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Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee (Barista Course)

Including units SITXFSA001 and SITHFAB005

Are you interested in learning the art of coffee-making?

If so, the Barista Course at Queensland Academy of Technology is for you. This fun and practical program is ideal for individuals seeking employment as a Barista. You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food and extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders.

Course Description

This 2-day Barista course at QAT will provide you with the following skills to work in a café or restaurant:

  • Operate the coffee machine
  • Make each coffee on the menu
  • Correctly texture milk for the silky microfoam
  • Use and set the coffee grinder
  • Clean and maintain the coffee machine
  • Create coffee art such as leaves, hearts
  • flowers and other etching designs
  • How to froth milk more effectively
  • Etching techniques
  • Fudge art techniques
  • Free Pouring techniques


Assessments will take the form of direct observation of practical tasks and written questioning by trainers with the relevant qualifications as set down by the Australian Government.

Employment Opportunities

Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

  • Barista
  • Café Manager
  • Waiter
  • Coffee shop operator

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Course Overview

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Cost


  • Units


  • Outcome

    Nationally accredited certificate

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