Bakers Trade Recognition

There are only 2 ways to become Trade qualified in this State.  One is through successful completion of an Apprenticeship and the other is through our Trade Recognition process.

To gain your trade qualification and receive a Certificate of Recognition as a Bread Baker, Pastry Cook or Bread Baker and Pastry Cook you will need to submit an application to the Bakers Trade Recognition Committee to enable them to assess your skills and experience. Once approved by the Committee your Certificate of Recognition is issued by the State Training Authority, the Training and Skills Commission (TSC).

To apply you must meet one of the following categories:-

 

  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a Baker with no formal qualifications (working minimum of 20 hrs per week)

OR

  • Hold a Certificate III in Food Processing - Retail Baking (Bread) plus 2 years full time experience as a Bread Baker (working minimum of 20 hrs per week)

OR

  • Hold a Certificate III in Food Processing - Retail Baking (Cake & Pastry) plus 2 years full time experience as a Pastry Cook (working minimum of 20 hrs per week)

OR

  • Hold a Certificate III in Food Processing - Retail Baking (Combined) plus 2 years full time experience as a Bread Baker and Pastry Cook (working minimum of 20 hrs per week)

OR

  • Hold an overseas qualification as a baker


Should you be interested in applying or have any queries in relation to Bakers Trade Recognition please contact us.


BAKERS TRADE RECOGNITION BROCHURE

The Bakers Trade Recognition process is explained in the brochure available to download here.


Bakers Trade Recognition Brochure

Information includes:

  • Application criteria
  • Task checklist
  • Application procedure
  • Contact details

Application forms are available by contacting Food & Beverage Development Fund office on (08) 83629066 or can be downloaded here:


APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR BAKERS RECOGNITION

1. Contact Food & Beverage Development Fund for Application Forms or download above.

2. Submit your detailed unbound application prior to 30th April or 30th October. Your application must include the following:

  • Completed Criteria for Recognition and Application Forms
  • Payment of $800 - made payable to Food & Beverage Development Fund * Fee is subject to change
  • ID Photograph - Copy of drivers licence or passport
  • Resume - including duties and tasks performed
  • Copies of relevant certificates/transcript of relevant study - i.e. Certificate III
  • Evidence - group certificates/payment summaries, written references on letterhead (where possible that referes to Section 2/Section 3 of the "Criteria for Recognition" form)

3. If required complete a practical assessment arranged by Food & Beverage Development Fund.

4. Attend an interview with the Bakers Trade Recognition Assessment Panel.

5. If application is successful we will apply to the Training and Skills Commission through Traineeship & Apprenticeship Services for your Certificate of Recognition.

6. If application is unsuccessful, we will recommend the appropriate action to gain further experience or training to enable you to resubmit at a later date. There will be no additional charge to reapply (within specified time limits).

Applications close: 30th April or 30th October of each year.

* If sufficient number of applications are received an additional assessment process may be undertaken *