Create great quality espresso-style beverages. Brew the perfect blend of coffee that customers look for today. Understand the importance of balance in coffee flavours and further your technical and customer service skills as a barista.
During this course you'll learn to:
Prepare espresso beverages and produce good quality and consistent espresso shots
Calibrate the grinder
Create coffee-style beverages
Create simple latte art in beverages
Maintain espresso machines and grinders
You'll leave this course with:
A Certificate of Participation
Advanced techniques to create espresso-style coffee
A sound understanding of coffee flavours, milk texturing and extraction
The ability to work a coffee machine independently
Confidence to operate espresso machine and grinder
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Relevant experience as evidenced by your resume or a letter from your employer, or
Completion of an introductory coffee making course as evidenced by your certificate, or
Completion of the unit, SITHFAB005 or SITHFAB025 (Prepare and serve espresso coffee) or any of its equivalents
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
A desire to further your technical barista skills
Good customer service and people skills
The ability to stand for long periods of time
A confident and collaborative attitude towards working with others
Keen attention to detail
Good food safety and personal hygiene
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: cafe all-rounder and barista all-rounder.
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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