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SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

iTFE's Certificate III in Patisserie will engage you with the theory and practical skills required to work as a pastry chef in Australia's growing hospitality industry. You'll master full-scale production of pastry goods along with traditional and modern techniques used in the baking and preparation of fine pastries.

In addition, iTFE's patisserie courses include classes in computer skills, hygiene, food costings, quality control and communication.

This course is a two day per week program run by our hospitality training department in Melbourne. Each week you'll spend one day in class studying hospitality core units followed by a day of practical training. In total, this course will take 11 months to complete.

Upon completion iTFE's Certificate III in Patisserie course each student will have a sound knowledge of:

  • Workplace Health and Safety regulations
  • Traditional pastry skills
  • Advanced modern pastry preparation
  • Food hygiene
  • Food costings
  • Quality control
  • Workplace communication
  • Course code
  • Course duration
    11 Months (may vary dependent upon the learner’s skills, experiences and previous studies).
  • Course start dates

    Please contact our team for the next course intake date.

  • Accreditation
    This course is nationally accredited as SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Location
    This course is run between our North Melbourne Cooking College and our Collins Street training location
  • Study mode
    Full time
  • International visitors
    Yes, conditions apply, please contact our Careers’ Team
  • Course type
    On Campus
  • Downloads

Course details

  • VIC
Course modules
Unit code Unit of competency
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHPAT001 Produce cakes
SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT003 Produce pastries
SITHPAT004 Produce yeast based bakery products
SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Employment outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the Nationally accredited SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie.

Students completing this course will also receive additional certificates in:

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

At iTFE, we know that entering the job market after study can be tough and our world-class training professionals will help make it a lot easier. Your appointed trainer will dedicate time to helping you write a resume and prepare a cover letter that is suited to the hospitality industry. Additionally, our career-experts will run you through the necessities of how to conduct yourself in an interview.

Course structure
  • 32 weeks classroom training, 2 days per week, 5.5 hours per day.
  • Approximately 7 hours per week of additional study, may include: homework and research activities, completion of assessment tasks and skills practice

Please contact us on 1300 659 557 to confirm our upcoming course timetable.


Participants are required to bring proof of identification documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence on the first day of training.


Students can enrol in SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie in either a government supported position or as a full fee paying participant. View our course fee structure page, or contact us on 1300 659 557 to discuss enrolment fees.

How to apply

Enrol below or contact iTFE on 1300 659 557

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Selamarut, September 2017

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Arthur, September 2017

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