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SIT40721 Certificate IV in Patisserie

National ID: SIT40721 State ID: BHT2
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Do you have what it takes to be an artist in the kitchen?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, restaurant, or hotel.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 


  • work effectively in a commercial kitchen
  • plan, prepare and bake cakes, tarts, petit fours, pastries, chocolates, sugar decorations and showpieces
  • financial management
  • cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • managing workplace conflict 
  • workplace health and safety


In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • be able to multi-task
  • be customer focused, enthusiastic and energetic
  • have good attention to detail
  • be positive and able to work under pressure
  • be reliable and flexible and have a strong work ethic

This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3-4 days per week across three semesters.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen & exercise book) and wear enclosed footwear.

Uniform and equipment requirements

Students are responsible for purchasing their own uniform and knife kit. The list of items will be supplied at the interview stage during enrolments.

The approximate cost of the uniform is $215. The full knife set students are required to purchase is approximately $341.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application. 

Semester 1, 2024

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bentley
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Bentley
How On Campus

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