Who doesn’t love cakes, muffins, tarts and pastries?
The only thing better than enjoying pastries, muffins and cakes? Being able to make a career out of creating them!
That’s exactly where your studies may take you if you decide to study patisserie in Melbourne.
As with any career move, you may find yourself asking…
- Is becoming a baker a good career?
- How much money can I make if I become one?
- Are pastry chefs in demand in the industry?
- What opportunities await me?
It’s a lot to consider – that’s why we’ve written this article to help you!
Want to study patisserie? Explore Academia’s hospitality management school, where you can major in patisserie or commercial cookery.
Where can patisserie students find work?
Patisserie is a French word that refers to bakers and pastry chefs.
Students who finish studying patisserie and go on to become pastry chefs thus find themselves working in any business that offers desserts and pastries, including:
- Pastry shops
- Cake stores
- Catering companies
- Even supermarkets
And knowing how much we love our sweets, this directly translates into countless opportunities for patisserie students.
As for the day-to-day work that patisserie students often end up performing, our students may find themselves baking, decorating, mixing and sculpting, among other things.
One day, you may be preparing a tray of macarons for dessert.
The next, you could find yourself sculpting an intricate, multilayer wedding cake.
The day after, you could be injecting puff pastry with delicious chocolate cream.
There’s no limit to what you might find yourself doing!
You’ll find yourself making and baking all sorts of pies, cakes, pastries and desserts – it’s the perfect job for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth!
The modern reality of patisserie
The production and selling of pastries and cakes have evolved in the past decades. Like with much of Australia’s food scene, people are demanding different food experiences.
That means a patissier’s job is shifting from staples like cakes and pies to more decadent and luxurious pastries such as:
- Pain au Chocolats
- Profiterole Beignets
- Chausson aux Pommes
- Croissant Amande Tarte
As such, patissiers have become significant players in the hospitality world, no longer playing second fiddle to chefs and cooks.
As a result, many schools and institutions are offering patisserie courses to facilitate the demand for experienced patisserie workers.
A promising career in patisserie starts with the right qualifications!
Academia’s patisserie courses in Melbourne can prepare you for this new world of baking.
You’ll be trained in all things desserts, pastries, petits fours, cakes and more, with plenty of kitchen time for you to put your learning into practice!
Academia also offers placement at an Academia affiliated hotel – for two days a week for 10 weeks, you will work alongside real-world patisserie chefs in elite Melbourne and Brisbane hotels, picking up valuable hands-on experience and learning.
This immersive experience enables you to experience first-hand what it’s like working in a kitchen, hotel, or other hospitality establishment.
Academia’s patisserie courses in Melbourne and Brisbane are the perfect platforms with which to begin a long and rewarding career in baking.
We offer a range of different patisserie courses to match your career goals.
Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31016)
Just starting out? If so, the Certificate III in Patisserie might be just what you need.
With a focus on practical kitchen skills and baking training, this course gives you all the knowledge you need to work safely in a commercial patisserie environment.
Featuring 17 core units, you’ll learn everything you need to know to thrive in the kitchen!
Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40716)
Striving for a more supervisory role in a commercial kitchen? The Certificate IV in Patisserie can prepare you for your new responsibilities.
Upon completing 26 core units, you’ll have a wide range of skills, including crafting showpieces and centrepieces.
Diploma of Hospitality Management – Patisserie Stream (SIT50416)
Many of our students opt for a dual qualification of Certificate IV in Patisserie and Diploma of Hospitality Management (Patisserie) at Academia, in order to take on a managerial role in an established facility, or start their very own business!
In addition to kitchen skills and food handling skills, you’ll also be trained in:
- Regulations and laws
- Health and safety
- Operational planning
- Creating menus
If you have aspirations of management, this is the course for you!
Study patisserie in Melbourne with Academia
Academia is an award-winning institution that caters to students who wish to excel in their chosen field while enjoying life at its fullest.
We offer a wide range of courses:
- Patisserie courses
- Commercial cookery courses
- Childcare courses
- Aged care courses
- Management and leadership
As a smaller institute, you’re guaranteed more one-on-one attention and individual assistance, both from our experienced instructors and our friendly course advisors.
Call us to see how we can help you kickstart your career!