Bring your creativity and attention-to-detail to work every day with a career in pastry. The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Pastry Cook.
Your skill set will include:
- Biscuits and cookies
- Cakes and puddings
- Laminated pastry products
- Sponge cakes
- Basic bread products
- Specialist pastry products
You'll also learn important skills in food safety and preparation, pastry scheduling and production, and the maintenance of bakery stock.
This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.
The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry prepares you to work in the Baking industry with a specialisation in cake, pastry & biscuits. Roles you may be eligible for include:
- Pastry Cook
- Cake Manager
- Chef Patissier
- Pastry Sous Chef
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP40217 Certificate IV in Baking.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
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 2020 and may change without notice.
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
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:
- 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 (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Theory assessments
- Practical observation
Students will be required to purchase course theory resources.
Students will be required to wear an Industry appropriate uniform in the Training facility.
Attendance & Commitment
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.
Apprentices attend on campus classes over 3 x 2 week blocks over the 3 year course period. They will attend classes Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
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.
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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
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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