What will I learn?

Mornings in the kitchen baking warm, flaky croissants, afternoons creating the perfect sweet and salty pastries, and evenings carefully decorating a wedding cake for the next day event. If the delectable aromas and breathtaking sights of specialty baking rule your life, then Front Cooking School’s Certificate III in Patisserie is the course for you. 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.

Course Structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 22 units; 17 core units and 5 elective units. Students attend college 20 hours per week over 2-3 days with 1 day in the kitchen.

The course is conducted in 4 stages, each comprising 10 weeks, with holidays in between.

Work-based Training

As part of the course, student are required to complete 12 occasions of Work-based Training. We will assist you in finding a suitable venue for you to complete your WBT.


Core Units

SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety (pre-requisite for all practical units)

BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
BSBWOR203 Work Effectively with Others
SITHCCC001 Use Food Preparation Equipment
SITHCCC005 Prepare Dishes Using Basic Methods of Cookery
SITHCCC011 Use Cookery Skills Effectively
SITHKOP001 Clean Kitchen Premises and Equipment
SITHPAT001 Produce Cakes
SITHPAT002 Produce Gateaux, Torten and Cakes
SITHPAT003 Produce Pastries
SITHPAT004 Produce Yeast-based Bakery Products
SITHPAT005 Produce Petits Fours
SITHPAT006 Produce Desserts
SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
SITXHRM001 Coach Others in Job Skills
SITXINV002 Maintain the Quality of Perishable Items
SITXWHS001 Participate in Safe Work Practices

Elective Units

SITXINV001 Receive and Store Stock
SITHKOP002 Plan and Cost Basic Menus
SITHCCC018 Prepare Food to Meet Special Dietary Requirements
SITXHRM001 Coach Others in Job Skills
SITHCCC006 Prepare Appetizers and Salad

Course Outcomes

Graduates will be pursuing careers including that of Pastry Chef or Patissier.



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$10,500.00 (5,62,099) per year
Materials: AUD $500; Enrolment fee: AUD $200
Start date

27 September 2021, 31 January 2022


Brisbane Campus

225 Street Pauls Terrace,



4006, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$10,500.00 (5,62,099) per year
Materials: AUD $500; Enrolment fee: AUD $200
Start date

27 September 2021, 31 January 2022


Brunswick Campus

107 Brunswick Road,



3056, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

18 years or older

Completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent