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

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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 and Academic Requirements

International students must have completed an Australian Year 11 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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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

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Annual Tuition Fee$15,460
Annual Service Fee$166
Annual Material Fee$1,008
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$0
Estimated Annual Fee$16,634

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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