Produce petits fours

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SITHPAT305, 'Produce petits fours'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Select ingredients.

1.1 Confirm food production requirements from food preparation list and standard recipes.

1.2 Calculate ingredient amounts according to requirements.

1.3 Identify and select ingredients from stores according to recipe, quality, freshness and stock rotation requirements.

2. Select, prepare and use equipment.

2.1 Select equipment of correct type and size.

2.2 Safely assemble and ensure cleanliness of equipment before use.

2.3 Use equipment safely and hygienically according to manufacturer instructions.

3. Portion and prepare ingredients.

3.1 Sort and assemble ingredients according to the sequencing of food production.

3.2 Weigh and measure wet and dry ingredients according to the recipe and quantity of petits fours required.

3.3 Minimise waste to maximise profitability of petits fours produced.

4. Cook bases, fillings and coatings.

4.1 Use cookery methods for bases, fillings and coatings to achieve desired product characteristics.

4.2 Follow standard recipes and make food quality adjustments within scope of responsibility.

4.3 Pipe a selection of small choux paste shapes.

4.4 Prepare and blind bake sweet paste in small moulds or tins in a variety of shapes.

4.5 Select baking conditions, required oven temperature and bake petits four bases.

4.6 Cool bases in appropriate conditions to retain optimum freshness and product characteristics.

4.7 Store reusable by-products of food preparation for future cooking activities.

5. Prepare iced petits fours.

5.1 Cut sponges and bases into a variety of shapes.

5.2 Fill and assemble petits fours according to standard recipe specifications.

5.3 Prepare icing at the correct temperature.

5.4 Ice petits fours with icing of a consistency that achieves required coating thickness and surface gloss.

5.5 Apply icing to ensure a smooth and seamless finish.

5.6 Design and use decorations that enhance flavour and eye appeal.

6. Prepare fresh petits fours.

6.1 Select pre-cooked small choux and sweet pastry shapes.

6.2 Fill and assemble fresh petits fours according to standard recipe specifications.

6.3 Use appropriate garnishes, glazes and finishes to enhance flavour and eye appeal.

7. Prepare marzipan petits fours.

7.1 Flavour and colour marzipan according to the recipe and soften with egg whites if required.

7.2 Pipe or model marzipan by hand or shape with the aid of moulds to produce mini size fruits.

7.3 Seal marzipan fruits with cocoa butter or food lacquer using applied heat to preserve desired eating characteristics.

8. Prepare caramelised petits fours.

8.1 Select and coat fresh fruits or fruit segments with pale amber coloured caramel.

8.2 Sandwich dried fruits or nuts or fill with flavoured marzipan and coat with pale amber coloured caramel.

9. Present and store petits fours.

9.1 Visually evaluate petits fours and adjust presentation before displaying.

9.2 Use suitable receptacles to attractively present petits fours according to organisational standards.

9.3 Display petits fours in appropriate conditions to retain optimum freshness and product characteristics.

9.4 Store petits fours and reusable by-products in appropriate environmental conditions.