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Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) FDF30510

Overview

You 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.
This qualification meets the requirements of the Food Processing Training Package (FDF10).

Qualification: Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) FDF30510
Program No: C3-TH14
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: This program will be delivered in either block release from industry or a combination of supervised on the job off the job training which will include a minimum of one day per week in simulated commercial kitchens at CIT over 2 semesters. Training on the job can also be negotiated in a simulated environment.
Likely Job Outcome: Pastry cook.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

You will need to provide a uniform and tools and purchase designated texts (approximate cost $500 and available by order from the CITSA bookshop). A detailed list of requirements is available from CIT Student Services on 02 6207 3188.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open Entry
If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1

  • FDFOP2064A  Provide and apply workplace information
    • CIT Code: WKNV164
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to identify, collect and provide information to convey meaning to others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB2001A  Form and fill pastry products
    • CIT Code: BAKE116
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to form pastry and deposit fillings into a pastry shell or onto a pastry sheet which may then be topped according to product requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB2002A  Prepare fillings
    • CIT Code: BAKE115
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare a range of fillings for use in cake, bread and pastry products in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSMENV272  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI143
      Cost: $95.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit of competency applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.
      This unit of competency applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.
      This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3001A  Produce pastry
    • CIT Code: BAKE153
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce pastry and shortbread in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3007A  Bake pastry products
    • CIT Code: BAKE117
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to bake pastry in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2

  • FDFOP2061A  Use numerical applications in the workplace
    • CIT Code: WKNV162
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This is unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply basic mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to undertake workplace calculations or to estimate approximate answers when exact calculations are not required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3014A  Produce sweet yeast products
    • CIT Code: BAKE156
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce a range of sweet yeast cakes, buns and pastries in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment. "
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3

  • FDFRB3003A  Produce sponge, cake and cookie batter
    • CIT Code: BAKE112
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce a range of cake, sponge and cookie batters in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3004A  Decorate cakes and cookies
    • CIT Code: BAKE118
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare and apply decorating materials, such as fondants and ganache, and use a range of typical decorating techniques.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3006A  Bake sponges, cakes and cookies
    • CIT Code: BAKE113
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to bake sponges, cakes and cookies in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFOHS3001A  Contribute to OHS processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS494
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to occupational health and safety (OHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3012A  Diagnose and respond to product and process faults (pastry, cake and cookies)
    • CIT Code: BAKE139
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to determine causes and address faults in pastry, cake and cookie products.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB2003A  Produce meringue-based products
    • CIT Code: BAKE122
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers the principles, equipment and procedures used to produce meringue-based products in an in-store bakery or retail baking environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFFS2001A  Implement the food safety program and procedures
    • CIT Code: OHSS490
      Cost: $95.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain personal hygiene and conduct food handling, housekeeping and waste disposal related to work tasks and responsibilities where work involves operation of production and/or packaging.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FDFRB3015A  Produce and decorate gateaux and tortes
    • CIT Code: BAKE157
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to plan, produce and decorate a range of multi-layered gateaux and tortes. "
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Patisserie SIT40716
Certificate III Retail Baking (Bread) FDF30610
Certificate III Patisserie SIT31016
Certificate III Retail Baking (Combined) FDF30710

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au