Decadent, luxurious, opulent and enticing - properly prepared pastry goods are more than just food. They bring joy, excitement and romance to an occasion. Yet there is something secret about the craft of the patisserie chef. Working with precise detail and exceptional margins, an effective patisserie section can add immense value and attraction to a kitchen operation. The ingredients are challenging, the expectations of customers are high and the popularity of a good patisserie chef is based on an understanding of heat and ingredients that goes well beyond the knowledge of a normal cook.
This program opens the door to the world of baked goods, pastries and desserts. During the program you will learn sophisticated international patisserie styles and techniques for the preparation and decoration of exotic cakes, comforting pastries and excitingly intuitive desserts.
A proficient patisserie chef is a highly valued member of any kitchen. The program will allow you to develop a level of expertise well beyond that of most cooks in this challenging area of the kitchen.
Successful completion of this program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a commercial/professional patisserie chef. Employment opportunities include restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
There are no formal prerequisites, however preference is given to those with previous study or experience in the industry.
Applicants of this program will be required to:
• complete an application form
• attend the information session
• complete a numeracy & literacy selection exercise
• attend an interview
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: LLL
National course code: SIT31016
Fees are subject to change annually.
Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.
For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.
Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.
For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.Other study costs
Additional costs will include the purchase of approved chef's uniform, knife kit and excursion costs. Full details of required uniform and knives will be issued upon enrolment and is also available at any time upon request. You should budget for up to $161.00 for a uniform and $350.00 for a knife kit.
Approved industry footwear (black) is also a requirement for all practical classes.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
This program is part of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Training Package.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909