Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)
Flexible(2 years)

Start Date(s): Non-apprentices - Feb 2019
Apprentices - Rolling enrolments
End Date(s): Non-apprentices - Dec 2019
Apprentices - 2021
Days and Time: Non-apprentice students will be in class three days a week. Apprentices - Training days and times will be determined by your workplace.

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on cakes and pastry.

At Kangan Institute we will inspire you to produce and decorate a variety of cakes and pastries.  You will learn from industry award winning trainers who will share their expertise in the baking industry.

This course is offered as an apprenticeship only.

Check out what Kangan Institute students have to say about our Retail Baking courses here.



Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FDFFS2001AImplement The Food Safety Program And Procedures30
FDFOP2061AUse Numerical Applications In The Workplace30
FDFRB2001AForm And Fill Pastry Products40
FDFRB2002APrepare Fillings30
FDFRB3001AProduce Pastry50
FDFRB3003AProduce Sponge, Cake And Cookie Batter70
FDFRB3006ABake Sponges, Cakes And Cookies50
FDFRB3007ABake Pastry Products30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FDFRB3014AProduce sweet yeast products50
TLIA3038AControl and order stock40

How will I be assessed?

Apprentices will undergo on-the-job practical assessment by their trainers.

Additional comments

All applicants are required to be currently employed in the Retail Baking Industry.

What will I study?

You will learn how to produce and decorate a large range of cakes, pastries & cookies.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
710 612 $3.00 $0.60 $11.44

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

Can I apply?

It is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Applicants will also need to be employed in a retail baking environment.


Where and how can I study?

All your training will be conducted either at your workplace or a combination of your workplace and our Broadmeadows campus depending on training requirements.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the Retail Baking industry as a Pastry Chef or a professional cake decorator

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills and knowledge in producing and decorating a large range of cakes and pastries

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cakes & Pastry). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students completing this course can apply for and undertake the Certificate IV in Advanced Baking, the Diploma of Hospitality Management or the Diploma of Food Processing.

How do I apply?

Students can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the website page for this course.

How will I be selected for this course?

This course is only offered as an Apprenticeship, so all applicants will need to be currently employed in the Retail Baking Industry.

Applicants must also be at least 16 years old.