This cake and pastry course in NSW is perfect for those looking to upskill in the art of pastry making. The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry (FBP30321) qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a pastry cook who bakes cake, pastry, and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment. To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 15 units – 11 core units plus four elective units.

Those who participate in the Certificate III in Cake and Pastry can expect to learn to knead, cut, mould, mix, shape, and bake dough and pastry while also preparing a variety of decorations and fillings for bread, cakes, and pastries. Other areas covered include kitchen safety and hygiene. BITA trainers also encourage experimentation with ingredients and recipes to develop interesting flavours and enhance basic skills. The following list is an example of what units covered in the cake and pastry qualification:

  • Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings
  • Produce laminated pastry products
  • Produce non-laminated pastry products
  • Produce sponge cake products
  • Produce biscuit and cookie products
  • Produce cake and pudding products
  • Schedule and produce cake and pastry production
  • Produce basic artisan products
  • Implement the food safety program and procedures
  • Participate in OHS processes
  • Use numerical applications in the workplace
Cake and Pastry Course in New South Wales
Cake and Pastry Course in NSW

How to enrol in a certificate III in cake and pastry

To be eligible for enrolment in this cake and pastry course in NSW you need to gain employment at a bakery. The bakery must also have a trade qualified baker/pastrycook onsite.

Course Cost

The Certificate III in Cake and Pastry course in NSW is subsidised by the NSW Government as part of the Smart and Skilled program. More information about funding and subsidies can be found here.

Duration of Certificate iii in Cake and Pastry

In New South Wales the Certificate III in Cake and Pastry at BITA is delivered over three years using a flexible delivery model. This means apprentices learn on the job with assistance from their qualified trades person and regular visits from their assigned BITA trainer. Where training or assessment cannot be completed onsite in the bakery, the apprentice attends a block workshop at our fully equipped, top of the range training facility – located in Morningside, Queensland.

Future Opportunities

Those who complete a cake and pastry course in NSW such as the Certificate III in Cake and Pastry will have on completion a broad selection of career paths open to them including but not limited to the following:

  • Pastry Chef in the professional kitchen of a hotel, resort, restaurant, cafe etc.
  • Pâtissier in patisserie or boulangerie
  • Pastrycook in a bakery
Qualification available at BITA in New South Wales

For more information about completing a cake and pastry course in NSW or the BITA Certificate III in Cake and Pastry in Queensland please call (07) 3899 6100 or email