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Workplace and Industry, Preston
12 months full time / 18 months part time
No formal entry requirements.
February, April, July
February, April, July
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 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.
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.
If you complete this course successfully, you might work as:
Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate III in Patisserie, you can move into:
We use various forms of assessment, including practical assessment, assignments, class work, self-evaluation and direct observation.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
|SITHPAT002||PRODUCE GATEAUX, TORTEN AND CAKES||Core||60|
|SITHPAT004||PRODUCE YEAST BASED BAKERY PRODUCTS||Core||42|
|SITHPAT005||PRODUCE PETITS FOURS||Core||30|
|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|
|SITXWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||12|
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.
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|Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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 19 November 2020. 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.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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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