Certificate III in Baking

National Code: FBP30517
TAFE SA Code: TP01112


Gain the practical skills you need to work as a retail baker or pastry chef.

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Baker and Pastry Chef Baker and Pastry Chef

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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

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  • Employment Outcomes


    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

    Certificate III in Baking (FBP30517)
    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge of a baker who bakes bread, cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 4 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Participate in OHS processes 40
    Produce basic artisan products 100
    Produce basic bread products 120
    Produce biscuit and cookie products 80
    Produce cake and pudding products 120
    Produce laminated pastry products 100
    Produce non laminated pastry products 80
    Produce savoury bread products 100
    Produce specialty flour bread products 100
    Produce sponge cake products 80
    Produce sweet yeast products 100
    Schedule and produce bakery production 120
    Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings 40
    Use numerical applications in the workplace 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Advise on products and services 30
    Prepare food products using basic cooking methods 50
    Produce artisan bread products 120
    Produce frozen dough products 80
    Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets 120
    Produce meringue products 60
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