Patisserie Course

Patisserie and bakery courses are the entry point for those wanting a career in a delicious field of sweet and savory treats.

Patisserie Courses in Australia

Australia has world-class institutions where you can study patisserie. When you undertake this specialist course you will learn the art of preparing and producing yeast goods, pastries, bakery products for patisseries, marzipanwork, petit fours, gateaux, tortes, cakes, and sugar work.

Certificate 3 in Patisserie – SIT310316

The introductory course for starting an enticing career in Patisserie, this certificate gives you the fundamental vocational skills to become an expert in all things sweet as a Pastry Chef.

International patisserie topics are combined with Australian units of Competency to create a competitive study program. As you study this course, you will better understand traditional and contemporary Patisserie techniques. Marzipan, Gateaux, sugar and chocolate sculpting, bread, basic doughs and fillings, French pastries, ice creams, and sorbets are possible research topics.

Certificate 3 in Patisserie Annual Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for this course are from A$7000 to A$13,000, depending on the college.

Certificate 3 in Patisserie Course Duration

The full time study duration for this course is 12 months.

Possible Career Outcomes after completing Certificate 3 in Patisserie

This training can take you on the following career paths: Pastry chef, Executive Chef, Restaurant Manager, Patisserie owner, Food & Beverage Manager, Catering Manager, and Cake designer.

Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.

Certificate 4 in Patisserie – SIT40716

The Certificate IV in Patisserie comes in after students have completed SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie to further their advanced culinary studies after completing their Placement.

The Certificate IV in Patisserie is a 6-month course that will sharpen your patisserie talents to an advanced level, including cake and dessert finishing, chocolate and sugar sculpting, recipe formulation, and menu planning.

The program also extends to business-related practices in restaurant management, including food & staff costing, marketing, human resources, business planning, and financial control.

Potential study subjects may include decorative showpieces, advanced chocolate and sugar work, chocolate degustation menus, petits fours, Confiserie; fine chocolate and sugar confections, praline paste, and fruit ganache marzipan shaping, modeling and finishing, caramel and nougatine.

You will graduate with the capacity to produce pastries and sweets that are only limited by your creativity and the ability to run your pastry kitchen or Patisserie.

Certificate 4 in Patisserie Annual Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for this course are from A$7000 to A$13,000, depending on the college.

Certificate 4 in Patisserie Course Duration

The full time study duration for Certificate 4 in Patisserie is six months after Certificate 3 in Patisserie, but 1.5 years if taken without prior study of certificate 3 in patisserie.

Possible Career Outcomes after completing Certificate 4 in Patisserie

Patisserie Chef, Patisserie, Pastry Chef, and Patisserie Owner are some job options.

Pastry Chef, Patisserie, Patisserie Manager, Patisserie Cafe Owner, Specialist Chocolate Manufacturer, Pastry Chef & Chocolatier.

Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

  • A minimum of 5.0 in all 4 components and 5.5 overall in Academic IELTS or or equivalent in PTE Academic, OTE or TOEFL iBT.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
  • Applicants must have completed Certificate III in Patisserie.

Patisserie Course Locations

You can study Certificate III in Patisserie or Certificate IV in Patisserie in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, and Geelong.

Institutions where you can study Patisserie

You can study Patisserie in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, and Hobart. Some of the prominent institutions are as follows:

Patisserie course Melbourne (VIC)

Box Hill Institute Melbourne

Melbourne Polytechnic

Chisholm Institute Melbourne

William Angliss Institute of TAFE Melbourne

Gordon Institute of TAFE Geelong

Le Cordon Bleu Melbourne

Crown Melbourne

Patisserie courses Adelaide (SA)

TAFE SA Adelaide

Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide

Patisserie courses Perth

North Metropolitan TAFE Perth

South Metropolitan TAFE Perth

Patisserie course Sydney (NSW)

Le Cordon Bleu Sydney

William Angliss Institute of TAFE Sydney


Holmes Institute Sydney

Patisserie course Brisbane (QLD)

Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane

Holmes Institute Brisbane

Patisserie courses Canberra (ACT)

Canberra Institute of Technology

Patisserie courses Darwin

Sydney City College of Management Darwin

Patisserie courses Hobart (TAS)

Tas Tafe Hobart

Patisserie Course Canberra (ACT)

Canberra Institute of Technology

Patisserie Course Perth (WA)

North Metro Tafe

South Metro Tafe

Patisserie Occupation in Demand

Studying Patisserie allows you to nominate the occupations of Pastrycook for Australian General Skilled Migration. The occupation of Pastrycook is on the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Pathway to Temporary and Permanent Visas

An applicant who nominates an occupation on the MLTSSL list can apply for a:

An applicant who nominates an occupation on the STSOL list can apply for a:

Patisserie Global Industry

The global economy has grown by more than three percent per year. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) identifies the hospitality industry as the leading international value creation driver. A study published by the WTTC suggests a global contribution of 8800 billion USD to the global economy by the hospitality industry, representing approximately 10% of the world’s total GDP.

In China and India, business travel growth is due to the constant economic growth in this part of the world, contributing to the rise in demand for pastrycooks in hospitality establishments.

Patisserie Australian Industry

The Australian hospitality industry has shown constant growth for the last few years and is projected to keep on growing in the future. As per National Skills Commission, the jobs for pastrycooks will increase by more than 10% over the next five years, and this means the demand for skilled professionals in this industry will be high.

Pastry Chefs and Pastry Cooks Weekly Earnings

The median salary for a pastrycook in Australia is A$56k, going up to A$62K depending on the experience. The Pastry chefs are paid higher wages with an average of A$65K and going up to A$75K.

Frequently Asked Questions about Patisserie

What is difference between patisserie and bakery

The course of bakery trains bakers who are skilled in preparing and baking rolls and bread loaves, with the option to specialise in dough making. Bakers usually begin work early in the mornings baking large amounts of bread working in a range of settings such as a retail bakery and factory. A baker can become a Pastry Cook with extra training.  

Being a pastry cook requires a combination of precision, passion, and creativity, and is mainly focused on baking and preparing sweet treats, including cakes, buns, pastries, and biscuits. Pastry Cooks produce small quantities of each item, because they usually need more time to make and put different elements together. Many Pastry Cooks begin their careers assisting Pastry Chefs in hotels, restaurants, or fine-dining settings, with the opportunity to eventually be promoted to a Pastry Chef.

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