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  • SIT40716

Certificate IV in Patisserie

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the technical skills you need to progress in your patisserie career. This course is perfect for cooks and chefs wanting to increase their skills and gain work as a chef patissier.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Chef Patissier
COURSE OUTCOME

SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie

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Course overview

Course overview

Gain the technical skills you need to progress in your patisserie career. This course is perfect for cooks and chefs wanting to increase their skills and gain work as a chef patissier.

Demand for chef patissiers in Australia continues to grow. In 2015 there were over 32,000 people employed as bakers and pastrycooks. Over the next five years job openings in the sector are expected to be between 10,000 and 25,000.

Master your skills in the fine art of pastries, desserts, breads, chocolates, sugarwork, and other baked goods with this practical course. You will also learn the day-to-day operations of a commercial kitchen in our fully functioning training restaurants and kitchens.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills you need to apply for skilled work as a chef patissier.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC40
Vocational placement
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002
Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHCCC001
Use food preparation equipment
SITXINV002
Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITHPAT003
Produce pastries
SITHPAT004
Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT006
Produce desserts
SITHCCC005
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011
Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP005
Coordinate cooking operations
SITXHRM001
Coach others in job skills
SITHPAT001
Produce cakes
SITHPAT005
Produce petits fours
SITHPAT002
Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT007
Prepare and model marzipan
SITHPAT009
Model sugar-based decorations
SITHPAT008
Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT010
Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
SITHCCC018
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITXWHS003
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXMGT001
Monitor work operations
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people
SITXFIN003
Manage finances within a budget
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDIV501
Manage diversity in the workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITXFIN002
Interpret financial information
SITXHRM002
Roster staff
SITHCCC006
Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHFAB005
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
FDFRB3014A
Produce sweet yeast products
SITXINV001
Receive and store stock

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You need to meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Completion of Year 10 Certificate or equivalent; or
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field
  • Students 17 years or under, special enrolment conditions may apply

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will need to have access to or purchase a range of equipment. You may also be required to purchase uniform items (including TAFE Queensland branded items). These details will also be provided during orientation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland