Warrnambool, Workplace training
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|Up to three-and-a-half years
|Apply any time
|On-the-job training plus up to 12, three-day training sessions (six hours per day) at the Warrnambool campus.
Certificate III in Baking gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on skills and knowledge in the bakery industry through an apprenticeship.
As an apprenticeship, you will be employed as an apprentice by a bakery focusing on pastries, cakes and bread. The majority of your training will be gaining practical skills and experience through on-the-job training in your workplace. You can study this qualification from anywhere in Victoria as you will only be required to attend our Warrnambool campus for 12, three-day training sessions over the duration of the apprenticeship.
How to make a wide range of breads, cakes and pastries.
Upon successful completion, you will be equipped to gain employment as a retail baker.
After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a suitable Certificate IV Qualifications, such as small business management.
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.
To ensure course content is relevant and industry-specific, industry is constantly having input into this training package. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled in the new qualification. Further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course.
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.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
19 units of competency - 15 core units plus 4 elective units.
|Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
|Produce laminated pastry products
|Produce non laminated pastry products
|Produce sponge cake products
|Produce biscuit and cookie products
|Produce cake and pudding products
|Produce basic artisan products
|Produce basic bread products
|Produce savoury bread products
|Produce specialty flour bread products
|Produce sweet yeast products
|Schedule and produce bakery production
|Use numerical applications in the workplace
|Apply food safety procedures
|Participate in work health and safety processes
|Produce meringue products
|Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets
|Advise on products and services
|Produce frozen dough products
|Control and order bakery stock
|Produce artisan bread products
|Merchandise food products
|Identify dietary, cultural and religious considerations for food production
The units listed below are just a sample of what we can offer training in. We offer a wide variety of training tailored to suit your business needs.
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.
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)
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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.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type
|Indicative Course Fee
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
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.
|Additional course fees
|Indicative Course Fee
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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