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Introductory Barista - The Art of Making the Perfect Espresso

This short course provides you with the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge required to make delicious Espresso coffees including café latte, cappuccino, flat white, mochaccino, short and long macchiato, long black and ristretto. You will learn how to set up, operate, maintain and clean coffee equipment including the espresso machine and grinder.

Participants will gain the basic knowledge needed to gain employment in cafés, restaurants or hotel establishments as a Barista or just be able to make excellent Espresso based coffees at home. The workplace hygiene unit will allow a path for students to be a food handler  as well as be aware of the hygiene requirements as a Barista. Students may choose to do additional units that will contribute towards an industry Skill Set which could assist with job prospects. Options can be discussed with the trainer.

Areas of study will include:

  • Correct cleaning, sanitising and disposal procedures
  • Coffee Beans - selecting and grinding
  • Extracting coffee
  • Texturing milk
  • Preparing and presenting the different styles of coffee
  • Espresso machines

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LOCATION/S

Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 4 days / up to 7 hours

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $395

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns 21 Aug 2017 Part time / 3 nights consecutive training with one day training in the Coffee Shop Classroom
18 Sep 2017 Part time / 3 nights consecutive training with one day training in the Coffee Shop Classroom
16 Oct 2017 Part time / 3 nights consecutive training with one day training in the Coffee Shop Classroom
6 Nov 2017 Part time / 3 nights consecutive training with one day training in the Coffee Shop Classroom
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 10 Jul 2017 1.5 days Blended
Townsville (Pimlico) 19 Sep 2017 Part time / up to 7 hours Classroom

Entry requirements

No formal educational requirements for entry into this course, however, basic numeracy and literacy skills are recommended.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

Uniform: For practical assessments in our TAFE Training Cafes, participants are required to wear closed in, non-slip shoes and black long pants and black shirt (no logos). This is for Workplace Health and Safety requirements and for participating in a service environment in the student training cafe.

Cairns campus:  Self paced learning will be required for unit - Use Hygiene Practices for Food Safety, resources will be issued to students on enrolment.

Whitsunday (Cannonvale) campus: Students are required to complete pre-reading prior to attending class via the Learning Management System, Connect.  Please refer to the welcome email after enrolling on instructions for how to access the system.  For helpful tips on navigating Connect, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/tafeqldconnect

Timetable

Cairns campus
Part time over 4 days classroom training delivered Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm plus additional one day practical assessment; or
Part time over 3 nights classroom training delivered on Monday to Wednesday from 4.30pm to 9.30pm plus additional one day practical assessment.

SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices for food safety delivered on Monday; SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee delivered on remaining days.

One day practical assessment at our Tropics Training Coffee Shop from 8.00am to 3.00pm, date to be negotiated with teacher within a month of the enrolment date.

Cannonvale (Whitsunday) campus
A combination of self-paced online and face-to-face delivery.
Once enrolment and payment are completed a commencement notification will be sent to your email address. It will contain your username, password and login instructions to help you get started. As this course operates in a blended delivery format, students must attend the classroom delivery and also complete additional self-paced theory and online assessment. All resources and online assessment for the self-paced learning will be available on the Learning Management System, Connect.

Classroom delivery sessions are available at Palmers Training Restaurant, B Block, Room B1.01.

SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices for food safety delivered on Monday 10 July 2017 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm; SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee delivered on Wednesday 12 July from 9:30am - 3:30pm & Thursday 13 July  from 10:30am - 4:30pm.

Mount Isa campus
Delivered over two days, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please note that students will need to attend the Food Handling or provide evidence of prior completion of the Food Handling short course. 

Townsville (Pimlico) campus
Full time over 4 days classroom training delivered on Tuesday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm in L Plates Training Restaurant, D Block, Level 2.

SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices for food safety delivered on Tuesday; SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee delivered on Wednesday to Friday .
 

Important Information

Students are encouraged to enrol at least one week prior commencement date to ensure a seat in the course

Cairns only: During the training evening, students can bring along a meal for dinner break - heating and chilling equipment will be provided if needed.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Mandatory Prerequisite
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Mandatory

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Course price for students who already hold a current Food Handlers Certificate: $310.00.
Students are required to present their current Food Handling Certificate as evidence on the first day of class.

Mount Isa pricing: $310.00 - if students need to attend the Food Handling short course, please note there will be another short course fee $85.00.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

SSSIT0001 Introduction to Barista Skill Set

Job prospects

  • Barista
  • Cafe Worker

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Last updated on 26 June 2017

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