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Certificate II in Baking


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Certificate II in Baking – FBP20217

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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Baking gives you the skills to start your career in Baking as a Baker's Assistant.

You'll gain skills in food safety and preparation, and learn to make biscuits, cookies, sponge cakes, and doughs.

You'll also learn important retail skills, including customer service and communication.

This course is delivered on-campus, or as a School-based Apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to take on an entry-level role in the Baking industry as a Baker's Assistant.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP30317 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry, FBP30417 Certificate III in Bread Baking, or FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

2 Days per Week On Campus - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

2 Days per Week On Campus - SEMESTER 1 / 2020

2 Days per Week On Campus - SEMESTER 2 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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:

  • Attend an interview
  • 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course (School Based Apprentices only)
Core Units
Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
Maintain ingredient stores
Produce basic bread products
Implement the food safety program and procedures
Participate In OHS Processes
Use numerical applications in the workplace
Provide and apply workplace information
Elective Units
Produce non laminated pastry products
Produce sponge cake products
Produce biscuit and cookie products
Work In A Socially Diverse Environment
Advise on products and services
Sell to the retail customer

Assessment methods may include:

  • Theory Assessments
  • Practical observation

Students will be required to purchase resources and a Uniform.

Kim Banfield
Campus: Shepparton

Stephen Pinnuck
Campus: Shepparton

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.

On campus students are enrolled as part time students and will complete the course over a 6 month period, attending classes 2 days a week.

School Based Apprentices are enrolled part time and will complete the course over a 2 year period. They will participate in on the job training and assessment at their workplace for a minimum of 1 day per week.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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