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SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie

The Certificate IV in Patisserie is the icing on the cake for your career as a pastry chef!

Are you an Australian Citizen; a holder of a Permanent Visa or a New Zealand citizen?

You may be eligible to study under Government Funding

Learn about Government funding here

Study Certificate IV in Patisserie

  1. Love creating magical desserts and pastries in the kitchen?
  2. Keen to explore a more managerial role behind the scenes?
  3. Dreaming of working in a hotel, restaurant, or even your own cafe?

The Certificate IV in Patisserie incorporates most of the core units of Certificate III in Patisserie, and builds on the skills and knowledge gained through these units.

In particular, you will learn the highly creative skills of producing Chocolate and Sugar products, using specialised equipment that is specific to chocolate and sugar production.

The Certificate IV in Patisserie also reflects the role of an individual who has a supervisory role within the patisserie kitchen.

During this course you will gain skills and knowledge in areas in which you can excel as a leader, including:

  1. Management
  2. Finance
  3. Marketing
  4. Team leadership

Acquiring these valuable skills will allow you to strive for a more senior role within your kitchen team.

Work Placement

Practical placement is a compulsory component of this course in order to achieve your qualification.

All workplace partners are at a short distance from our Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.

Study certificate IV in Melbourne and Brisbane Australia

Academia arranges the practical placement for its students, so you could find yourself completing your placement in one of the follow top hotels or restaurants!

  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

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

Career Outcomes

Patisserie students can seek employment in a commercial kitchen as a pastry cook, junior member of a kitchen.

Job opportunities are plentiful in a variety of hospitality establishments, including:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Airlines
  3. Catering
  4. Hotels
  5. Cafes and bistros
  6. Hospitals

In fact, you can find your dream job in any kind of workplace that caters for its staff or customers!

Career Pathways

After completion of this course, students may enter the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Patisserie Stream)

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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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate IV Patisserie
Course Code: SIT40721
Course Name: Certificate IV in Patisserie
CRICOS Code: 109466E
CRICOS Duration: 79 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!

Striving to combine a passion for cooking and a desire to lead a talented group in a commercial kitchen? It sounds like the Certificate IV in Patisserie is for you!

The energetic, lively, and ever-changing hospitality landscape is showing no signs of slowing down - so get your career started in this exciting industry with Academia!

Our Patisserie and Hospitality courses are available at both our Brisbane and Melbourne campuses.

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Melbourne campus 360o view

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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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

Certificate IV in Patisserie Melbourne

Got a passion and skill in the kitchen? Impossible to resist a sweet treat?

Study the Certificate IV in Patisserie in Melbourne, and gain access to world-class training and education, combined with practical work placement in some of the city’s best and most well-known hotels and restaurants.

If you are a Victorian resident, you may be eligible to study for FREE or at a heavily discounted rate with Academia, thanks to the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding. Find out more here.

Certificate IV in Patisserie Brisbane

Learn a variety of culinary skills, lead others in a kitchen, and share your passion for delectable pastries with the Certificate IV in Patisserie, with academia in Brisbane!

Committed to a well-rounded education, your learning includes work placement in a Brisbane hotel or restaurant.

You may qualify for a Government subsidy as part of Queensland’s Higher Level Skills program for selected Certificate IV or above qualifications, including Patisserie. Find out more here.

Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Patisserie

To achieve the Certificate IV in Patisserie you must complete 26 core units and 6 electives (Electives have been selected by Academia to be relevant to the work outcome for this qualification).
The 26 core units are;

Unit Code
Unit Description
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Receive, store and maintain stock
Use food preparation equipment
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Produce pastries
Unit Code
Unit Description
Coach others in job skills
Produce desserts
Produce yeast-based bakery products
Participate in safe food handling practices
Produce cakes
Unit Code
Unit Description
Produce specialised cakes
Produce petits fours
Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Unit Code
Unit Description
Manage finances within a budget
Roster staff
Produce chocolate confectionery
Model sugar-based decorations
Design and produce sweet showpieces
Unit Code
Unit Description
Prepare and model marzipan
Plan cooking operations
Lead diversity and inclusion
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
Manage conflict

Hospitality Management Courses & Pathway Options

SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Duration: 12 months
SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT31021 Certificate III in Patisserie
Duration: 12 months
SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie
Duration: 6 months
SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 18 months
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Duration: 6 months
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