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VTP269 Introduction to Cake Decorating


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Estimated completion time: year/s

The length of time to complete this training program is normally 4 weeks.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Baking Factory Worker

This is a short program for individuals wishing to learn cake decorating or explore baking as a pathway into the food industry.

Career opportunities

This training program is for students wishing to explore cake baking and decorating as a hobby or a pathway to employment.

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


Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to FBP10217 Certificate I in Baking. On completion of these units¿ credit(s) may be available into other courses.

Course information flyer(s)

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this program. However it is recommended that students discuss any food allergies with the CDU Culinary Arts team before enrolment. Students are required to apply through the CDU Culinary Arts delivery team and once accepted into the course will enrol in person at the CDU Palmerston Campus.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 110 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $352.00
Domestic Full Fees: $2,145.00

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2020: Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published as soon as it available
  • This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Location and study mode

    Locations: Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal

Contact details

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

Course structure

To achieve the vocational training program VTP269 Introduction to Cake Decorating a total of TWO (2) units of competency must be completed as listed below. Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' for units of competency successfully completed.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 110.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
FBPRBK2003 Assist sponge cake production 80
FBPOPR1005 Operate basic equipment 30
  Total nominal hours 110