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SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie

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

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Enrol in Academia’s patisserie courses - start with the Certificate III in Patisserie

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

Then our baking courses in Brisbane and Melbourne are 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, this pastry chef course will also teach you the skills needed to work effectively and safely as part of a team in a commercial setting. These critical skills include:

  1. Communication Learn the art of communication to liaise seamlessly with not only your team, but with suppliers and customers, too.
  2. Teamwork Understanding each person’s role in order to work together and achieve success in the kitchen.
  3. Conflict resolution Develop the tools and skills required to effectively manage and resolve conflict.
  4. Hygiene Understand safety practices and processes required to ensure hygiene in the kitchen.
  5. Time management Preparation, discipline, and time management skills are essential in ensuring consistency in a fast-paced environment.

This nationally recognised course is made up of classroom-based education as well as practical training in our on-campus patisserie kitchens.

You may be able to study part of the theoretical portion online.

Our on-campus commercial kitchens are equipped with industrial equipment including mixers, bakery ovens, and provers.

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:

Course units

Core units

  1. SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  2. SITHKOP009 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  3. SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock
  4. SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
  5. SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  6. SITHPAT013 Produce pastries
  7. SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
  8. SITHPAT016 Produce desserts
  9. SITHPAT014 Produce yeast-based bakery products
  10. SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices
  11. SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
  12. SITHPAT011 Produce cakes
  13. SITHPAT012 Produce specialised cakes
  14. SITHPAT015 Produce petits fours
  15. SITHCCC034 Work effectively in a commercial kitchen

Electives units

  1. SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  2. FBPRBK3005 Produce basic bread products
  3. FBPRBK3014 Produce sweet yeast products
  4. SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes
  5. SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  6. SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity

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.

Following successful completion of your pastry chef course in Brisbane or Melbourne, you can find success working as a patisserie cook, dessert chef, or pastry chef through a number of different hospitality avenues, such as:

  1. Restaurant or cafe
  2. Hotel or other tourism venue
  3. Catering company

You could even open your own custom cake or dessert business!

The Certificate III in Patisserie is a nationally recognised course.

Nationally Recognised Patisserie Courses
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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate III Patisserie
Course Code: SIT31021
Course Name: Certificate III in Patisserie
CRICOS Code: 109730E
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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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

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 designated computer area, training kitchens, demonstration kitchens, student PCs, Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access.

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