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Certificate III in Patisserie

CRICOS: 03667K

RTO CODE 45326

The Certificate III in Patisserie provides you with the entry level skills required to join a kitchen brigade as a pastry chef or patissier. This course offers a broad range of kitchen operation skills while also focussing on growing your ability to skilfully produce cakes, desserts and petit fours.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to produce patisserie products. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • Pastry chef

  • Patissier

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Duration

This course is 4 terms (1 Year Duration) – On campus and Work-based Learning.


It is a requirement that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a workplace through either paid or unpaid work employment for a the duration of one term.


This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in this field. It is compulsory and applies against the completion of a unit or Units of Competency that form part of your full qualification.


Students have the option of sourcing their own relevant employment or alternatively can apply for one of Le Culinaires workplace partner jobs.

Course Structure

Core units      17 units

Unit Code
Unit Name
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Work effectively with others
Use food preparation equipment
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Use cookery skills effectively
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
Produce cakes
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
Produce pastries
Produce yeast-based bakery products
Produce petits fours
Produce desserts
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Coach others in job skills
Maintain the quality of perishable items
Participate in safe work practices

Electives        5 units

Unit Code
Unit Name
Receive and store stock
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Plan and cost basic menus
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Entry Requirement

International Students: All international students must be a minimum of 18 years of age and meet the standard entry level for international students of either:

  • Year 12 or equivalent in the Australia education system

  • English Proficiency 5.5 with no band score below 5.

  • 18 Years+.

Domestic Students: Year 12 or equivalent in the Australia education system.

Fees and Charges

Please view our international fees and charges here

Domestic Charges Here

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