SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie

The Gordon

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094654F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Do you dream of working in a patisserie kitchen? This course will equip you with a pastry chef qualification, along with additional management and leadership skills to operate at a supervisory level. You will be taught by some of the best pastry chefs in the business and you will learn about yeast goods, pastries, bakery products for patisseries, marzipan work, petit fours, gateauxs, tortes and cakes, sugar work and speciality chocolate items. You will also find out about food hygiene procedures, receiving and storing supplies, stock control, catering revenue and quality control of food, safety, finance and management units.

Work placement/industry experience

As a culinary student, you’ll train in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll also develop real skills and experience working in The Gordon's professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days per week

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Pastry chef (supervisor/team leader)
  • Catering manager
  • Patissier

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Further Study Options

After completing the Certificate III in Patisserie and the Certificate IV in Patisserie you can go on to complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
7,300 for the entire course. Total approx. materials and courses...
Read more7,300 for the entire course. Total approx. materials and courses expenses: 795
07 Feb 2023
11 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria


Applicants must have completed SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.


The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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