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SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

Your career as a pastry chefs starts here: enrol in Academia’s Certificate III in Patisserie today!

  1. Do you love all things pastry and sweet?
  2. Do you have a knack for creating wonderful creations in the kitchen?
  3. Do you dream of working in or running your own bakery, hotel, or restaurant?

Then patisserie is for you!

The Certificate III in Patisserie provides you with the practical cookery skills and knowledge required to work safely in a commercial patisserie environment.

As well as the practical skills, you will also learn the skills needed to work effectively and safely as part of a team. These critical skills include:

  1. Communication
  2. Teamwork
  3. Conflict resolution
  4. Hygiene
  5. Time management

The course is made up of classroom-based education as well as practical training in our on-campus patisserie kitchens. These kitchens are equipped with commercial equipment like mixers, bakery ovens and provers. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and practical tasks.

This course is a pathway to the Certificate IV in Patisserie.

Work Placement

As part of your Certificate III in Patisserie and to obtain your qualification, you’ll be required to participate in practical placement. Academia is proud to have partnerships with some of Melbourne and Brisbane’s most elite hotels and restaurants.

Our workplace partners are at a short distance from both our Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, and we will arrange your placement.

Nationally Recognised Patisserie Courses

Some of the hotels you may find yourself completing your own placement include:

  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

At Academia, we believe in the power and importance of workplace training.

Training in the workplace encompasses all of your skills learned throughout your first year to enhance your employability skills for the industry.

Career Pathways

Those who obtain their Certificate III qualification are now prepared to enter the industry and work as a qualified cook who specialises in patisserie. The Certificate III is also a pathway to the Certificate IV in Patisserie.

Nationally Recognised Patisserie Courses
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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate III Patisserie
Course Code: SIT31016
Course Name: Certificate III in Patisserie
CRICOS Code: 093228K
CRICOS Duration: 50 weeks registered on CRICOS including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes 2 days a week for 10 weeks in an Academia affiliated Hotel

Study in Melbourne and Brisbane today!

Ready to take the first step towards an exciting career in the fast-paced hospitality industry?

If you love creating delectable treats in the kitchen and thrive working in an energetic team environment, patisserie is for you!

Enrol in the Certificate III in Patisserie at Academia’s Melbourne or Brisbane campus.

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399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Academia Melbourne campus

Brisbane campus 360° view

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Melbourne campus location

399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Academia Melbourne campus

Brisbane campus location

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Units of competency for the Certificate III in Patisserie

To achieve the Certificate III in Commercial Patisserie you must complete 17 core units and 5 electives (Electives have been selected by Academia to be relevant to the work outcome for this qualification).
The 17 core units are;

Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
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

Job Roles (Possible Careers)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a qualified cook who specialises in patisserie.

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, computer-based tasks, and assignments
  2. Equipment includes: Fully Equipped Computer Labs, training kitchens, demonstration kitchens, student PCs, Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access.

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