Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)

Course Code FDF30710
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1010 hours, 36 Months Part time

Course Overview

Do you love the smell of freshly baked bread? Or creating amazing cakes and pastries that wow your friends? Study the Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) and join the GOTAFE Apprenticeship family. It provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on cakes and pastry and bread.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:
– Relevant vocational training and/or work experience.
After achieving this Qualification, candidates may undertake FDF40110 Certificate IV in Food Processing or other suitable Certificate IV Qualifications.

Completion of this qualification will enable the qualified person to be employed as a Baker with skills to prepare cakes and pastries as well as bread.

Sessions - Dates/Times

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

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice $3,535.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession $707.00
Full Fee $10,100.00
Course Materials $404.00

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

All students will complete a Pre Training Review.

All apprentices are contracted to GOTAFE as the Training Organisation.

Units of Competency

FDF30710 – Core Units
FDFRB3005A – Bake bread
FDFRB3007A – Bake pastry products
FDFRB3006A – Bake sponges, cakes and cookies
FDFOHS3001A – Contribute To OHS Processes
FDFRB3004A – Decorate cakes and cookies
FDFRB3011A – Diagnose and respond to product and process faults (bread)
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
FDFRB3010A – Process dough
FDFRB3002A – Produce bread dough
FDFRB3001A – Produce pastry
FDFRB3003A – Produce sponge, cake and cookie batter
FDFOP2064A – Provide and apply workplace information
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace

FDF30710 – Elective Units
FDFOP2004A – Clean and sanitise equipment
FDFRB1001A – Finish products
FDFRB2003A – Produce meringue-based products
FDFRB2004A – Provide production assistance for bread products
FDFRB3008A – Store, handle and use frozen dough
FDFRB3009A – Retard dough
FDFRB3013A – Produce artisan breads
FDFRB3014A – Produce sweet yeast products
FDFRB3015A – Produce and decorate gateaux and tortes
FDFRB3016A – Plan and schedule production for retail bakery
FDFRB3017A – Participate in product development
HLTFA301C – Apply first aid
SITHFAB012B – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB204 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHPAT007A – Prepare and display petits fours
SITHPAT008A – Prepare and model marzipan
SITHPAT010A – Prepare and display sugar work
SITHPAT305 – Produce petit fours
TLIA3038A – Control and order stock

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 resources.

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.