W112716 - Baker

Banjo's Bakery Cafe

Do you have a keen interest in Baking and want to learn more? Are you studying Hospitality: Kitchen Operations as part of your VETDSS subject?

A great opportunity exists for a student currently studying a VETDSS subject in Hospitality: Kitchen Operations to gain skills as an Assistant Baker at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe, a leading bakery café in the Mildura region.

Sounds like a pretty good employer to have on your resume doesn't it? Make Banjo’s Bakery Café your next phone call to find out more.

Skills You Might Learn

The student may have the opportunity to attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These may include valuable employability skills such as:
• Communication.
• Teamwork.
• Punctuality.
• Presentation.
• Hygiene.
• Problem solving.
• Planning.
• Initiative.
• Money handling.
• Follow instructions.
• Work under supervision.
• Industry specific OH&S.

The student may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their secondary school studies they include:
• Hands-on practical experience.
• Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals.
• Working in real-life scenarios.
• Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation.
• Liaising and working with supervisors, colleagues, industry personnel, customers/clients and suppliers.

Typical Tasks & Duties

The student will be part of a hard working team in the bakery café back of house preparation area as an Assistant Baker. The student will be responsible for assistance with the preparation, baking and decorating of high quality bread, pastries, cakes and sandwich lines for the bakery.

The student will also complete general cleaning duties of the back of house area before, during and after service. The student will complete duties including food handling and machine cleaning as instructed. Be physically fit and be capable of working on their feet. The student will work under direct supervision of the Production Manager in charge.

Assistant Baker tasks include;
• Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
• Work effectively with others.
• Use food preparation equipment.
• Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery.
• Use cookery skills effectively.
• Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
• Pre preparation of ingredients – weigh ups.
• Produce cakes.
• Produce gateaux, torten and cakes.
• Produce pastries.
• Produce yeast-based bakery products.
• Produce desserts.
• Use hygienic practices for food safety.
• Participate in safe food handling practices.
• Maintain the quality of perishable items.
• Participate in safe work practices.
• Provide service to customers.
• Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements.
• Complete HACCP: hazard analysis, critical, control, point.

Student Requirements

Students with a positive attitude towards Hospitality: Baking, with a keen eye for detail and are self-motivated, have a consistent and good work ethic, willing to listen and follow instructions are encouraged to consider a SWL placement to develop skills learned from their VETDSS subject in Hospitality: Kitchen Operations.

Whilst the student is attending the work placement they are expected to:
• Student must be interested in Baking in the Hospitality industry.
• Student must be willing to spend periods of time observing and to undertake necessary tasks as requested.
• Dress appropriately.
• Maintain interest and participate in tasks and work duties.
• Be well mannered and behave in a respectful and responsible manner.
• Be punctual.
• Follow management instructions.
• Have good communication skills.
• Act in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements.
• Work within the team.
• Listen and take advice from fellow workers.
• Respect other people’s belongings.
• Keep a note pad and pen handy to take notes for their own reference.
• Demonstrate the skills they have developed through their course.
• Take their Log Book to the work placement every day.

Dress Requirements

The student must be well presented and groomed as back of house staff work in full view of customers.
• Flat, non-slip, enclosed work shoes (non fabric)
• Uniform will be provided.
• Long hair must be tied back, nails must be kept short and clean, hat must be worn (hat provided)
• The student must have obtained a Food Handlers Accreditation.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to the tasks and duties carried out by the student, will be supplied by the Host Employer.

KMART Mildura is a supplier of appropriate Hospitality worksite clothing.

Special Transport Requirements

Public Transport is limited, students to check bus transport availability and or speak to parents/carer to organise transport prior to contacting employer.

Buslink Sunraysia: Ph: 5023 0274, Website: http://buslink.com.au/your-bus-service/mildura/


  • SIT20416 - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
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Positions: 2 Positions
ID Number: W112716
Industry Area: HOSPITALITY
Location: Mildura - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: One day per week on a Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.
Added By: Northern Mallee Local Learning & Employment Network


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