regional TAFE in the kitchens and Zeewijk restaurant. All equipment required for the assessments will be made available.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to fully equipped classrooms, online learning resources, handouts and PowerPoints.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer classrooms with printers and internet, skills kitchen, fully equipped commercial kitchen with individual benches, fixtures and large equipment, crockery and glassware, food processors and blenders, commercial refrigeration facilities and cool rooms, pots and pans, food preparation equipment, cleaning equipment, stock control procedures and documentation, food safety programs, policies and procedures and safety data sheets.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $16,040
  • Resources fee: $1,400
  • Materials fee: $600

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 100 hours of supervised work placement which is undertaken in the training restaurant located on campus. Students are also encouraged, wherever possible, to actively pursue volunteer or paid work in the Patisserie industry to continue with their learning and up-skill their knowledge.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 22 units. These 22 are comprised of 17 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a hands-on and practical approach, as the student is required to participate in the preparation and demonstration in producing a number of patisserie products and present these to the assessor.   Written tests, oral questioning and direct observation of practical activities will also be used.  The assessments are conducted on-campus in dedicated kitchens and all materials and ‘special’ equipment will be provided as per the assessment requirements for each unit.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning and assessment plans, Blackboard online resources, workbooks which include all recipes, journals and checklists, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer classrooms with office equipment and resources, workplace documentation, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen with resources such as commercial grade work benches, fixtures and large equipment, double sinks, planetary mixers, food processors and blenders, commercial refrigeration facilities and cool rooms, commercial dishwashers, pots and pans, food preparation equipment, commercial ovens and trays, commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals, equipment instructions, menus, recipes and food safety plans.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $16,040
  • Resources fee: $1,400
  • Materials fee: $600

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 100 hours of supervised work placement which is undertaken in the training restaurant located on campus. Students are also encouraged, wherever possible, to actively pursue volunteer or paid work in the Patisserie industry to continue with their learning and up-skill their knowledge.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 22 units. These 22 are comprised of 17 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a hands-on and practical approach, as the student is required to participate in the preparation and demonstration in producing a number of patisserie products and present these to the assessor.   Written tests, oral questioning and direct observation of practical activities will also be used.  The assessments are conducted on-campus in dedicated kitchens and all materials and ‘special’ equipment will be provided as per the assessment requirements for each unit.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning and assessment plans, Blackboard online resources, workbooks which include all recipes, journals and checklists, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer classrooms with office equipment and resources, workplace documentation, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen with resources such as commercial grade work benches, fixtures and large equipment, double sinks, planetary mixers, food processors and blenders, commercial refrigeration facilities and cool rooms, commercial dishwashers, pots and pans, food preparation equipment, commercial ovens and trays, commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals, equipment instructions, menus, recipes and food safety plans.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $16,040
  • Resources fee: $1,400
  • Materials fee: $600

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 100 hours of supervised work placement which is undertaken in the training restaurant located on campus. Students are also encouraged, wherever possible, to actively pursue volunteer or paid work in the Patisserie industry to continue with their learning and up-skill their knowledge.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 22 units. These 22 are comprised of 17 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a hands-on and practical approach, as the student is required to participate in the preparation and demonstration in producing a number of patisserie products and present these to the assessor.   Written tests, oral questioning and direct observation of practical activities will also be used.  The assessments are conducted on-campus in dedicated kitchens and all materials and ‘special’ equipment will be provided as per the assessment requirements for each unit.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning and assessment plans, Blackboard online resources, workbooks which include all recipes, journals and checklists, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer classrooms with office equipment and resources, workplace documentation, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen with resources such as commercial grade work benches, fixtures and large equipment, double sinks, planetary mixers, food processors and blenders, commercial refrigeration facilities and cool rooms, commercial dishwashers, pots and pans, food preparation equipment, commercial ovens and trays, commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals, equipment instructions, menus, recipes and food safety plans.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $16,040
  • Resources fee: $1,400
  • Materials fee: $600

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 100 hours of supervised work placement which is undertaken in the training restaurant located on campus. Students are also encouraged, wherever possible, to actively pursue volunteer or paid work in the Patisserie industry to continue with their learning and up-skill their knowledge.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 22 units. These 22 are comprised of 17 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a hands-on and practical approach, as the student is required to participate in the preparation and demonstration in producing a number of patisserie products and present these to the assessor.   Written tests, oral questioning and direct observation of practical activities will also be used.  The assessments are conducted on-campus in dedicated kitchens and all materials and ‘special’ equipment will be provided as per the assessment requirements for each unit.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning and assessment plans, Blackboard online resources, workbooks which include all recipes, journals and checklists, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer classrooms with office equipment and resources, workplace documentation, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen with resources such as commercial grade work benches, fixtures and large equipment, double sinks, planetary mixers, food processors and blenders, commercial refrigeration facilities and cool rooms, commercial dishwashers, pots and pans, food preparation equipment, commercial ovens and trays, commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals, equipment instructions, menus, recipes and food safety plans.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on January 1, 2023