Vocational Programs

Certificate III In Patisserie (SIT31016)

30 Tuition weeks (Six blocks of five weeks) plus a 6 week practical work placement

The Course

For students wanting a career in Hospitality with an emphasis on patisserie this course covers all aspects of employment in this exciting field.

Moving from the theoretical to the practical graduates will have a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of Patisserie.

Plan your future in an industry that offers a secure and rewarding career path in the commercial cookery area of the hospitality industry. Studying Patisserie at Holmes Institute will prepare you for a successful career.

The courses offer a well-balanced program with a strong emphasis on practical 'hands on' training which is complemented by relevant theoretical hospitality subjects. The course ensures all students have the skills required for entry into this exciting industry.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course using a range of assessment tools which include workplace simulation exercises, class activities, assignments, case studies, practical demonstrations, quizzes and tests. Students must attempt all assessment items and are required to demonstrate competency in all aspects of the course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will typically have completed Year 11 in Australia or the equivalent in their country of origin.

Advanced Standing
Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applications can be made at the initial application or can be made within two weeks of commencement of the course.

Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours).

International Students
Entry into a Vocational Program requires an English level at least equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or Upper Intermediate at a Holmes English Language Centre. Students who do not have evidence of their English Language level and who are given a "conditional" offer of a place dependant on their English level are advised to have their English ability assessed prior to the commencement of the course. This can be arranged by contacting the International Office or the Campus Manager at any Holmes Campus. If students fail to meet the entry requirements they may enroll on an English language program at a Holmes English Language Centre. For fees associated with such classes please refer to the current Dates and Fees schedule or contact the International Office.

Students on a student visa MUST be enrolled in a full-time course.

Work Placement

In order to successfully complete the course and to be awarded with the certificate students must complete a period of work placement to demonstrate their ability to perform to the required standard in the workplace.

Work placement will take place in workplaces approved by Holmes Institute. Work Placement for this course will be up to 80 hours.

The Work Placement policy and samples of Work Placement Agreements are available on the Holmes website.

Intake Dates

Please visit the website for current intake dates: www.holmes.edu.au


Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns.

Course Enquiries
International Office: +61 3 9662 2055
Email: [email protected]

International Office
Phone: + 61 2 9299 1400
Email: [email protected]

Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31016)
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHPAT001Produce cakes
SITHPAT002Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT003Produce pastries
SITHPAT004Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT005Produce petits fours
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHCCC011Use cookery skills effectively
SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXINV001Receive and store stock
SITXCOM005Manage conflict
SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXFSA004Develop and implement a food safety program


Course Location


Holmes Institute reserves the right to amend course structure and subject content to meet changing industry demands.

CRICOS Provider Codes: Holmes Institute Pty Ltd VIC 02639M, NSW 02767C, QLD 02727M.