Certificate III in Baking

CRICOS Code: 107363F
National Code: FBP30521


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

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52 weeks
40 weeks
Baker and Pastry Chef
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There will be no January 2024 intake.

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

Work Placement Duration:   360 hours

The work placement will be undertaken during final semester for 18 weeks (20 hrs/week) unless student can undertake during the theoretical component of course.

Course Notes

  • Students may wish to package this course with the Diploma of Food Science and Technology.


These course fees are for international students only.

Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees*
Semester 1
AUD $16550
AUD $1050*
Semester 2
AUD $0
Fee Totals
AUD $16550
AUD $1050*
Total Course Cost
AUD $17600

* The $550 charge is for the Vocational Placement Administration Fee. Students will also be required to purchase additional learning materials, including uniforms and equipment at an approximate cost of $A500. Students will pay their total Certificate III tuition fee in two instalments within the first semester of the course. The first 50% payment will be at the commencement/acceptance of the course, and the second 50% at the commencement of the next term (within the same semester). International students, once they have committed to the course, who withdraw after commencement, are liable to pay the cost of the full course.

Note: TAFE SA course tuition and other fees/costs are subject to regular increases and are reviewed annually. TAFE SA accepts applications for courses commencing beyond the current year, course, tuition and other fees/costs for these years will apply once published. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to alter, amend or delete any fee, course, admission requirement, mode of delivery, duration or other arrangement without prior notice. If the study duration is extended beyond the period of the student’s visa the student will be liable for visa and related costs, eg medical examinations, OSHC and living expenses.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • 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 (FBP30521)
    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.

    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

    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 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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    Affordable living
    A student city

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    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.


    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally


    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around


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    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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