SIT31016 - Certificate III in Patisserie

Experienced patissier? Achieve formal recognition.

Your experience preparing patisseries, including cakes, gateaux, tortes, pastries, and yeast-based bakery items, might already make you eligible for a Certificate III in Patisserie via RPL. This is the perfect opportunity for experienced pastry chefs to achieve formal industry recognition and cement their career within the hospitality industry.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

22 units must be completed:

  • 17 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 units from the list below
  • 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work effectively with others


Use food preparation equipment


Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery


Use cookery skills effectively


Clean kitchen premises and equipment


Produce cakes


Produce gateaux, torten and cakes


Produce pastries


Produce yeast-based bakery products


Produce petits fours


Produce desserts


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Participate in safe food handling practices


Coach others in job skills


Maintain the quality of perishable items


Participate in safe work practices

Elective units 



Communicate in the workplace


Carry out basic workplace calculations

Client and Customer Service 


Provide service to customers

Commercial Cookery and Catering 


Produce and serve food for buffets


Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

Communication and Teamwork 


Source and present information


Show social and cultural sensitivity

Computer Operations and ICT Management 


Create and use spreadsheets


Create and use databases


Design and produce business documents

First Aid 


Provide first aid

Food and Beverage 


Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages


Prepare and serve espresso coffee


Serve food and beverage

Food Safety 


Transport and store food



Receive and store stock


Purchase goods

Kitchen Operations 


Plan and cost basic menus

Work Health and Safety 


Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Working in Industry 


Source and use information on the hospitality industry

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing

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