Certificate III in Patisserie

National Code: SIT31021
TAFE SA Code: TP01365


Become a pastry chef and learn how to bake cakes, gateaux, pastries, yeast goods, and desserts in a commercial kitchen with this nationally accredited course. You’ll also learn about food safety and kitchen hygiene, use of kitchen equipment, and how to work well with others. Build your baking career in a patisserie, café, hotel, or catering company with TAFE SA.

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12 months 

Full Time

Baker and Pastry Chef

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Classes are Monday to Friday in the Patisserie kitchens at Regency campus from 8.00am to 3.00pm or 2.00 to 7.00pm.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
$600 (approximately) for;

  • 2 chef uniforms
  • Patisserie tool kit
  • Name badge
  • TAFE SA polo shirt $600

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

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

    This course provides a pathway to work in various hospitality enterprises where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

    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 Patisserie (SIT31021)
    This course covers working effectively with others, food preparation equipment, cookery skills, cleaning, cakes, gateaux, tortes, pastries, yeast-based products, petits fours, desserts, food safety and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 6 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.

  • 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
    Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13
    Coach others in job skills 20
    Participate in safe food handling practices. 40
    Participate in safe work practices 12
    Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery 45
    Produce cakes 24
    Produce desserts 100
    Produce pastries 24
    Produce petits fours 30
    Produce specialised cakes 60
    Produce yeast-based bakery products 42
    Receive, store and maintain stock 20
    Use food preparation equipment 25
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
    Work effectively in a commercial kitchen 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Plan and cost recipes 40
    Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30
    Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements 75
    Produce basic bread products 120
    Provide First Aid 18
    Source and present information 10
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