Certificate in Practical Pâtisserie

The Certificate in Practical Pâtisserie introduces you to the fundamental skills needed in the pâtisserie department of commercial kitchens.

This pâtisserie certificate combines theory and practice, and traditional and modern techniques to meet the needs of the industry. Tuition and practical training takes place in our specialist pâtisserie training kitchen. You'll also work at AUT's on-campus café retail outlet.

At the heart of the programme is a buffet presentation where you create classic and contemporary dishes to showcase your pâtisserie skills. Other highlights of the programme include creating celebration cakes, an ice cream buffet, a chocolates and petits fours display, and a pop-up pâtisserie shop.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • Applicant must be at least 17 years old

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent.

Other requirements

The practical side of this programme involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment, and requires you to demonstrate a level of awareness and skill that does not compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others.

Skills needed for culinary arts courses

You gain practical pâtisserie kitchen and production skills, as well as an understanding of related theory, and food hygiene and safety practices. You explore various production methods to reflect the different workplaces you could work in, including specialist cake shops, hotels, restaurants, functions, banquets and special events.

Complete the following papers

  • Trainee pâtissier
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time
City Campus

25 Feb 2019

$6,450 - $6,467
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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