Baking and Patisserie

If you have a love for creating beautiful confections and are a whiz at baking, you’ll find our baking and patisserie courses are the perfect way to start a career making mouth-watering creations that will delight and inspire. 

At Central Regional TAFE, our baking courses help you develop your skills in making a wide range of baked goods and pastries. So whether you’re interested in becoming a master cake decorator, or want to be a bread connoisseur in the making, you’ll find that our WA baking and patisserie courses will give you the right foundations for an exciting career.

With CR TAFE’s baking courses and patisserie courses, you’ll love learning about making pastries, cakes, and breads, using baking equipment and machinery. You’ll learn the basics of working in the retail baking sector and acquire experience working in fully-equipped, professional facilities that will help you to work safely and effectively as you progress throughout your career.

  • Pastry chef
  • Patissier

Baking and Patisserie Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
State ID: G014P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Beginners Cake Decorating

Getting paid is just the icing on the cake.

Your cakes will be the talk of the party with the skills you'll learn in this super-creative short course. Dig in and level-up your cake game today.

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On campus

Get heads turning with your amazing cake creations.

Learn the best tips and tricks from an experienced and licensed cake maker. Students will learn the basics of covering, decorating and colouring a cake. Students will work with fondant and learn how to cover a cake and create fondant flowers that can be used to decorate. 

This short course includes a comprehensive starter kit to complement your new skills. 

Short course
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

All the ingredients you need to get cooking.

No one wants a half-baked chef - give your career in commercial cookery the best base with this skill set covering all the essential skills that employers are looking for.

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On campus

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

This skill set covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to  clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.

Jobs that could lead from this skill set includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, and bar and food and beverage servers and attendants.

Want to study online?

This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus (see the study options below).

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Skills that will keep people safe.

Designed for those working in Hospitality, particularly in food handling and front of house. Learn how to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for you and your customers.

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Blended Delivery

Keep yourself and your customers safe. 

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting
    Skill set
    National ID: SIT20416
    State ID: AB10
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)

    Get a taste for the commercial cookery industry

    This course is perfect for getting your foot into a commercial kitchen. You'll learn the basic skills and knowledge to prepare and cook food.

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    On campus
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students

    Start your career in a commercial kitchen. 

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in such as in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.  You'll learn practical food preparation and cookery skills including hygienic and safe work practices, cleaning kitchen and equipment, preparing dishes and correct storage of perishable items. 

    After completing this course you'll have the skills and knowledge required to begin a commercial cookery or chef apprenticeship. 

    Certificate II
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