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Patisserie

Certificate III in

Code: SIT31016 Cricos: 093467F

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

Have your cake and eat it too

Our Certificate III in Patisserie will develop culinary creativity and passion for delicious detail as you take the first step in your career as a pastry chef. You’ll learn skills in producing pastries, chocolate and confectionery, hot and cold desserts, bread and yeast products and gateaux and cakes. A delicious adventure, perfect for those seeking a culinary qualification or looking to change their life for the sweeter.

Learn from the master chefs

Learn in our dedicated pastry kitchens under qualified and experienced teachers with current industry knowledge. Our modern facilities and quality ingredients will ensure that you can master all skills to a high standard. You’ll gain unique industry experience, showcasing your delicious creations at our award-winning restaurant, St Georges.

The sweet taste of success

A career in patisserie can take you anywhere, from dedicated patisseries, small restaurants and cafes to international hotels and resorts. You’ll graduate with the skills to create pastries and desserts limited only by your imagination.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

If you complete this course successfully, you might work as:

  • Patisserie Chef
  • Dessert Chef
  • Pastry Chef

Pathways

Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate III in Patisserie, you can move into:

  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, class work, self-evaluation and direct observation.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 20
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Core 15
SITHCCC001 USE FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT Core 25
SITHCCC003 PREPARE AND PRESENT SANDWICHES Elective 10
SITHCCC005 PREPARE DISHES USING BASIC METHODS OF COOKERY Core 45
SITHCCC011 USE COOKERY SKILLS EFFECTIVELY Core 50
SITHFAB005 PREPARE AND SERVE ESPRESSO COFFEE Elective 30
SITHKOP001 CLEAN KITCHEN PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT Core 13
SITHKOP002 PLAN AND COST BASIC MENUS Elective 30
SITHPAT001 PRODUCE CAKES Core 24
SITHPAT002 PRODUCE GATEAUX, TORTEN AND CAKES Core 60
SITHPAT003 PRODUCE PASTRIES Core 24
SITHPAT004 PRODUCE YEAST BASED BAKERY PRODUCTS Core 42
SITHPAT005 PRODUCE PETITS FOURS Core 30
SITHPAT006 PRODUCE DESSERTS Core 100
SITHPAT008 PRODUCE CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONERY Elective 60
SITXFSA001 USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY Core 15
SITXFSA002 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES Core 40
SITXHRM001 COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS Core 20
SITXINV002 MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF PERISHABLE ITEMS Core 10
SITXINV004 CONTROL STOCK Elective 25
SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 12

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $550 $ 2750 $9000
Materials fee $250 $ 250 $250
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $975 $ 3250 $9500
Per year $13500
Per semester $6750

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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Requirements

There are no educational prerequisites for this course. Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency. Other:Full-time only – at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston campus.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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