Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people who work or want to work in the retail baking sector of the food processing industry and provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in hot bread shops, cake shops, franchises, in-store bakeries and similar outlets with a focus on cakes and pastry.

    You will learn to produce and decorate a range of cakes, biscuits, pastry and yeast products including specialty products such as gateaux, tortes, petits fours and chocolate. You will also do sugar work and learn how to use baking equipment and machinery. You will also learn operational processes, and how to work safely and effectively in the retail baking sector.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Baker, baking assistant, bread maker

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification covers the retail baking - cake and pastry specialisation
    within the food processing industry.

    Job Roles
    The Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) provides trade baking
    skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a
    focus on cakes and pastry.

    On 1 January 2012 the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) was implemented in
    NSW. Delivery and assessment of this course must be based on this legislation.

    Work Health and Safety (WHS) was referred to in NSW as Occupational Health and
    Safety (OHS) and in some countries people know it as Occupational Safety and
    Health (OSH). Please refer to the Work Health and Safety heading in Section B
    6.1 Delivery Modes for more information.

    TAFE NSW trainers and assessors must meet the requirements specified in the
    Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2011: Part 2 SNR 4 & Part 3,
    SNR 15.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Pathways Information
    Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:
    - FDF20510 Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
    - direct entry
    - relevant vocational training and/or work experience

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    6.5 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 21, July, from 11:00am to 1:00pm or 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, building E, level 7, The Apprentice Restaurant

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class a week over 1 day per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday: 7:30am to 1:00pm and some afternoon classes as the year passes.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    FDFRB3007ABake pastry products30
    FDFRB3006ABake sponges, cakes and cookies50
    FDFOHS3001AContribute to OHS processes60
    FDFRB3004ADecorate cakes and cookies60
    FDFRB3012ADiagnose and respond to product and process faults (pastry, cake and cookies)60
    FDFRB2001AForm and fill pastry products40
    FDFFS2001AImplement the food safety program and procedures80
    FDFRB2002APrepare fillings30
    FDFRB3015AProduce and decorate gateaux and tortes80
    FDFRB3001AProduce pastry80
    FDFRB3003AProduce sponge, cake and cookie batter70
    FDFRB3014AProduce sweet yeast products60
    FDFOP2064AProvide and apply workplace information30
    FDFOP2061AUse numerical applications in the workplace30



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