Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

National Code: FBP30321
TAFE SA Code: TP01313


Get started on your sweet career as a pastry cook with this comprehensive baking course. You’ll gain the practical skills and experience you need to work in a commercial setting. Learn how to prepare cakes and puddings, gateaux and tortes, biscuits and cookies, and the basics of making artisan products. Develop your baking skills and your confidence so you can work in a commercial bakery, a retail bakery, or a catering service.

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48 months 
Baker and Pastry Chef
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a contract of training with an employer to study this course
Total Fees for the 48 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Pastry Cook

    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 Cake and Pastry (FBP30321)
    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge of a pastry cook who bakes cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply food safety procedures 30
    Participate in work health and safety processes 40
    Produce basic artisan products 100
    Produce biscuit and cookie products 80
    Produce cake and pudding products 120
    Produce laminated pastry products 100
    Produce non laminated pastry products 80
    Produce sponge cake products 80
    Schedule and produce cake and pastry production 100
    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 gateaux, tortes and entremets 120
    Produce meringue products 60
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