About the course

About the course

Advance your pastry chef career with our patisserie course, which provides you with the skills to confidently apply for roles, such as that of a pastry chef with a supervisory or team leader role in the kitchen.

Completing our patisserie course will position you to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

Some of the amazing skills you'll learn in this course include how to:

  • prepare cakes and pastries
  • create gateaux, torten and cakes
  • make yeast-based bakery products
  • produce petits fours
  • prepare and model marzipan
  • design and produce sweet buffet showpieces

You'll also learn key skills to assist in the day-to-day running of a business, such as how to:

  • manage conflict
  • manage finances within a budget
  • coach others in job skills
  • lead and manage people
  • monitor work operations

If you're a citizen or permanent resident of Australia and meet the selection criteria, you may have the opportunity to complete a semester of this course overseas with one of our Global Education Network (GEN) partners in the United States of America or Canada. You must have a strong academic record and demonstrate your ability to represent Box Hill Institute in a professional manner.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 6 months (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery)

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

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Career Outcomes

This course provides you with the skills to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops, with possible roles including that of a chef de partie or chef patissier

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Entry Requirements

You must have completed the Certificate III in Patisserie or equivalent with a pass. However we will consider relevant senior employment experience in the industry. 


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 Diploma of Hospitality Management then the Bachelor of Hospitality Management with credit for your previous study.

International students: you may wish to apply or packaged this course with the 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 4

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$1,001$5,004$19,398
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$1,886$1,886$1,886
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$3,127$7,130$21,524
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,838$4,028$11,903

* 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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Course Structure

You will study 32 units

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