Certificate III in Patisserie

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Course details

CRICOS course code: 109756F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Mornings in the kitchen baking warm, flaky croissants, afternoons creating the perfect sweet and salty pastries, and evenings carefully decorating a wedding cake for the next day event. If the delectable aromas and breathtaking sights of specialty baking rule your life, then Front Cooking School’s Certificate III in Patisserie is the course for you. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

Course Structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 22 units; 17 core units and 5 elective units. Students attend college 20 hours per week over 3 days with 1 day in the kitchen.

The course is conducted in 4 stages, each comprising 10 weeks, with holidays in between.

Work-based Training

As part of the course, student are required to complete 12 occasions of Work-based Training. We will assist you in finding a suitable venue for you to complete your WBT.


Core Units

  • SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety (pre-requisite for all practical units)
  • BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
  • BSBWOR203 Work Effectively with Others
  • SITHCCC001 Use Food Preparation Equipment
  • SITHCCC005 Prepare Dishes Using Basic Methods of Cookery
  • SITHCCC011 Use Cookery Skills Effectively
  • SITHKOP001 Clean Kitchen Premises and Equipment
  • SITHPAT001 Produce Cakes
  • SITHPAT002 Produce Gateaux, Torten and Cakes
  • SITHPAT003 Produce Pastries
  • SITHPAT004 Produce Yeast-based Bakery Products
  • SITHPAT005 Produce Petits Fours
  • SITHPAT006 Produce Desserts
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
  • SITXHRM001 Coach Others in Job Skills
  • SITXINV002 Maintain the Quality of Perishable Items
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in Safe Work Practices

Elective Units

  • SITXINV001 Receive and Store Stock
  • SITCCC003 Prepare and Present Sandwiches
  • SITHCCC018 Prepare Food to Meet Special Dietary Requirements
  • SITHKOP005 Coordinate Cooking Operations
  • SITHCCC006 Prepare Appetizers and Salad

Course Outcomes

Graduates will be pursuing careers including that of Pastry Chef or Patissier.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,500 Per Year
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17 Jul 2023
02 Oct 2023
29 Jan 2024
1 year
Full time
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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

18 years or older

Completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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