About the course

About the course

Our patisserie course provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the trade. With your new pastry skills you’ll be ready for employment in restaurants, hotels, bakeries, pastry kitchens and confectioners' shops.

In our patisserie course, you'll learn:

  • to make a variety of cakes, with a focus on gluten and dairy-free products
  • techniques for a range of pastries including croissants, fruit tartlets, danishes and éclairs
  • develop your ability to identify cake and pastry faults and know how to troubleshoot them
  • to make a variety of bread doughs from white, wholemeal and sweet, working with a variety of commercial pastry and bakery equipment
  • how to produce gateaux and petit fours using various techniques and skills to create high-quality industry-standard finishes
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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 12 months

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for positions as a pastry chef or patissier.

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Entry Requirements

You must have Australian Year 11 or equivalent with a pass. Relevant senior employment experience in the industry will be considered.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion enables you to apply for the Certificate IV in Patisserie or the Diploma of Hospitality Management (Specialising in Patisserie).

International students: you may wish to apply or package this course with the Certificate IV in Patisserie, Diploma of Hospitality Management (Specialising in Patisserie) and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management at Box Hill Institute.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$504$2,520$10,080
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$1,008$1,008$1,008
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,752$3,768$11,328
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,752$3,768$11,328

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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