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Bakers and Pastrycooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

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Bakers and Pastrycooks
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
30,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$880
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • checking the cleanliness of equipment and operation of premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • checking the quality of raw materials and weighing ingredients
  • kneading, maturing, cutting, moulding, mixing and shaping dough and pastry goods
  • preparing pastry fillings
  • monitoring oven temperatures and product appearance to determine baking times
  • coordinating the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of bread, rolls and pastry products
  • glazing buns and pastries, and decorating cakes with cream and icing
  • operating machines which roll and mould dough and cut biscuits
  • emptying, cleaning and greasing baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment

Job Titles

  • Baker
  • Pastrycook

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread), Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry),Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Certificate IV in Advanced Baking, Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

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Job Vacancies

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    • World class experience.
    • Training in top of the range facility.
    • Successful chef will be recommended for employment overseas.
  • Hospitality & TourismBakers and Pastrycooks
  • Thu 10 May , 2018
  • Bowral, New South Wales
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  • BAKER/MIXER

  • Rowie's Cakes - a kitchen that bakes wheat, yeast, gluten and dairy free
  • Rowie's Cakes requires an experienced full-time production mixer and baker with a can-do attitude. The suitable individual will have at least two years experience in a food production business and the ability to load and unload ovens and maintain production from weighing up and mixing through to the oven.
    • IMMEDIATE START
    • GROWING BUSINESS - CHANCE TO GROW WITHIN THE COMPANY
    • GREAT SALARY AND INCENTIVES
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  • Wed 2 May , 2018
  • Alexandria, New South Wales
  • Thu 24 May , 2018
  • $40,001 - $50,000
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