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COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

When you undertake this specialist course you will train with some of the best pastry chefs in the business. In our on-campus restaurant you will learn the art of preparing and producing yeast goods, pastries, bakery products for patisseries, marzipan work, petit fours, gateaux, tortes, cakes and sugar work.

Work placement/industry experience

As a culinary student, you’ll train in our specialist training kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment, completing a total of 60 hours of work placement. You’ll also develop real skills and experience working in The Gordon's professional venues: Cafe on Track and the Davidson Restaurant

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days per week

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Cook or pastry cook
  • Patissier
  • Pastry chef

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Further Study Options

After completing the Certificate III in Patisserie you can go on to study the Certificate IV in Patisserie and the Diploma of Hospitality Management, gaining three qualifications in two years!

CRICOS

094945F

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$13,208.00 (7,18,607) per year
Annual Approx Additional Equipment/Materials Fee: AUD $1,596
Start date

February 2023

Venue

The Gordon

Geelong City Campus,

2 Fenwick Street,

GEELONG,

Victoria,

3220, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

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

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