Certificate III in Retail Baking - Cake and Pastry

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Food Processing Training Package. Students will gain skills and knowledge in relation to baking a range cakes, pastries and cookies. The program covers the generic skills needed when working in a bakery or commercial kitchen including food handling, working with others, receiving and storing supplies, communication, quality control and hygiene.

Entry Requirements:

Students entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements must be employed in the industry and must register with an Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) prior to enrolment.

Subjects you can Study:

Implement the food safety program and procedures; Use numerical applications in the workplace; Provide and apply workplace information; Form and fill pastry products; Prepare fillings; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Contribute to OHS processes; Produce pastry; Produce sponge, cake and cookie batter; Decorate cakes and cookies; Bake sponges, cakes and cookies; Bake pastry products; Diagnose and respond to product and process faults (pastry, cake and cookies); Produce meringue-based products; Produce sweet yeast products; Produce and decorate gateaux and tortes; Plan and schedule production for retail bakery.

Accepts International Students:


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Baker, Pastrycook,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CIT Reid No info No 3 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00001K

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