Prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls.
Training time 10 months - 2 years
Average pay $45,724
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 6,200

What does a Baker do?

  • 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


  • Doughmaker

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Baking
Certificate III in Baking
Certificate III in Bread Baking
Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Certificate III in Food Processing