Certificate III in Baking (South Australia)

Course Code FBP30517
Locations South Australia

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Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 42 months maximum
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Workplace training plus 4 face to face visits each year with a trainer
Course Overview
Study from home during COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.

Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.


Do you have a passion for creative work as an artisan baker or pastry chef?

The Certificate III in Baking will give you all the necessary skills and knowledge to work as a baker in a retail or wholesale bakery, or in a commercial kitchen. 

As an apprentice, you will be given the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice in the workplace, gaining hands-on skills and experience as a retail baker - combined.

What will I Learn?

During this course, you will learn a variety of skills and knowledge including:

  • how to bake a variety of artisan and specialty breads
  • how to implement food safety programs and procedures
  • how to contribute to the WHS process
  • how to provide and apply workplace information
  • how to produce bread dough, bake bread
  • carrying out quality control of products and ensure that your work is environmentally sustainable

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you will be equipped to gain employment as a qualified Baker or start your own bakery business. 


After successfully completing this qualification, you may undertake further study at a Certificate IV level in the bakery field.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

  • live or work in South Australia for the duration of your course.
  • be employed as an apprentice with a registered bakery employer

Not employed as an apprentice yet?

Find out how to gain an apprenticeship in the Baking industry by visiting the Apprenticeships and Traineeships page.
You may also contact the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice on finding an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You must be employed as an apprentice with a registered bakery employer before commencing this course.

Not employed as an apprentice yet?
Find out how to gain an apprenticeship in the Baking industry by visiting the Apprenticeships and Traineeships pageYou may also Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice on finding an apprenticeship.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
FBPRBK2002 Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings 40 $0.00
FBPRBK3001 Produce laminated pastry products 100 $0.00
FBPRBK3002 Produce non laminated pastry products 80 $0.00
FBPRBK3005 Produce basic bread products 120 $0.00
FBPRBK3006 Produce savoury bread products 100 $0.00
FBPRBK3007 Produce specialty flour bread products 100 $0.00
FBPRBK3008 Produce sponge cake products 80 $0.00
FBPRBK3009 Produce biscuit and cookie products 80 $0.00
FBPRBK3010 Produce cake and pudding products 120 $0.00
FBPRBK3014 Produce sweet yeast products 100 $0.00
FBPRBK3015 Schedule and produce bakery production 120 $0.00
FBPRBK3018 Produce basic artisan products 100 $0.00
FDFFS2001A Implement The Food Safety Program And Procedures 30 $0.00
FDFOHS2001A Participate In OHS Processes 40 $0.00
FDFOP2061A Use Numerical Applications In The Workplace 30 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
FBPOPR3002 Prepare food products using basic cooking methods 50 $0.00
FBPRBK3004 Produce meringue products 60 $0.00
FBPRBK3011 Produce frozen dough products 80 $0.00
FBPRBK3016 Control and order bakery stock 40 $0.00
FBPRBK4001 Produce artisan bread products 120 $0.00
FBPRBK4003 Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets 120 $0.00
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services 30 $0.00

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

South Australian students

This course is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.

WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.

Find out more about WorkReady and eligibility for government subsidy. 

Upfront assessment of learning and support needs

Your Training Provider will conduct an assessment of your learning and support needs before you can enrol in a course. This should ensure you have the best chance of success in your course of choice by finding out more about your individual needs.

The process includes:

  • checking if your Employment Service Provider has provided you with a referral to training
  • discussing whether the course is a good fit for you and providing you with detailed information relating to the course
  • assessing your reading and math skills, and sometimes writing as well, to make sure that any additional learning support needs are addressed
  • discussing with you whether there are any personal/life issues that could interfere with your training, and planning to provide support where needed.

By discussing these before enrolment, your training provider can work with you to identify early what is needed to help you achieve your training goals and record the strategies in a Learning and Support Plan.

Employer Incentives

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.

Find out more about the incentives available and hiring an apprentice or trainee on the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Course fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
South Australian Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,020.00
Concession rate $405.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible) $22,850.00
Resource and/or materials costs

Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.

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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $342.00
Which fee applies to me?


Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via WorkReady funding gives South Australian students greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

Find out more about WorkReady Government Subsidised Training

Government Subsidised Fee

You meet all WorkReady eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a WorkReady exemption.

Check your fees eligibility

Concession Fee

You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee

Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Careers Coaches at the Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.