Certificate IV in Patisserie

Jobs and Skills WA: Baking courses
Every day is a delicious delight with this job — FEE FREE!

Gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively as a patissier or pastry chef in a commercial kitchen, and be able to plan, prepare and bake mouth watering cakes, tarts, petit fours, pastries, chocolates, sugar decorations, and stunning showpieces.

You'll also learn about financial management, cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene, managing workplace conflict and workplace health and safety.

Industry: Hospitality, Tourism and Events
National course code: SIT40721 | WA State ID: BHT2

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Fine tune your skills in the kitchen and create sweet masterpieces


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

This nationally recognised qualification provides the skills needed to be a qualified cook specialising in patisserie. The course provides a pathway to becoming a pâtissier or pastry chef and taking on a leading or supervisory role in the kitchen.

Led by industry experts, students will hone techniques in the pastry kitchen and learn how to craft delicious cakes, tarts, petit fours, and pastries, along with mastering intricate chocolate and sugar showpieces.

Along with the creation of cakes and pastries, students will develop skills in basic food preparation including cooking and presenting meats, poultry, and seafood. Core modules also cover essential topics such as financial management, leadership, hygiene, food safety, conflict resolution, coaching, and workplace safety.

Graduates can work in a diverse range of hospitality settings including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Designed for aspiring professionals in patisseries, this course paves the way for success in the dynamic field of pastry arts and culinary excellence.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant which provides a live, interactive training environment at Bentley campus. SM TAFE also has an on-campus bakehouse that sells students’ creations, providing real-world experience and training for industry.

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This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

If you have a passion for mastering the art of cake decorating and bread-making, seize this ideal opportunity. In 2024, you can attain a formal qualification in patisserie without any cost. This one-and-a-half-year full-time course offers comprehensive training in fully-equipped commercial kitchens, where you'll use professional equipment and machinery to create an array of bread, pastries, and cakes. Throughout the course, which spans theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills, you'll gain expertise in working within a commercial kitchen. The curriculum covers the planning, preparation, and baking of specialized cakes, desserts, tarts, petit fours, pastries, yeast goods, and chocolates. Additionally, you'll learn essential aspects such as adhering to health and food safety procedures, maintaining kitchen premises, acquiring hospitality industry knowledge, creating cost-effective menus, and preparing food in accordance with dietary and cultural needs. Your training will involve practical, hands-on sessions in the fully operational commercial training kitchens at the Australian Professional Skills Institute in East Perth. Furthermore, you'll have the exciting opportunity to undergo workplace training as a trainee pastry chef in various settings, including patisseries, bakeries, cake shops, and hotel pastry departments. This comprehensive program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic world of patisserie.

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