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Certificate IV in Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) will be offered from Semester 1, 2020.

The Executive Committee of USP Council considered a report prepared in response to a resolution made at the 88th Council Meeting in May, has approved two new programmes and a stair casing qualification   for the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).

These new programmes are Professional Diploma of Public Sector Management (Level 5), Professional Diploma of Procurement, and Supply (Level 5). Certificate IV in Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) is stair casing qualification from Certificate III in Patisserie.

The Professional Diploma of Public Sector Management (Level 5) targeting the existing and emerging middle and senior management level is expected to enhance with modern skills and knowledge of public servants in the region. It will create increased opportunities for public sector employees to advance their careers as civil servants and become more astute.

The Professional Diploma of Procurement and Supply (Level 5) will provide integrated supply chain solutions and services so that costs at different stages of supply chain are reduced or even eradicated. Procurement and Supply continues to have significant role to play in helping organizations achieve their objectives and hence best practices are imperative which this specialist programme will offer.  

USP Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Hasmukh Lal said it was yet another milestone for Pacific TAFE to have developed these programmes s that meet the labour and up-skilling demands of the Pacific region.

“Governments in the region have also identified the need to up-skill and build capacity for its relatively large public sector to effectively carry out its mandated services,” he said.
“This coupled with the need to meet the dynamics of the new public sector management requirements, implies the need for training institutions in the region to focus on developing skills and knowledge in this area.”

He also stated that Pacific TAFE can be the pioneer in introducing procurement and supply programme  in the region and this indeed will assist both at micro and macro level, for public and private sectors regionally. 

“Around the world and across all sectors, organizations are experiencing unprecedented change,” he said.

“As a result, businesses are re-evaluating their operating models and market strategies not just to withstand these market forces but to capitalize on them.”

Further, Certificate IV in Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) which will also be offered from Semester 1, 2020 will reflect essential skills and knowledge in the preparation of specialist products in the pastry and bakery kitchen(s). The qualification provides a pathway to work in different kitchen environments where pastry and bakery products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, resorts and coffee shops.

This qualification provides pathways to work in various businesses where patisserie products are prepared and served, including patisseries, restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs and coffee shops. Possible job titles include:
• Baker – bakery, restaurant, hotel
• Pastry Cook – café, coffee shop
• Demi chef de partie – Patisserie

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