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SSSIT0001

Introduction to Barista Skill Set

Set yourself on the path to a career as a barista with this introductory course. This short course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required to make delicious espresso coffee.

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NEXT START DATE 28 Jun 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$310

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a career as a barista with this introductory course. This short course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required to make delicious espresso coffee.

Gain skills in setting up, operating, maintaining, and cleaning coffee equipment including the espresso machine and grinder. You will learn how to make espresso coffees including cafe latte, cappuccino, flat white, mochaccino, macchiato, long black, and ristretto. You will also be introduced to customer service skills and learn to follow workplace hygiene standards.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue on to further study or enter the workforce as a barista.

What can I do?

  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Waiter
  • Cafe Attendant
  • Barista

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Live training restaurant

Gain practical experience in our on-campus training restaurants where you will be serving real life customers. Experience taking orders, preparing coffee, serving coffee and taking payment in a live environment.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete the units listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITHFAB005
    Prepare and serve espresso coffee
    UNIT CODE :
    SITHFAB005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SITXFSA001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXFSA001
    Use hygienic practices for food safety
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXFSA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
26 Jul 2022
3 days + 1 full day practical in Coffee Shop
8.30am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $310
Cairns
19 Sep 2022
3 days + 1 full day practical in Coffee Shop
8.30am - 4.00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $310
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
28 Jun 2022
up to 4 days
up to 7 hours per day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $310

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Introduction to Barista Skill Set

COURSE CODE: SSSIT0001
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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Need to know

Replacement skill set

This skill set has been superseded, as of 9 June 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 8 June 2023.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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