Pastry and Bakery

Course ID
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Lecture, Online, Practical Sessions, Seminar, Workshops
6 Months + On the job training (OJT)
Know why things turn out right, and why they sometimes turn out wrong. Understand the science behind the pastry arts!

Do you have a desire to run your own bakery or café? Or to bake outstanding cakes or prepare desserts as a business? The Pastry and Bakery program is where you can make these visions happen! Explore the world of pastry! With the skill set learned, you will not just learn recipes, but learn methods and understanding behind pastry arts.


List of units


  • Mise en place
  • Produce bread & buns
  • Produce pastries
  • Prepare desserts
  • Produce cakes and cookies
  • Handle routine function of a pastry and bakery
  • Practice workplace communication and interpersonal relations
  • Apply occupational literacy and numeracy
  • Work in teams
  • Practice occupational health and safety measures

If you’ve been considering a profession in the culinary arts and have a special interest in pastry or baking, our Pastry & Baking program delivers an amazing wealth of skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

This program does not have any prerequisite to enroll, however We look for candidates who have the intellectual qualities and interpersonal skills to be successful leaders in hospitality and service businesses.

Course structure and modules

This course is based on NATIONAL COMPETENCY STANDARDS for BAKER/ COMMIS I (Pastry & Bakery)
(Competency Standards Code: H55T003) published by Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission

Modules outline:

1. Mise en place
2. Produce bread & buns
3. Produce pastries
4. Prepare desserts
5. Produce cakes and cookies
6. Handle routine function of a pastry and
7. Practice workplace communication and
interpersonal relations
8. Apply occupational literacy and
9. Work in teams
10. Practice occupational health and safety

On job training

Students in NVQ programs are required to undergo on-the-job training (OJT) before they can graduate.

OJT is a type of experiential learning often used in skill-based qualifications that involve hands-on work or the use of specialized equipment, software, or machinery. Right after the course completion. In a OJT you will receive firsthand experience performing tasks related to your role from a co-worker or supervisor.

The purpose of OJT is to prepare you for your position. The instruction and hands-on practice you complete as part of the training can help you develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge you need to carry out your role when you go to the job market. When OJT is complete, you should be able to perform most or all of the tasks for your position without supervision.

In all NVQ Courses, some modules are assessed within the on-the-job training Period. The usual OJT period stems from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the course and level.

This course requires an OJT for 3 months.