Where can a patisserie course in Melbourne take your career?

patisserie courses in Melbourne & Brisbane

You’ve got a sweet tooth. You absolutely love cakes and all things pastry! Baking is your passion.

Why not go the extra mile, and turn it into a fully fledged career?

Case in point: our patisserie courses in Melbourne and Brisbane, which are perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and a knack for creating decadent treats in the kitchen.

Find out where your love of cakes and pastries could take you… and how studying patisserie can help you get there!

Want to learn more about our patisserie courses in Melbourne and Brisbane?

Explore our patisserie school overview here, or click through the below links to find out more about our specific patisserie courses offered in Melbourne and Brisbane:

Career pathways after studying patisserie

Every career starts with training.

But what comes after?

It’s natural to want to know more about your career options when looking at courses. After all, you’ll want to know if there’s a job in it for you after you’ve done the hard work obtaining your qualification!

Students who come to Academia and study patisserie courses in Melbourne go on to enjoy fruitful careers throughout the entire hospitality industry.

Could you see yourself working in one of the following exciting roles?

Executive Pastry Chef

Are you detail-oriented and great at working with others?

After completing your patisserie course, you can work your way towards becoming an Executive Pastry Chef.

Think of this role as the head chef in a kitchen, but in charge of a dessert kitchen.

Executive Pastry Chefs usually work in businesses that have a team dedicated to crafting desserts and treats.

Some examples of businesses in which our students have gone on to enjoy great careers include hotel kitchens, large restaurants, bakeries and patisseries, and even cruise ships!

Their task? To supervise other pastry chefs and staff, and to be responsible for all desserts.

They usually work with other pastry chefs, that’s why excellent communication and being a good team player is a must.

In addition to supervising however, there’s also a large management portion to this position. As executive pastry chef, you’ll also be responsible for:

  • Inventory and ordering stock
  • Budgeting
  • Developing a dessert menu
  • Coming up with specials

Pastry Sous Chef

A Pastry Sous Chef, or sub chef, is the second-in-command after the Executive Pastry Chef.

While the executive pastry chef is concerned more with the high-level stuff, a Pastry Sous Chef has much more of a hands-on role in the kitchen, supervising pastry chefs and helping to prepare desserts.

Additionally, they may also take on the responsibilities of Executive Pastry Chefs, especially if they are not around.

Just like the Executive Pastry Chefs, Pastry Sous Chefs need to have knowledge and expertise in creating recipes and menus, managing workflow, and managing staff.

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef: the frontline when it comes to desserts.

To succeed as a Pastry Chef, you’ll need an artistic eye in glazing, icing, and decorating pastries in addition to all the technical skills needed to thrive in any kitchen.

Pastry Chefs usually work alongside team of bakers managing them and leading the whole team of bakers in preparing the pastries.

Many find work in bakeries, restaurants, and bistros, ensuring that food safety standards are being met consistently.

You may also find yourself working alone on occasion – smaller kitchens may not need Executive or Sous Chefs for pastries, only employing a single Pastry Chef.


Did you know? Completing a patisserie course in Melbourne doesn’t just open doors in desserts – you might also be able to enjoy a rewarding career as a baker!

There’s a lot of overlap between patisserie and baking – just like patisserie chefs, bakers need an in-depth understanding of similar ingredients and preparation techniques.

So it’s no surprise that many of our patisserie graduates find themselves working in bakeries!

Pastry shop owner

Have you dreamed of opening your very own pastry shops? Why work for somebody else when you could be your own boss?

The Certificate IV in Patisserie includes units on:

  • Developing a menu
  • Budgeting
  • Inventory management
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Implementing OHS practices

All of which are essential for those who want to make their own way in the world of desserts!

Once you complete your certificate, you can even enroll in the Diploma of Hospitality Management to learn more essential business owner skills.

Enrol in a patisserie course in Melbourne or Brisbane today!

Start investing in your future by enrolling in Academia’s Patisserie courses.

Academia offers Certificate III and Certificate IV in Patisserie that provide students with technical patisserie skills as well as in-depth knowledge in managing staff and finances.

You’ll learn everything there is to know through not only theoretical, classroom-based learning, but through practical experience in our fully equipped kitchens, too!

What’s more, you’ll get the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a real kitchen!

Academia has strong working relationships with many of Melbourne and Brisbane’s finest venues. Including:

You might find yourself completing your work placement in one of these 5-star dining or hospitality establishments.
Contact Academia today – fill in your details here or give our career advisors a call. We can’t wait to chat!