About this course
Learn how to create sugar masterpieces and chocolate decorations in this Course in Chocolate and Sugar (SIT40713).
Delivered on campus at The Gordon and taught by one of Australia’s leading pastry chefs, Brendan Hill, this TAFE course will give you hands-on, practical experience in crafting a large range of handmade chocolates and pralines and stunning sugar work creations. You’ll take on the most challenging chocolate techniques and learn how to make sugar and chocolate decorations for desserts, gateaux, centrepieces and special occasion cakes.
This course covers two accredited units from the Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40713) course.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Written assignments
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess at least Year 10-level language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills
- Attend an interview
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this chocolate and sugar course, the units of competency you may study include:
- SITHPAT403 – Model sugar based decorations
- SITHPAT402 – Produce chocolate confectionery
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: