Certificate III in Baking

Course Code: FBP30517
Study Area:
Commercial Cookery

Bendigo City campus

Start date:  Rolling enrolments 

End date: 1 year from course commencement date. 2-3 years for Apprentices from course commencement

Life is what you bake it!  If you’re passionate about creating great food and thrive in a fast paced environment, studying commercial baking could offer you a fulfilling career.

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Baking (FBP30517) is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge required to work as a baker producing breads, cakes, pastries and biscuits in a commercial baking environment.

Our experienced teachers who are experts in their field, will guide you through the program.   

You will hone your skills in the fully equipped commercial bakery training kitchen at our Bendigo City Campus where you will learn how to produce:

  • Basic, savoury and specialty breads
  • Biscuits and cookies
  • Sweet yeast products
  • Basic artisan products
  • Cakes and puddings
  • Laminated and non-laminated pastries.

You’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that enables you to work as a baker in retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and hotels around the world.

Register for one of our information sessions here

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

Full time - 1 year from course commencement date. 2-3 years for Apprentices


This is a non-accredited course.

Possible careers
  • Bakery shift leader
  • Baker
  • Pastry chef
  • Pastry cook
  • Pie maker
  • Cake decorator

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.
  • All applications must, complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and Attend an individual interview.

Course overview

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview
  • AASN Registration for Apprentices
  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment 

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Practical Assessment
  • Knowledge Test
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Written Test
  • Observation
  • RPL

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship
  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Worksite
  • Blended

Key study areas
  • Scheduling and producing bakery production
  • Implementing food safety programs and procedures
  • Using food preparation equipment to prepare fillings.

Further study opportunities
  • You may wish to go on to higher level studies


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To you check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,708.80
Concession - average total course fee*$936.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$8,438.40
B.   Materials average fee**$216.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,499.20
Concession - average total course fee*$705.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$8,438.40
B.   Materials average fee**$216.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$720.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 6/05/2021 2:54 PM

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