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SSSIT0001

Introduction to Barista Skill Set

Accredited 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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STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 12 Jun 2023 Duration: 4 days View all intakes
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.

Ways to study
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
On campus with some online
12 Jun 2023
4 days
Part time 4 days (4th day scheduled in TAFE Cafe)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Full fee: $310
demo

Cairns

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

12 Jun 2023

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

4 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 4 days (4th day scheduled in TAFE Cafe)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $310
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville - Pimlico
On campus with some online
04 Jul 2023
up to 4 days
up to 7 hours per day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Full fee: $310
demo

Townsville - Pimlico

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

04 Jul 2023

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 4 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

up to 7 hours per day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $310
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Introduction to Barista Skill Set (SSSIT0001)

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COURSE CODE: SSSIT0001
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.