Certificate III in Baking

Course Code FBP30517
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1460 hours

Course Overview

The FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Baker.

The FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on cakes and pastry and bread.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills in the Baking industry.

Working in this industry may involve early morning starts, and creative skills with cakes, pastries and bread products.

Further studies
After gaining the FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking you might wish to undertake further study in the FBP40217 Certificate IV in Baking.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and appointments with your Trainer/Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Stephen Pinnuck
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,460 $3.50 $5,110.00 $13.00 $18,980.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,460 $0.70 $1,022.00 $13.00 $18,980.00
Full Fee 1,460 $10.00 $14,600.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,460 $0.40 $584.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

FBP30517 – Core Units

FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS2001A – Participate In OHS Processes
FBPRBK3018 – Produce basic artisan products
FBPRBK3005 – Produce basic bread products
FBPRBK3009 – Produce biscuit and cookie products
FBPRBK3010 – Produce cake and pudding products
FBPRBK3001 – Produce laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3002 – Produce non laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3006 – Produce savoury bread products
FBPRBK3007 – Produce specialty flour bread products
FBPRBK3008 – Produce sponge cake products
FBPRBK3014 – Produce sweet yeast products
FBPRBK3015 – Schedule and produce bakery production
FBPRBK2002 – Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace

FBP30517 – Elective Units

SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
FBPRBK3016 – Control and order bakery stock
SIRRMER002 – Merchandise food products
FBPRBK3004 – Produce meringue products
FBPRBK3003 – Produce specialist pastry products

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include:

  • theory assessments
  • practical observation
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.