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What will I learn?

The Certificate IV in Patisserie provides the skills and knowledge for you to become a qualified chef specialising in patisserie. You’ll receive specialist training in chocolate, desserts, gateaux, torten and cakes, pastries and petit fours and buffet show pieces, together with gaining a thorough understanding of food safety and special dietary requirements. Key studies in leadership, supervision, sustainability and kitchen management will provide the skills and knowledge to take on a team leading or supervisory role.

Studying the Certificate IV in Patisserie at Holmesglen

The course is taught through a blend of online, classroom and practical training at Holmesglen's modern commercial kitchens. Our highly trained and experienced teaching staff will allow you to build specialist patisserie skills to step straight into this fast paced, exciting industry.

On completing the course, graduates will be well-positioned to find employment at all levels across a wide range of enterprises where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, cake decorating venues, bakeries, cake and pastry production businesses, restaurants, hotels, cafes, and coffee shops.

This qualification could also lead you to establish your own patisserie business where you can produce your own sweet creations.

Holmesglen will also be delivering CV writing and interview workshops to the students to assist with the transition into employment.

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 26 core units and six elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen.
If you have already completed other eligible elective unis, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities, include:

  • Chef de Partie
  • Chef Patisserie
  • Sous chef

Pathways to further study:

  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality
  • BHM16 Bachelor of Hospitality Management



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$16,200.00 (8,76,149) per year
Start date

July 2022, February 2023


Glen Waverley Campus

595 Waverley Road,



3150, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • IELTS 5.5 or Equivalence

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.