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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Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 6 months (after successful completion of Certificate III in Patisserie or equivalent - 12 months)

Class times: 4 days per week

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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 and Academic Requirements

International students must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Patisserie or equivalent with a pass. 

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may apply for the Certificate III in Patisserie with this course as a package offer.

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) with no band less than 5.0 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 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

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Tuition Fee$10,170
Service Fee$166
Material Fee$1,050
Retain Course Items$0
Estimated Fee$11,386

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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Course Structure

You will need to study 32 units (including 16 units that will be completed as part of the SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie and the remaining 16 will be completed during your one semester of SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie)

It is a Box Hill Institute requirement for students to have completed the SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie before enrolling in the SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie.

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