Certificate III in Bread Baking (Apprenticeship) (SA)

Course Code FBP30417
Locations South Australia

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Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 36 months maximum
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Workplace training plus four visits face to face each year with 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 baking bread?

Become a specialist bread baker with a Certificate III in Bread Baking. You will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare and bake a variety of bread for sale in the retail sector. 

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.

What will I Learn?

You will learn the skills and knowledge to:

  • produce and process dough
  • create a variety of bread
  • diagnose and respond to faults in bread production

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

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


After successfully completing this qualification, you may undertake further study to specialise as a baker or continue 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 employer that produces bread and yeast

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.

If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice. 

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
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
FBPRBK3012 Schedule and produce bread production 100 $0.00
FBPRBK3014 Produce sweet yeast products 100 $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
FBPOPR3003 Identify cultural, religious and dietary considerations for food production 40 $0.00
FBPRBK2002 Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings 40 $0.00
FBPRBK3008 Produce sponge cake products 80 $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
SIRRMER002 Merchandise food products 25 $0.00
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services 30 $0.00
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer 20 $0.00
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20 $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.

South Australian students

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

Skills SA 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.

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:

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) $1,360.00
Concession rate $275.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible) $14,230.00
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 $224.00
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

To apply for this apprenticeship, simply register your interest and a member of our team will get in touch with the next steps in applying for this course.

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.