Combine your love of food, creative flair and attention to detail. Study Baking at GOTAFE. Our teachers have over 60 years combined baking experience to offer you. Immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of commercial baking in our world class facilities. Test your creativity and eye for artistry in our pilot plant. Whether you’re an apprentice or a budding creative cook, we have a course to suit your goals.

Careers in Baking can take you anywhere. Work in a growing local business, in a restaurant, overseas, or even run your own business.

Apprentices are our speciality. We have solid local relationships with well known businesses including Tip Top, Beechworth Bakery, and local franchise Bakers Delight. We work with your employer to make sure you learn the skills needed to make a difference in their business. We even teach you things current employers might not have the facilities to teach you, so you can take initiative and impress your boss.

You can even enter competitions throughout the year to show off your skills. The Easter in the Food Bowl Baking Convention and the national BAKESKILLS competition are highlights.


Would you like to get a taste of the baking industry? This course is offered as a Traineeship, so learn while you work. We work together with you and your employer. Master the skills to keep customers coming back for well-prepared and beautifully presented food. You’ll also learn how to maintain a clean Bakery while you work. After finishing this course, you could go onto start an Apprenticeship.

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Give your creativity and attention-to-detail an outlet by crafting delectable cakes and pastries. The Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) will help you hone the latest baking techniques.

When you study with us, you become one of the GOTAFE Apprenticeship family.

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Do you love creating comfort food for eager customers, friends and family? Our strong customer relationships mean people come to us to teach their Apprentices over and over again. Our Trainers share their extensive industry experience through classes run in our commercial training facility.

Our apprentices work in wholesale, retail and franchise businesses. You don’t need the expense of living and studying away from home when you come to GOTAFE.

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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. Our strong customer base means we’re the first choice for Bakeries looking for Apprentices. Learn the tips and tricks to create a masterpiece every time.

Our apprentices work in wholesale, retail and franchise businesses. You don’t need the expense of living and studying away from home when you come to GOTAFE.

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Develop your creativity and passion for detail as you start a career in Patisserie. Pastry chefs are the artists of the hospitality industry. At GOTAFE, you’ll work alongside qualified industry professionals using the latest pastry methods and facilities. You’ll learn your trade in our commercial kitchens. Showcase your creations in our restaurants and competitions throughout the year.

Our graduates work all over Australia and in local businesses such as bakeries, cafes and restaurants. Be the front-runner for jobs in patisserie kitchens. Showcase your skills in producing mouth-watering cakes, desserts, pastries, gateaux and more.

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Chef Patissier or Chef de Partie: the artists of the hospitality industry. The Certificate IV in Patisserie is a chance to showcase your talent and push your expertise to reach that level. Learn advanced Patisserie techniques such as working with marzipan, chocolate and sugar decorations. You’ll learn the skills to teach others and run your own business.

You’ll work with our qualified industry professionals using the latest pastry methodologies and facilities. Build your people management skills, and financial know-how to run a business. You can take this qualification onto the Diploma of Hospitality and consolidate your status as an industry expert.

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Completed your Baking Apprenticeship and ready to start your own Bakery? Get the skills you need from the experts at GOTAFE. We equip you with people management skills, business know how, and expert baking skills. You’ll learn marketing techniques to promote your business and your specialist products. Baker, Bread Maker or

Pastry Chef, we’ve got you covered.

Our Trainers are experienced in specialist baking practice, so you learn from their business expertise. Our on-campus training facility offers industry facilities to practice on. You’ll learn the skills you need through demonstration and practice, ready to put them into action.

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