Certificate III in Patisserie
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2.5 years
Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018
Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019
Certificate III, Certificate IV & Diploma (each)
2018*: Semester 1 - $8,200 | Semester 2 - $8,200
2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review.
If cooking creative and complex dessert dishes is your dream, the patisserie qualifications are for you. You will be given the skills and experience to succeed in the preparation of pastries, chocolate and sugar work, yeast goods, gateaux, cake, and petit fours. On completion of the course, exciting employment opportunities exist across the hospitality industry including hotels, conference centres, cruise liners, cafes, restaurants and artisan food outlets.
The Certificate III program will provide you with all the cooking skills needed in a patisserie, while the Certificate IV program will give you the skills and knowledge to lead pastry kitchens on the operational side. The Diploma and Advanced Diploma is for students who want to handle high level business, strategic, financial and personnel functions of the broader Hospitality sector.
Students enrolled in the Certificate III Patisserie program can enhance their ability to lead a commercial pastry kitchen team by doing further study in with the Culinary Diploma of Hospitality, which will further develop their management and business skills.
ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 in all skill bands | TOEFL iBT– 46 | PTE Academic – 42 across all bands | TOEFL PBT – 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.
Please note, the below subject listing shows the study path for a student that studies the Certificate III through to the Advanced Diploma with CIT. Additional subjects may be required for students transferring from other institutions.
Certificate III in Patisserie
Electives - complete all 5 subjects
Certificate IV in Patisserie
Electives - complete all 4 subjects
Diploma of Hospitality Management - culinary stream
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Electives - complete all subjects
Certificate III: This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality enterprises where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Certificate IV: 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.
Diploma: This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a departmental or small business manager. Possible job titles include: restaurant manager, banquet or function manager, Executive chef, kitchen manager, motel manager, unit manager (catering operations), sales & marketing assistant, human resources assistant.
Advanced Diploma: This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a senior manager in large organisation or small business owner or manager. Possible job titles include:
Students will develop industry skills through hands-on experience in CIT’s well-equipped commercial kitchens on campus, whilst applying those skills and knowledge into practice during engagement in CIT’s commercial business operations.
Students will learn through a blend of face to face and online learning using digital and teacher resources, textbooks, work experience/industry placement and online learning and student engagement through eLearn.
Students will be assessed through direct observation, portfolios, product based methods (reports, presentations) and evidence from the workplace (eg. logbook).
Students who gain entry into Charles Sturt University and successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Business will receive 96 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Business Studies, delivered on CIT's Reid campus.
Students are advised to speak directly with individual universities in relation to course choices and pathways.