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FBP30521 Certificate III in Baking

Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1
Online - No

Locations

Palmerston
Palmerston

Course code

FBP30521

Overview

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a baker who bakes bread, cake, pastry and biscuit products 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.

This qualification is suitable as an apprenticeship.

This qualification is available to international students and mainstream students to study full time.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification include:

  • Artisan baker
  • Baker
  • Bread baker
  • Chef patisserie
  • Pastry cook
  • Pastry chef
  • Pastry sous chef

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 FBP40221 Certificate IV in Baking

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Credit transfer, or advanced standing, is awarded based on previous relevant studies completed successfully within the past seven years.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of advanced standing where credit is granted based upon the assessment of a student's prior formal, non-formal and informal learning (or a combination thereof) to determine the extent to which the student has achieved the required learning outcomes of a specified unit.
To apply for credit transfer or RPL, you must apply to study at CDU and submit the relevant supporting documents including:

  • HE113 Application for Exemption Form (PDF, 216.84 KB)
  • Official Academic Record (Academic transcript and award certificates)
  • Unit outlines or syllabus matching time-frame of studies. Unit outlines must be specific to the teaching period in which the unit was undertaken and must include:
    • aims/objectives
    • learning outcomes
    • assessment items
    • resources required and institutional identifiers (web links are not accepted, these must be converted to PDF prior to submission)

Please make sure you submit all the required documents with your application to ensure processing time is reduced.

 

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  Fee Free TAFE*  Free
  Full Fee  $32,400.00

*This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retain or upskill.

Fee free places are available for eligible domestic students who are NT residents, limited places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing student visa holders in 2024 is AUD $15,836.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses
CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve FBP30521 Certificate III in Baking a total of nineteen (19) units of competency must be completed comprising fifteen (15) 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 1620.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
FBPFSY2002Apply food safety procedures30
FBPOPR2069Use numerical applications in the workplace30
FBPRBK2002Use food preparation equipment to prepare fillings40
FBPRBK3001Produce laminated pastry products100
FBPRBK3002Produce non laminated pastry products80
FBPRBK3005Produce basic bread products120
FBPRBK3006Produce savoury bread products100
FBPRBK3007Produce specialty flour bread products100
FBPRBK3008Produce sponge cake products80
FBPRBK3009Produce biscuit and cookie products80
FBPRBK3010Produce cake and pudding products120
FBPRBK3014Produce sweet yeast products100
FBPRBK3015Schedule and produce bakery production120
FBPRBK3018Produce basic artisan products100
FBPWHS2001Participate in work heath and safety processes40
 Total nominal hours for core units1240
Elective units of competency (Select 4)
FBPRBK3003Produce specialist pastry products100
FBPRBK3016Control and order bakery stock40
FBPRBK4001^Produce artisan bread120
FBPRBK4003*Produce gateaux, tortes and entremets120
 Total nominal hours for elective units380
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1620

* Unit has prerequisite of FBPRBK3010.
^ Unit has prerequisite of FBPRBK3005.
 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

This course is for apprentices who have a Training Agreement (Apprenticeship) with an employer. 

There are no entry requirements for students in this qualification, although a basic level of Maths and English is required. For International students a minimum IELTS 5.5 score is required.

All students 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.

Generally English is a second language for international students and the learner requires additional support in this area. 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.

Students are encouraged to seek employment in the baking industry to assist with skill development.

Admission criteria

As part of the application process, it is important that you meet the minimum academic entry requirements. If you have any questions, please email the International team: international@cdu.edu.au. We look forward to helping you through the process of applying to study with us at CDU.

ProgramsEntry requirements
Certificate level programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 10
Diploma and advanced diploma programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
 

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Course details

Accreditation

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

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.

International Students
This qualification is available to international students at Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 107364E). Please refer to VET International for the course and fee information

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
FOOD PROCESSING
Occupation types
Baker
Area of study
Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Contact details

Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Location: Palmerston & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7800 (PAL); 08 8959 5311 (ASP) Student Central 1800 061 963
Email: vet.culinaryarts@cdu.edu.au

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You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU TAFE has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU TAFE courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like TAFE and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Palmerston
107364E

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