About this course
Gain core kitchen skills, operations and management experience, and learn how to operate at a supervisory level in patisserie kitchens with this Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40716) TAFE course.
Delivered on-campus at TAFE institute, The Gordon, this course will familiarise you with a range of techniques for producing specialist patisserie products including yeast goods, pastries, marzipan work, gateaux, tortes, petit fours and speciality chocolate items. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of food hygiene, storage and stock control, catering revenue, quality control, safety regulations and finances, allowing you to pursue high-level employment in the industry.
As a culinary student at The Gordon, you will also have access to the TAFE’s state-of-the-art hospitality kitchens, and be able to gain real-world experience working at The Gordon’s two professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant.
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To be eligible to apply for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:
- Demonstrate that you possess language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level, and prove this through a pre-training review
- Attend an interview
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Bridging program applicants must hold a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or Patisserie, or have significant industry experience
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this patisserie course, the units of competency you may study include: Core units
- SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills
- SITHKOP005 - Coordinate cooking operations
- SITHPAT010 - Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
- BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
- SITXWHS003 - Implement and monitor WHS practices
- SITXHRM003 - Lead and manage people
- SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items
- SITXCOM005 - Manage conflict
- BSBDIV501 - Manage diversity in the workplace
- SITXFIN003 - Manage finances within a budget
- SITHPAT009 - Model sugar based decorations
- SITXMGT001 - Monitor work operations
- SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
- SITHPAT007 - Prepare and model marzipan
- SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
- SITHCCC018 - Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
- SITHPAT001 - Produce cakes
- SITHPAT008 - Produce chocolate confectionery
- SITHPAT006 - Produce desserts
- SITHPAT002 - Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
- SITHPAT003 - Produce pastries
- SITHPAT005 - Produce petit fours
- SITHPAT004 - Produce yeast-based bakery products
- SITHCCC011 - Use cookery skills effectively
- SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
- SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
- SITHKOP004 - Develop menus for special dietary requirements
- BSBSUS301 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
- SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
- SITHFAB004 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
- FDFRB2002A - Prepare Fillings
- SITHCCC021 - Prepare specialised food items
- SITHCCC008 - Prepare vegetable fruit eggs and farinaceous dishes
- SITHCCC015 - Produce and serve food for buffets
- SITXHRM002 - Roster Staff
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: