This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organisations where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • Students must have sufficient literacy and language English skills and may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to undertaking training to ensure they have the required skills to undertake training at this level
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to under some assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.
For additional information regarding the specific units listed please visit (Certificate IV in Patisserie).

Unit Outline

You will be required to be competent in 32 units, consisting of 26 core unit and 6 elective units of competency as below.

    • 6 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification


Core units
BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT001Produce cakes
SITHPAT002Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT003Produce pastries
SITHPAT004Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT005Produce petits fours
SITHPAT006Produce desserts
SITHPAT007Prepare and model marzipan
SITHPAT008Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT009Model sugar-based decorations
SITHPAT010Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
SITXCOM005Manage conflict
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Elective units
Client and Customer Service
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers
SITXCCS007Enhance customer service experiences
Commercial Cookery and Catering
SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC015Produce and serve food for buffets
SITHCCC021Prepare specialised food items
Computer Operations and ICT Management
BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301Create and use databases
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
SITXFIN002Interpret financial information
First Aid
HLTAID003Provide first aid
Food and Beverage
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB019Plan and monitor espresso coffee service
Food Safety
SITXFSA003Transport and store food
SITXFSA004Develop and implement a food safety program
Human Resource Management
SITXHRM002Roster staff
TAEASS301BContribute to assessment
TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction
TAEDEL404AMentor in the workplace
SITXINV001Receive and store stock
SITXINV003Purchase goods
SITXINV004Control stock
Kitchen Operations and Management
SITHKOP002Plan and cost basic menus
SITHKOP003Plan and display buffets
SITHKOP004Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITHKOP006Plan catering for events or functions
Work Health and Safety
SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Working in Industry
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Qualify Me we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This is exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.
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Sometimes it’s hard to understand all these figures, so why not speak to a career advisor today! We are here to help you make the right decision on your study and career prospects!

Sometimes it’s hard to understand all these figures, so why not speak to a career advisor today! We are here to help you make the right decision on your study and career prospects!

Career Outcomes

  • Chef de partie
  • Chef Patissier

Study Pathways

Upon successful completion of this qualification you can undertake further study in Diploma in Patisserie.

Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team or visiting

Can I apply?

This program is available to those with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.


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