• Westlakes Recruitment
  • New Zealand
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Trades

Job Description


BAKERS AND PASTRYCOOKS prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

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
      • emptying, cleaning and greasing baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment

351111 BAKER

Prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls.

Skill Level: 3 




A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) or the New Zealand Certificate in Trade Baking (Plant or Craft) (Level 4) AND a minimum of two years’ relevant post–qualification work experience