Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake And Pastry)

Course Code FDF30510
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 710 hours

Course Overview

The FDF30510 Certificate III in Retail Baking /FBP30317 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Pastry Cook.

Give your creativity and attention-to-detail an outlet by crafting delectable cakes and pastries. This qualification offers skills and knowledge for those working in the retail baking industry, specialising in cakes and pastry.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the FDF30510 Certificate III in Retail Baking you might wish to undertake further study in further study in the FBP40217 Certificate IV in Baking.

The FDF30510 Certificate III in Retail Baking is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Baking industry.

Job roles may include:
§Cake Manager
§Chef Patissier
§Pastry Sous Chef

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

Sessions - Dates/Times

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

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice $2,485.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession $497.00
Full Fee $7,100.00
Course Materials $284.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

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

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

FDF30510 – Core Units
FDFRB3007A – Bake pastry products
FDFRB3006A – Bake sponges, cakes and cookies
FDFOHS3001A – Contribute To OHS Processes
FDFRB3004A – Decorate cakes and cookies
FDFRB3012A – Diagnose and respond to product and process faults (pastry, cake and cookies)
FDFRB2001A – Form and fill pastry products
FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
FDFRB2002A – Prepare fillings
FDFRB3001A – Produce pastry
FDFRB3003A – Produce sponge, cake and cookie batter
FDFOP2064A – Provide and apply workplace information
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace

FDF30510 – Elective Units
FDFRB2003A – Produce meringue-based products
FDFRB3014A – Produce sweet yeast products
FDFRB3015A – Produce and decorate gateaux and tortes

Assessment Methods

Participants are assessed via completion of required tasks and a demonstration of skills, eg, written and verbal assignments, practical work, projects and/or written tests.

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.

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
Additional Information

Students will be required to purchase course theory resources.
Students will be required to wear Industry appropriate uniform in the Training facility.

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.