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Certificate III in Baking

FBP30517

Certificate III in Baking FBP30517

Course Overview

If you dream of making fluffy buns and crispy doughnuts, launch into the world of all things baked goods with the Certificate III in Baking. This course is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Baker.

You’ll come away with real-life skills in a bakery setting including mastering breads, biscuits, cakes, puddings, pastries and more. You'll also learn important skills in food safety and preparation, bakery scheduling and production, and stock management.

Delivered as an apprenticeship, this course is designed for those who are working in a retail baking environment with a holistic product focus.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the baking industry as a qualified Baker.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP40217 Certificate IV in Baking.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Apprentice - Open from 17th January - Block on campus - 8.00am to 4.30pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$5,148.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$1,030.00
Course Materials
$780.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.

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:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy and numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Core Units
FBPRBK2002
Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
FBPRBK3001
Produce laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3002
Produce non laminated pastry products
FBPRBK3005
Produce basic bread products
FBPRBK3006
Produce savoury bread products
FBPRBK3007
Produce specialty flour bread products
FBPRBK3008
Produce sponge cake products
FBPRBK3009
Produce biscuit and cookie products
FBPRBK3010
Produce cake and pudding products
FBPRBK3014
Produce sweet yeast products
FBPRBK3015
Schedule and produce bakery production
FBPRBK3018
Produce basic artisan products
FDFFS2001A
Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS2001A
Participate in OHS processes
FDFOP2061A
Use numerical applications in the workplace
Elective Units
FBPRBK3003
Produce specialist pastry products
FBPRBK3004
Produce meringue products
FBPRBK3016
Control and order bakery stock
FBPRBK4001
Produce artisan bread products

Assessment methods include:

  • Theory assessments
  • Practical observation

Students will be required to purchase resources and wear an industry-appropriate uniform when attending on-campus classes.

Kim Banfield
Campus: Shepparton

Stephen Pinnuck
Campus: Shepparton

This course is delivered over a period of three years as an apprenticeship, with apprentices enrolled full-time. Apprentices attend blocks of training at the GOTAFE campus. These vary from 3 - 5 day periods and comprise 33 days over the 3 years. During these blocks, students attend campus between 8:00am – 4:00pm and practice their skills and knowledge in the Bakery on site.

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.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

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Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

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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