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:
AK3546
Level:
4
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.