Learn the art of making beautiful and complex dessert creations, where the only limit is your imagination. Our award-winning teaching staff will give you the specialist skills and knowledge you need to make your culinary dreams come true.
Train in world-class commercial kitchens and gain practical skills and experience to become a nationally recognised and qualified pastry chef. Master your skills in pastry making, chocolate and sugar work, yeast goods, gateaux, cake making, and petit fours.
Further your career options by learning high-level business, strategic, financial and personnel functions of the broader hospitality industry, with CIT’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.
Establish future career opportunities and experience the industry first-hand with 700 hours of paid industry experience! (Approximate hours: Certificate III – 360 hours. Diploma – 100 hours)
Why study at CIT?
- Seven training kitchens on campus
- In-house commercial restaurant and cafe
- Learn from award-winning chefs
- Use CIT's network to connect you to employment opportunities
- Be part of the exciting food scene in the Canberra region with plenty of job opportunities for hospitality students
- Get support to find industry placement
Certificate III in Patisserie | SIT31021
Diploma of Hospitality Management | SIT50422
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management | SIT60316
CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate III: 1 year
Diploma: 6 months
Advanced Diploma: 6 months
Take your career further by learning strategic, financial and personnel functions of the broader hospitality industry
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
2024 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
Certificate III: Uniform and Equipment approximately $600, Stationary approximately $50
Advanced Diploma: Textbooks: $300
*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 tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 in all skill bands
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 42 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Course Subjects - Certificate III
Course Subjects - Diploma
Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma
Likely Job Outcome
These qualifications 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 III: Patisserie pastry chef.
Certificate IV: Chef de partie, chef patissier.
Diploma: Restaurant manager, banquet or function manager, kitchen manager, motel manager, unit manager (catering operations), sales and 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:
- Food and beverage manager
- Operations manager
- Cafe owner or manager
- Human resources coordinator
- Sales and marketing coordinator
Teaching Methods and Assessment
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).
Pathways to Further Study
Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee. Shape
We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.Certificate III in Patisserie (1 year)PLUSDiploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)= 1.5 years of study
PLUSAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (6 months)= 2 years of study
▼Optional degree pathway available