Certificate III in Cake and Pastry (Apprenticeship) (SA)

Course Code FBP30317
Locations South Australia

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Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Workplace training plus minimum four face to face visits per year with the 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.


Are you a passionate baker looking for a sweet career?

The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry will teach you to bake sponges, cakes, biscuits and pastries, including the preparation of fillings, for work in the retail baking 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 in cake and pastry.

What will I Learn?

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to produce and decorate a variety of delectable cakes and pastries that will stretch your creative talents.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you will be equipped to gain employment as a:

  • pastry chef
  • cake decorator
  • specialist caterer


This course can offer a pathway to further study specialising in the baking industry.

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 cakes and pastries

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
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
FBPRBK3013 Schedule and produce cake and pastry production 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
FBPRBK3004 Produce meringue products 60 $0.00
FBPRBK3016 Control and order bakery stock 40 $0.00
FBPRBK4003 Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets 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) $1,420.00
Concession rate $285.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible) $15,070.00
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 $270.00
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.