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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This qualification is delivered over a period of 1 semester face-to-face. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Intake

Locations

Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

FBP20221

Overview

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a baker's assistant working in a commercial baking environment.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, and work health and safety, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

Infection control, including COVID-19 measures and the associated restrictions, have been implemented, to ensure the safety and well-being of students, lecturing staff and the wider community.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification include:

  • Bakery production assistant
  • Baker's assistant.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to FBP30521 Certificate III in Baking, FBP30321 Certificate III in Cake and Pastry and FBP30421 Certificate III in Bread Baking.

Fees

2022 indicative course fee:
At the time of enrolment, secondary school students will receive tuition fee exemption by providing details of their secondary school on the VET101 - VET Enrolment form.

This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Subsidised place or $13,400 for Domestic Full fee places.

Course information flyer(s)

VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study cookery or baking at CDU?

Reach your full potential with skills in the dynamic culinary arts and food processing industry. Upskill with a hands-on training course.

  • Learn in state-of-the-art commercial facilities
  • Qualify faster with recognition of prior learning
  • The Territory's largest training provider
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study cookery or baking at CDU?

Gain the skills to reach your full potential in the dynamic culinary arts and food processing industry. Upskill yourself with a hands-on training course for you at CDU.

  • learn in state-of-the-art commercial facilities

What will I study?

To achieve FBP20221 Certificate II in Baking, a total of eleven (11) units of competency must be completed comprising seven (7) Core and four (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 670.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
FBPRBK2002Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings40
FBPOPR2069Use numerical applications in the workplace30
FBPRBK3005Produce basic bread products120
FBPOPR2071Provide and apply workplace information30
FBPRBK2005Maintain ingredient stores40
FBPFSY2002Apply food safety procedures30
FBPWHS2001Participate in work health and safety processes40
 Total nominal hours for core units330
Elective units of competency (Select 4)
FBPRBK3008Produce sponge cake products80
FBPRBK3002Produce non laminated pastry products80
FBPRBK3014Produce sweet yeast products100
FBPRBK3009Produce biscuit and cookie products80
 Total nominal hours for elective units340
 Total nominal hours for the qualification670

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, although students will be encouraged to seek employment or work experience in a commercial bakery to expand on their learning.

A basic level of maths and English is required. All applicants will need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment to show that they have an appropriate level of LLN skills to participate successfully in the course and to identify any support needs.

Applicants are to attend a formal interview with the course coordinator to determine suitability for the course and that they have a clear understanding of the course requirements.

The teachers at CDU were amazing!

They were very passionate and knowledgeable and worked hard to meet both the learning and personal needs of students. Their care and individual attention meant that students like me received additional one-on-one training when I missed classes due to family or work commitments. 

Leah

CDU student

CDU student Leah Sloane in front of her pub

The lecturers really care about us, and CDU has really good equipment to support our study. If you really want to join this course, you must know that everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.

Nicholas

CDU student

palmerston-cookery-nicholas

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FOOD PROCESSING
Occupation types
Pastrycook'S Assistant
Area of study
Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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