Certificate IV in Patisserie
Certificate IV in Patisserie Code SIT40716
Work-Based Training (WBT) 160 hours consisting minimum of 24 complete service periods/shifts with the combination of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and special function
Location The training must be completed in an industry commercial kitchen with realistic ratios of kitchen staff to customers
Mervic College’s Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40716) course reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. Students will be trained to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.
The Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40716) course 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.
This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. Students will learn how to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.
Possible job roles include:
Chef De Partie
Students will need to complete 26 core units and 6 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.
BSBDIV501 – Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBSUS401 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHCCC001 – Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 – Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC011 – Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC018 – Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005 – Coordinate cooking operations
SITHPAT001 – Produce cakes
SITHPAT002 – Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
SITHPAT003 – Produce Pastries
SITHPAT004 – Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHPAT005 – Produce petits fours
SITHPAT006 – Produce desserts
SITHPAT007 – Prepare and model marzipan
SITHPAT008 – Produce chocolate confectionery
SITHPAT009 – Model sugar-based decorations
SITHPAT010 – Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces
SITXCOM005 – Manage conflict
SITXFIN003 – Manage finances within a budget
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM003 – Lead and manage people
SITXINV002 – Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXMGT001 – Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003 – Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
SITFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHKOP001 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXCCS007 – Enhance customer service experiences
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at Mervic College.
English Language Requirements
International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:
i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of Mervic College’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.
Results older than two years are not acceptable.
ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States
iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at Mervic College’s campus as part of the enrolment process.
If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment, levels visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
Please note: Mervic College will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:
– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT
– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT
– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to Mervic College courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.
Level of Study Academic Requirements
Certificate III Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
Certificate IV Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
Advanced Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in the relevant field of education or work.
Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in the relevant field of education or work.
All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, and relevant experience.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)
Students undertaking Mervic College Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by Mervic College. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy, and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with Mervic College Australia.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)
Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy, and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.
Qualifications offered by Mervic College are based on the principles, guidelines, and standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.
- Duration 35 hours
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