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ANZSCO 351111 - Registered Migration Australia

A baker prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls. A baker in Australia is a Skill Level 3 occupation.


Baker Specialisations


  • Dough maker


Baker Occupation Lists
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Group: 3511 Bakers and Pastry cooks



Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

A baker prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods. The number of job openings for bakers and pastry cooks going forward is expected to be average.



  • 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

Skill Level

Most occupations in the baker and pastrycook unit group (Group 3511) 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:
NZ Register 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.

Occupations within the Baker Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same baker and pastrycook group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement Baker


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Baker is currently assessed with TRA - (Trades Recognition Australia); more information regarding assessment bodies


Visa Caveat


  • The following caveat applies to the Subclass 457 visa and ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


    Caveat 17:

    The position relates to mass or standardised production (as opposed to specialist production), including the following:

    (a) a position based in a franchise or factory;

    (b) a position that:

    (i) involves full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location; or

    (ii) predominantly involves the use of pre prepared food product from another location.


Average Income of a Baker

The average salary for a Baker in Australia is $ 48,384 for male employees and $ 38,074 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 44.2 Females: 31.7 Persons: 42.3

Source: (Group 3511) Bakers and pastrycooks - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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