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CERTIFICATE IV IN PATISSERIE- SIT40716

Course Outline

SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
Course CodeC4HPAT_SIT40716
CRISCOS Code096074K
Delivery ModeVaried: Face to Face, Kitchen, Classroom, Workshop, Computer generated supervised learning
LocationMelbourne
Course DurationUp to 18 months
Nominal Study Hours1260 hours
Work Based Training103 hours
Qualification LevelCertificate IV
Nationally RecognisedYes
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Course Overview

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.

Individuals with this qualification may have titles including chef patissier or chef de partie and are able to perform roles such as:

  • Supervising the pastry kitchen in a large hotel
  • Supervising the pastry kitchen in a catering operation
  • Supervising a small patisserie

Work would be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where patisserie products are prepared and served, including:

  • Patisseries
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Catering operations
  • Clubs
  • Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Coffee shops

Course Details

Subjects
Synopsis of Units
Assessment Methods
Entry Requirements
Course Completion
Course Availability
Future Pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Credit Transfer (CT)
Special Requirements
Subjects

Subjects

The SIT40713 Certificate IV in Patisserie qualification is made up of 32 units of competency from the SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. These consist of 26 core units and 6 elective units* as outlined below:

Unit CodeUnit Name
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 (HOLISTIC UNIT - WBT)
SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations (HOLISTIC UNIT - WBT)
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
ELECTIVES
SITHKOP001Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITXCCS008Develop and Manage quality customer service practices
SITXFIN004Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXMGT002Establish and conduct business relationships
BSBMGT517Manage operational plan
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol

ANIBT may change the elective units based on industry, student needs and trainer availability.

Synopsis of Units

Core Units

BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace 60 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage diversity in the workplace. It covers implementing the organisation’s diversity policy, fostering diversity within the work team and promoting the benefits of a diverse workplace.

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BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment 25 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely use commercial kitchen equipment to prepare a range of different food types.

SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery 45 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of basic cookery methods to prepare dishes.

SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively 50 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of cookery skills during service and production periods. The unit integrates key technical and organisational skills covered in individual units and focuses on the way these must be applied in a commercial kitchen.

The unit applies to hospitality and catering operations, including restaurants, educational institutions, health establishments, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, cafes, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers, and event and function caterers. It applies to individuals who prepare a range of food items using standard recipes, but who may not be fully qualified cooks. Styles of menus may be classical, contemporary or ethnic and may be formal or informal according to organisational requirements.

This unit underpins the more advanced integrated unit: SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook, which applies to qualified cooks.

SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements 75 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare dishes for people who have special dietary needs for health, lifestyle or cultural reasons. It requires the ability to confirm the dietary requirements of customers, use special recipes, select special ingredients and produce food to satisfy special requirements.

This unit does not include menu planning for special diets which is covered in the unit SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements.

SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations 100 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate the production of food in commercial kitchens. It requires the ability to plan the production of food, organise required food supplies for food production period, supervise food production processes and monitor the quality of kitchen outputs.

Food production can be for any type of cuisine and food service style. It covers Asian cookery, patisserie products and bulk-cooked foods.

SITHPAT001 Produce cakes 24 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce cakes and sponges following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate cakes and sponges.

It does not include making specialised cakes, which is covered in SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes.

SITHPAT002 Produce gateaux, torten and cakes 60 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use standard recipes to produce specialised cakes that require finish, decoration and presentation of a high order. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients, and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill, assemble and decorate specialised cakes.

The making of basic cakes is covered in SITHPAT001 Produce cakes.

Specialised cakes include sponges, gateaux, torten, sweet pastes and meringues. This unit applies to hospitality and catering organisations that produce and serve specialised patisserie products, including hotels, restaurants and patisseries.

SITHPAT003 Produce pastries 24 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce pastries and pastry products following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill and decorate pastries.

SITHPAT004 Produce yeast-based bakery products 42 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce yeast-based bakery products following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate sweet and savoury breads, rolls, buns and yeast raised pastries.

SITHPAT005 Produce petits fours 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce, using standard recipes, specialised petits fours which require finishing, decoration and presentation of a high order. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make, fill, assemble and decorate specialised petits fours.

SITHPAT006 Produce desserts 100 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce hot, cold and frozen desserts following standard and special dietary recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and present desserts.

SITHPAT007 Prepare and model marzipan 24 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare marzipan from manufactured marzipan paste; produce and decorate a variety of modelled figures, shapes and flowers, and to ice specialised cakes with marzipan.

The preparation and modelling of marzipan is a high order technical skill used by experienced patissiers who operate independently or with limited guidance from others.

SITHPAT008 Produce chocolate confectionary 60 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to temper couverture (pure coating chocolate) to produce individual chocolates. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to mould and fill individual chocolates with hard or soft fillings and centres.

The preparation and moulding of individual chocolates is a high order technical skill used by experienced patissiers who operate independently or with limited guidance from others.

SITHPAT009 Model sugar-based decorations 48 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare liquid sugar and to model sugar-based decorations for cakes and desserts. It requires the ability to design decorations and to pull, cast and blow sugar.

The preparation and modelling of sugar is a high order technical skill used by experienced patissiers who operate independently or with limited guidance from others.

SITHPAT010 Design and produce buffet showpieces 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce showpieces for display with sweet buffets. It requires the ability to make all individual decorative components from individual or combined sugar, chocolate, pastillage and marzipan materials and to assemble the complete showpiece for display.

The unit applies to hospitality and catering organisations that produce, display and serve specialist patisserie products, including hotels, restaurants and patisseries. The showpiece could be for a buffet that is one-off for a special event or function or a series of regular buffets offered by the organisation.

The preparation display of showpieces is a high order technical skill used by experienced patissiers who operate independently or with limited guidance from others.

SITXCOM005 Manage conflict 20 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to resolve complex or escalated complaints and disputes with internal and external customers and colleagues. It requires the ability to use effective conflict resolution techniques and communication skills to manage conflict and develop solutions. It does not cover formal negotiation, counselling or mediation.

SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for budget management where others may have developed the budget. It requires the ability to interpret budgetary requirements, allocate resources, monitor actual income and expenditure, and report on budgetary deviations.

The skills and knowledge for budget development are covered in SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets.

SITXFSA001 use hygienic practices for food safety 15 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

Safe food handling practices are based on an organisation’s individual food safety program. The program would normally be based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) method, but this unit can apply to other food safety systems.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

 

SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach.

SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people 60 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership.

SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations 20 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to oversee and monitor the quality of day-to-day work. It requires the ability to communicate effectively with team members, plan and organise operational functions, and solve problems.

SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items 10 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain the quality of perishable supplies for food and beverage, commercial cookery or catering operations. It requires the ability to store perishable supplies in optimum conditions to minimise wastage and avoid food contamination.

It does not include general stock control processes which are covered by SITXINV001 Receive and store stock.

SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement predetermined work health and safety practices designed, at management level, to ensure a safe workplace. It requires the ability to monitor safe work practices and coordinate consultative arrangements, risk assessments, work health and safety training, and the maintenance of records.

The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.

It applies to those people who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers.

This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to take a systematic approach to managing the safety of their workers and anyone else in the workplace.

Elective Units

SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment in commercial kitchens to ensure the safety of food. It requires the ability to work safely and to use resources efficiently to reduce negative environmental impacts.

SIXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, monitor and adjust customer service practices. It requires the ability to consult with colleagues and customers, develop policies and procedures for quality service provision, and manage the delivery of customer service.

SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse financial and other business information to prepare and monitor budgets. It requires the ability to draft and negotiate budgets, identify deviations, and manage the delivery of successful budgetary performance.

The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The budget may be for an entire organisation, for a department or for a particular project or activity.

SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships 60 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and manage positive business relationships. It requires the ability to use high-level communication and relationship building skills to conduct formal negotiations and make commercially significant business-to-business agreements.

The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals who take responsibility for making decisions about purchasing or marketing activities. They also oversee the maintenance of contracts or agreements. This could include senior operational personnel, sales and marketing personnel, managers or owner-operators of small businesses. Agreements may relate to corporate accounts, service contracts, agency agreements, venue contracts, rate negotiations, preferred product agreements, supply agreements and marketing agreements.

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan 60 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.

Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation’s operational plan.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10 hours

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol.

Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold or served, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit, therefore, applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold or served, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.

The unit applies to all levels of sales personnel involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor sales persons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.

The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale or service of alcohol.

Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases all people involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff.

This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.

Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

ANIBT may change the elective units based on industry, student needs and trainer availability.

Assessment Methods

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this qualification. However, it is highly recommended that students are currently in a workplace or have access to a workplace for this course.

For International Students

Please check with the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) regarding international students enrolling into any online only based qualifications.

The Australian government publishes rules for English language proficiency for international students applying for entry to vocational training. You should establish your country’s assessment level by reading the DHA rules at www.homeaffairs.gov.au. Be aware that the rules are subject to change from time to time.

Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency for doing a Certificate or Diploma course, an international student needs one of the following test scores:

TestScore
IELTS5.5
PTE Ac42
TOEFL iBT46
TOEFL PBT527
Cambridge5.B2 – 160-179

ANIBT also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s home country is English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home.

Overseas students who do not provide a satisfactory score from an English test recognised by DHA will be interviewed to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at ANIBT as part of the registration process.

If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a vocational training Certificate or Diploma course.

Note: ANIBT may establish student’s English language proficiency appropriateness’ level if:

  • The student has completed 1-year study which is taught in English
  • The student has successfully completed ELICOS course and the level is equivalent to IELTS 5.5
  • The student passes ANCE English assessment test, under supervision by ANIBT or ANIBT representative
    agents (does not apply to offshore direct-application).
Course Completion

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification
SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie issued by the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ANIBT).

The Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider number: 21368) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Course Availability

Course Availability

ANIBT’s programs allow participants to undertake their studies in a variety of flexible ways including:

  • Classroom*
  • Computer generated supervised learning*
  • Workshop
  • Correspondence

ANIBT has regular intakes for its classroom-based courses as follows:

            *delivery modes available for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

January Term 1 intake
April Term 2 intake
July Term 3 intake
October Term 4 intake

Please contact ANIBT to discuss your specific study and qualification requirements and how we can tailor a program to suit your specific requirements.

Future Pathways

Future Pathways

After successful completion of your Certificate IV, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications.

Please see here for more information on available Pathways through the college. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the competencies the Unit of competency is assessing.
Please contact ANIBT directly to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous studies.
ANIBT recognises AQTF registered organisations for credit transfers.
Please contact ANIBT directly to discuss your previous studies and we will be able to guide you through the credit transfer process

Special Requirements

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the course.

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