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FDF30610 Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)


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Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

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Pastrycook'S Assistant

This Qualification covers the retail baking - bread specialisation within the food processing industry.

The Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread) provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on bread baking.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Baking include:

  • Bread Baker

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email

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.


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


Pathways into the Qualification

Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:

  • FDF20510 Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
  • direct entry
  • relevant vocational training and/or work experience.
  • Pathways from the Qualification

    After achieving this Qualification, candidates may undertake FDF40110 Certificate IV in Food Processing or other suitable Certificate IV Qualifications.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements to enter this qualification however a basic level of maths and English would be expected.

Students are sent an induction letter inviting them to an induction day, the letter includes contact details of the lecturer coordinating the course and what they can expect from the session. On the day of induction the students complete enrolment forms, complete a learner support indicator assessment to determine if learner support is required and receive course information such as training dates and content.

On commencement of the course the students are given a campus tour and tour of the kitchen facilities where they will be undertaking the training throughout the course.

As students complete some study using computers, basic computer literacy is needed.International students, please refer to:

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 600 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,800.00
Domestic Full Fees: $11,700.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FDF Food Processing Training Package.

    This qualification will be superseded by FBP30417 during 2018. Further information will be published as soon as it becomes available. It is recommended that students contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details.

  • Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see

    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:

    Location and study mode

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

    Locations: Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Culinary Arts
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7526
Fax: 08 8946 7833

Course structure

Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread) a total of THIRTEEN (13) units of competency must be completed. This comprises NINE (9) core units of competency plus FOUR (4) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 600. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.

Code Module/Unit of Competency
FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS3001A Contribute to OHS processes  40
FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace 30
FDFOP2064A Provide and apply workplace information   30
FDFRB3002A Produce bread dough 80
FDFRB3005A Bake bread 40
FDFRB3010A Process dough 60
FDFRB3011A Diagnose and respond to product and process faults (bread)* 60
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices    30
  Total nominal hours – core units
FDFRB3014A Produce sweet yeast products
FDFRB3009A Retard dough
FDFRB3013A Produce artisan breads*
FDFRB3016A Plan and schedule production for retail bakery
  Total nominal hours – elective units
  Total nominal hours for the qualification

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of the following prerequisite unit(s):

  • FDFRB3002A Produce bread dough
  • FDFRB3005A Bake bread
  • FDFRB3010A Process dough

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