Barista course

course content

This is a 3-hour barista experience course, which provides you with the basic knowledge of espresso and how to determine all the key variables for making espresso, and then guides you to quickly combine all these variables to make high-quality finished coffee. This is a comprehensive practice focusing on practice, learning experience and in-depth skills, preparing you to shine in the trial at work, or with confidence when making coffee at home or any commercial establishment.

  • Basic coffee tamping and brewing methods
  • Expresso machine preparation
  • Coffee grind and extraction
  • Milk frothing, texturing and pouring
  • Hands on machine work
  • Different types of coffee in Australia ( Short Black, Long Black, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White, Mocha)
  • Basic cleaning and maintaining techniques
  • Get coffee certificate from Coffee Art Studio Australia

Who the course will appeal to

People who have no experience yet need firstly a skill and secondly a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment to help them get a job

People who have used an espresso machine previously but who lack proper instruction on the finer aspects of making coffee

People who love coffee and want to learn more about it (including how it is grown, cultivated, roasted and blended) and

People who want to know why most coffees they buy are terrible yet some are fantastic. In other words – what are the true secrets to being a gun barista?


Our trainers are all effective communicators with qualifications as set down by the Australian Government as well as experienced baristas. Methods of training will include oral delivery, use of powerpoint presentations run on LCD screen TVs incorporating video footage, “live” practical demonstrations by trainers and one-on-one interaction by trainers with students using the espresso machine.


Students will be assessed by trainers with the relevant qualifications as set down by the Australian Government. This assessment will take the form of direct observation of practical tasks and written questioning which will take place through online learning which students must complete prior to attending class.

What you will get upon completion

Results is a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment bearing the units of competency:

  • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

Training room

Suite 11, Level 1, 647-649 George st, Haymarket, NSW 2000