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SIT31021
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. 

Packaging Rules

21 units must be completed:

15 core units

6 elective units

Units marked with an *asterisk have one or more prerequisites

Course Duration

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

Workplacement

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      15 units

Unit Code
Unit Name
SITHPAT011*
Produce cakes
SITHPAT012*
Produce specialised cakes
SITHPAT013*
Produce pastries
SITHPAT014*
Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT015*
Produce petits fours
SITHPAT016*
Produce desserts
SITXFSA005
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM007
Coach others in job skills
SITXINV006*
Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXWHS005
Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC027*
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC034*
Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
SITHKOP009*
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHCCC023*
Use food preparation equipment

Electives        6 units

Unit Code
Unit Name
SITHPAT017
Prepare and model marzipan
SITXWHS006
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITHFAB025*
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHCCC038
Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHKOP010
Plan and cost recipes
SITHCCC042
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

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 or equivalent

  • Minimum 18 years of age (for international students only)

  • Domestic Students: Year 11, higher or equivalent.

Fees and Charges

Please view our international fees and charges here

Domestic Charges Here

Materials needed - For Domestic Students Only 

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

Patisserie Tool Kit at an estimated cost of $325

Patisserie Uniform and Boots at an estimated cost $135

Food Safety Supervisor Certificate Licence Fee at an estimated cost $30.00

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