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Patisserie Courses

Turn your weekend hobby into a career with Academia’s patisserie courses!

Dreaming of decadent desserts?

Fantasising about pastries, cakes, and bread?

Hone your passion and learn the skills needed to become a qualified patissier or pastry chef with Academia.

Our patisserie courses prepare students to work at pastry cook and specialist patissier levels with a broad range of skills for the Hospitality and Commercial Cooking Industry: think cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and hotels.

The possibilities are almost limitless!

Academia’s teaching covers advanced technical patisserie skills as well as in-depth knowledge in finance, staff supervision and quality management. You’ll also learn how to use equipment, ensure the health and safety in the kitchen, and check ingredient quality.

Academia students can choose to continue their studies post Certificate III and IV.

You can also package your technical training with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Diploma Hospitality Management (incorporating a major in Patisserie) to round off your training and learn the skills required to work as head patissiers.

Work in Melbourne and Brisbane’s Top Hotels!

Join Academia’s school of patisserie at either our Melbourne or Brisbane campus.

As part of your studies, you’ll participate in work placement at some of the best establishments in these two vibrant cities.

Hotel Internships for Work Placement

As part of their studies, all of our patisserie students undertake internships for up to three months in some of Melbourne's and Brisbane's finest 5-star hotels:

  1. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. The Langham Hotel
  3. The Westin Melbourne
  4. Park Hyatt Melbourne
  5. The RACV Club Melbourne
  6. The Sheraton Melbourne
  7. Blackfire restaurant Brisbane
  8. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton
  9. Westin Hotel Brisbane
  10. Sofitel Gold Coast broadbeach
  11. Sofitel Hotel Brisbane
  12. W Hotel Brisbane
  13. OTTO Restaurant Brisbane
  14. Hilton Brisbane

Join the exciting and customer-oriented hospitality industry or let your creative art form run wild as you become a pastry chef, operate your own restaurant, or join a fine dining establishment.

Recognised as one of the best training institutes in Australia (see our awards), Academia International offers real training with real job outcomes.

Discover our patisserie courses below.

Academia’s Patisserie Courses

Certificate III in Patisserie

Code: SIT31016

Do you boast a creative flair in the kitchen? Are you known for your strict attention to detail?

Take your hobby to the next level and get qualified as a pastry chef with the Certificate III in Patisserie.

With the right qualifications, a passion for sweets can turn into a fulfilling career. Through our patisserie courses, you may find yourself working in hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, creating decadent treats for guests and patrons.

During the Certificate III you'll learn fundamental skills to prepare and create patisserie treats in a professional commercial kitchen.

This course is a pathway to the Certificate IV (below), and includes a 10-week placement, where students will work two days a week in an Academia-affiliated hotel.

Certificate IV in Patisserie

Code: SIT40716

Combine a strong work ethic team with a passion for creating culinary delights in the kitchen with the Certificate IV in Patisserie!

Incorporating the study units of the Certificate III in Patisserie, the Certificate IV extends your skills by majoring in sugar and chocolate.

This qualification will allow you to take on a more senior or managerial role in the kitchen, supervising your team as a qualified cook who specialises in patisserie.

The Certificate IV includes placement for two days a week over 10 weeks in an Academia-affiliated hotel, where you’ll be able to put your newly acquired skills into practice!

Academia will help students obtain placement.

Career Pathways

With the right qualifications, you’re armed to enter the workforce through a hospitality establishment like a hotel or cafe.

But did you know there is also a growing trend of franchised bakeries opening across Australia?

The bakery industry is estimated to be worth $5 million, and set to grow annually by 2.1%. If you’re striving for self-employment, this could be a real opportunity for you to make that dream a reality!

Why Choose Academia’s Patisserie Courses?

Mid-size Tertiary Education

Dedicated care and tailored program means that you’re treated as an individual with Academia. Smaller, more manageable class sizes takes learning to a personalised level.

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Access to Commercial Kitchens

Along with the classroom-based learning, patisserie students will also hone their newly acquired skills in a real-life commercial kitchen through placement! Academia has strong relationships with some of Melbourne and Brisbane’s top hotels, in which you’ll complete real on-the-job training.

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Education and Industry Awards

Over the years, Academia has been recognised as a leader in quality tuition by the industry as well as the Australian Government.

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Campus Locations

Our Brisbane and Melbourne campuses are located in the heart of each city. Our patisserie students have access to on-campus training and demonstration kitchens, as well as spacious classroom and free internet access.

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Patisserie Courses & Pathway Options

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 12 months
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
Duration: 12 months
SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT50416
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 18 months
SIT60316
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months

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