Diploma of Food Processing (Specialising in Baking)

Study pathway:
  • Certificate IV in Advanced Baking (FDF40811)
  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) (FDF30710)
Duration (incl. holidays) 104 weeks
Teaching Duration60 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code075814G
National CodeFDF50110
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileFood Processing TechnicianFood Processing Technician
FacultiesRegency International Centre
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    Course Notes

    • This 2 year Diploma includes the Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) for 1 year, and the Certificate IV in Advanced Baking for 1 semester. The work placement component (600 hours) occurs within the Certificate III qualification.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Courses cover all areas of sweet and savoury baked-goods production, including cake- and sponge-making and decoration, bread making, pastry production, preparing biscuits, cookies and meringues, and cake decorating. Certificate-level graduates find work in international hotels, catering institutions, small and large bakeries, artisan bakeries, restaurants, cafes, cake franchises and hospitals. Specialist courses from Certificate III to Diploma-level are available in patisserie, providing career paths in high-class restaurants or hotels, or specialist cafes and patisseries.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Food Processing (Specialising in Baking) (FDF50110)
    This qualification covers a range of food processing areas in baking including large scale production of cakes, pastry, biscuits, bread and plant baking. It is suitable for those in senior management, technician or similar roles within food processing industries. It will provide you with extensive skills and knowledge of industry management functions and environments, and the ability to take responsibility for workplace systems.6 core units plus 24 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $14000AUD $870
    Semester 2AUD $0-
    Semester 3AUD $10800AUD $500
    Semester 4AUD $3200AUD $500
    Fee TotalsAUD $28000AUD $1870
    Total Course CostAUD $29870

    * The $550 charge is for the Industry Placement Administration and Management Fee. Other fees may include management of Industry Placement, books, learning materials, consumables and where applicable uniform/equipment.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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