Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in Espresso Coffee

  • TAFE NSW code: SG00002344-21MTD-258

Location – Mount Druitt (Summer Skills)


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

08 Dec 2021

Study Commitment

15 Hours per week


3 Days

  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills) equips you to launch your career as a barista in the fast-paced hospitality industry. Learn the practical skills to create a perfect coffee moment for your customers.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


Step into the world of hospitality, and through theory and practical course work learn to:

  • Select and grind coffee beans
  • Advise customers and take espresso coffee orders
  • Extract espresso and texture milk according to beverage type
  • Combine and serve a variety of espresso beverages
  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards


Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Time management
  • A commitment to providing great customer service


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Statement of Attainment level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities


Take your career further with a TAFE NSW hospitality pathway:

  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Considering another study pathway? Discover the full range of TAFE NSW courses on offer.

Career opportunities:

  • Barista
  • Cafe attendant


Employment in the hospitality industry is expected to increase significantly in the next five years, with around 91,000 additional jobs. This course prepares you with practical and customer-focused skills to meet evolving industry demands.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this Statement of Attainment course. You can enrol now.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to attend the full duration of classes for both units in order to successfully complete this Statement of Attainment.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • English language skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level
  • An interest in coffee preparation and service
  • Great communication skills
  • An affinity for customer service

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part-time course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class over 3 days. You may also be required to complete additional study outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment and practice.

Please note: All face to face on campus delivery and assessment will comply with TAFE NSW COVID-19 Safe Guidelines.

To be able to successfully complete this course, all students must wear black pants, a black or white shirt and enclosed black non-slip shoes.
Students should bring pen and paper to take notes.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This is a fully government-subsidised Summer Skills course for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

You must meet Smart and Skilled eligibility guidelines which are:

  • live or work in NSW

  • be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder

  • have left school or is leaving school this year

AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • 2021 school leaver, 16 years of age or over

  • Other young people, aged 16 - 24, who are not at school

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

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