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Certificate IV in Patisserie

SIT40716
Average Course Fee: $12450
Average Duration: 18 Months

This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • chef de partie
  • chef patissier.
  • No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    82.1%

    Satisfied with the training
    65.2%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Pastrycook ( ANZSCO code 351112)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    32,000 persons were employed as Bakers and Pastrycooks in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Below average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Bakers and Pastrycooks in 2014 are: $990. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Bakers and Pastrycooks visit Job Outlook

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    32 units must be completed:

  • 26 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 6 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
  • The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

    Core units

    BSBDIV501

    Manage diversity in the workplace

    BSBSUS401

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    SITHCCC001

    Use food preparation equipment

    SITHCCC005

    Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

    SITHCCC011

    Use cookery skills effectively

    SITHCCC018

    Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

    SITHKOP005

    Coordinate cooking operations

    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

    SITHPAT007

    Prepare and model marzipan

    SITHPAT008

    Produce chocolate confectionery

    SITHPAT009

    Model sugar-based decorations

    SITHPAT010

    Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces

    SITXCOM005

    Manage conflict

    SITXFIN003

    Manage finances within a budget

    SITXFSA001

    Use hygienic practices for food safety

    SITXFSA002

    Participate in safe food handling practices

    SITXHRM001

    Coach others in job skills

    SITXHRM003

    Lead and manage people

    SITXINV002

    Maintain the quality of perishable items

    SITXMGT001

    Monitor work operations

    SITXWHS003

    Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

    Elective units

    Client and Customer Service

    SITXCCS006

    Provide service to customers

    SITXCCS007

    Enhance customer service experiences

    Commercial Cookery and Catering

    SITHCCC008

    Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

    SITHCCC015

    Produce and serve food for buffets

    SITHCCC021

    Prepare specialised food items

    Computer Operations and ICT Management

    BSBITU202

    Create and use spreadsheets

    BSBITU301

    Create and use databases

    BSBITU306

    Design and produce business documents

    Finance

    BSBFIA401

    Prepare financial reports

    SITXFIN002

    Interpret financial information

    First Aid

    HLTAID003

    Provide first aid

    Food and Beverage

    SITHFAB005

    Prepare and serve espresso coffee

    SITHFAB007

    Serve food and beverage

    SITHFAB019

    Plan and monitor espresso coffee service

    Food Safety

    SITXFSA003

    Transport and store food

    SITXFSA004

    Develop and implement a food safety program

    Human Resource Management

    SITXHRM002

    Roster staff

    TAEASS301B

    Contribute to assessment

    TAEDEL301A

    Provide work skill instruction

    TAEDEL404A

    Mentor in the workplace

    Inventory

    SITXINV001

    Receive and store stock

    SITXINV003

    Purchase goods

    SITXINV004

    Control stock

    Kitchen Operations and Management

    SITHKOP002

    Plan and cost basic menus

    SITHKOP003

    Plan and display buffets

    SITHKOP004

    Develop menus for special dietary requirements

    SITHKOP006

    Plan catering for events or functions

    Work Health and Safety

    SITXWHS002

    Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

    Working in Industry

    SITHIND002

    Source and use information on the hospitality industry

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Chef de Partie
    Chef Patissier
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Hospitality
    Services Industry



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    54%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    53.3 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    36.2%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    23.7%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Sales Workers
    15.6*%
    Sales Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $48,700

    $52,100


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 91.3 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    85.4
    47.9
    37.5
     
    84.2
    55.2
    28.7
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    9.6*
    13.6*
    13.1*
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 82.1 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 65.2 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 95.9 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 77.1 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 91.9 90.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 48 700 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Sales Workers
     
     
    36.2
    23.7
    15.6*
     
    22.4
    20.5
    16.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Retail Trade
    Other Services
     
     
    52.9
    17.5*
    7.8*
     
    21.1
    11.6
    10.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 98.5 91.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 47 400 52 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 30.5 30
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.9 85.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 84.3 87.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 54 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 41 500 44 400
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 50.2 39.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 86.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 63.1 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Accommodation and Food Services
    52.9
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Retail Trade
    17.5*
    Retail Trade
    Other Services
    7.8*
    Other Services
    Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
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    Gaming          
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    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".