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Certificate IV in Patisserie

Code: SIT40716 CRICOS: 093469D

Overview

Campus

Preston, Workplace and Industry

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

The icing on the cake

Our Certificate IV in Patisserie SIT40716 will advance your career in patisserie, upgrading your qualifications and fine-tuning your artisan pastry techniques. You’ll learn highly creative skills including sugar and chocolate decoration, marzipan techniques and showpiece creation. This course will also prepare you for the realities of owning your own patisserie.

A recipe for success

You’ll learn in our dedicated industry-standard pastry kitchens under qualified and experienced teachers with current industry knowledge. You’ll be able to enter industry competitions, and serve your delicious creations at our award-winning restaurant, St Georges. Industry-based instructors will also teach hospitality kitchen management, focusing on stock control, financial management and personnel management.

Be a master chef

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 and the ability to run your own pastry kitchen or dedicated patisserie.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You’ll graduate with the skills to create pastries and desserts limited only by your imagination and the ability to run your own pastry kitchen or dedicated patisserie.
  • Patisserie Chef
  • Patissier
  • Pastry Chef
  • Patisserie Owner

Pathways

Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate IV in Patisserie SIT40716, you can move into:
  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
You may receive credit for completed subjects or modules, meaning you can earn your Advanced Diploma faster than usual!

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

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
BSBDIV501 MANAGE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE Core 60
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Elective 20
BSBSUS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Core 40
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Elective 15
SITHCCC001 USE FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT Core 25
SITHCCC005 PREPARE DISHES USING BASIC METHODS OF COOKERY Core 45
SITHCCC011 USE COOKERY SKILLS EFFECTIVELY Core 50
SITHCCC018 PREPARE FOOD TO MEET SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Core 75
SITHKOP001 CLEAN KITCHEN PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT Elective 13
SITHKOP002 PLAN AND COST BASIC MENUS Elective 30
SITHKOP005 COORDINATE COOKING OPERATIONS Core 100
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
SITHPAT007 PREPARE AND MODEL MARZIPAN Core 24
SITHPAT008 PRODUCE CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONERY Core 60
SITHPAT009 MODEL SUGAR-BASED DECORATIONS Core 48
SITHPAT010 DESIGN AND PRODUCE SWEET BUFFET SHOWPIECES Core 30
SITXCCS007 ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES Elective 40
SITXCOM005 MANAGE CONFLICT Core 20
SITXFIN003 MANAGE FINANCES WITHIN A BUDGET Core 30
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
SITXHRM003 LEAD AND MANAGE PEOPLE Core 60
SITXINV002 MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF PERISHABLE ITEMS Core 10
SITXMGT001 MONITOR WORK OPERATIONS Core 20
SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Elective 12
SITXWHS003 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Core 30

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $810 $4050 $15550
Materials fee $420 $420 $420
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1405 $4720 $16220
Per year $16652
Per semester $8326
Materials fee $420

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

If not carried on from the Certificate III in Patisserie, students will be required to purchase a chef’s uniform and knife kit.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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