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Baker
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand  

Prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Doughmaker
Job prospects for Bakers and Pastrycooks in Victoria

Occupations in the Bakers and Pastrycooks group include Baker and Pastrycook.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 7,400 Bakers and Pastrycooks in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$786.30

Hourly earnings
$20.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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