SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Whether you’re someone who’s interested in working in the coffee industry, wants to add some flair to your cup by learning to make latte art, or is a coffee connoisseur who just wants the knowledge to brew the perfect cup at home, we can help you get started with our nationally recognised training courses.

Skills Training College is able to conveniently provide affordable coffee training from our many locations across Australia, meaning it’s as easy as it can possibly be to start your journey toward becoming an expert barista.


Taking a barista training course is an essential first step to learning how to make the perfect cup of coffee, whether you want to serve espresso coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, or one of the many other kinds of specialty coffee. As a CRICOS registered training organisation, Skills Training College offers a nationally recognised statement of attainment for both domestic and international students.

Completing this course is a fantastic first step toward working in the hospitality and customer service industries. Whether you’re looking to enter the workforce for the first time, are interested in switching to a social career where you can meet new people on a daily basis, or just want to make people’s days brighter with spectacular coffee art, this is where it all begins. Successfully completing this course will make it easier than ever to find a new job with the following businesses cafes, espresso bars, restaurants, bars, clubs, and more!


Skills Training College‘s nationally accredited barista training course teaches you everything you need to know to become a qualified and confident barista.

In addition to the basics of creating amazing coffees using our modern espresso machines, you’ll also leave knowing the essentials of food hygiene. Among the specifics of what you’ll learn are:

  • Procedures for hygienic practices including correct food safety and handling.
  • How to prepare, calibrate, maintain, operate, and clean a coffee machine.
  • Selection methods to find the right coffee beans, roasts, and blends, and the correct amounts of each.
  • Milk pouring techniques for an attractive finish.
  • Steam wand use to froth milk texturing.
  • How to make different types of specialty coffee and other hot beverages including flat whites, lattes, espressos, long blacks, cappuccinos, mocha, and even hot chocolates.
  • Presentation standards including how to create coffee art.


Our coffee training courses are conducted entirely in-person from one of our many training locations. A barista course training session takes place over a single, five hour day.

We use small, practical class sizes so students can get the most from their training, learn closely from their expert barista trainers, and experiment with making coffee art. This means space for our coffee classes is limited, and it is best to book early.


Skills Training College’s trainers provide affordable coffee training with our course fee consisting of a single payment of $149 for all students.

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.


After learning the basics necessary to make the perfect cup of coffee, cap off your day with our latte art masterclass. 

You’ll be given the time and the milk to practice and perfect a variety of different designs, and ultimately be awarded a certification in latte art. You’ll learn:

  • Milk texturing and how to create perfect microfoam
  • Pouring speed, height, and position, and how these impact a design
  • Free pouring techniques including pushing, dragging, and wiggling
  • How to create art using syrups
  • Popular latte designs including rosettas, hearts, and more
Barista teaching how to froth milk texturing and making coffee art in interesting practical class


Skills Training College’s barista training can be conveniently found at one of our many training centres across Australia. Currently, we offer barista training at the following locations:

Situated in the heart of Adelaide, our Adelaide barista training venue boasts excellent accessibility with public transportation, and parking options within easy walking distance.

Located conveniently in the heart of Brisbane, our barista training venue in Brisbane offers easy accessibility with heaps of public parking available just a short walking distance from the venue.

Situated in Southport on the Gold Coast, our barista training venue is perfectly placed for students from both ends of the coast. You’ll find convenient public parking options within a short walk of our venue.

Nestled in the heart of the South Brisbane suburb of Logan, our barista course venue is conveniently located with public parking and public transport options just a short stroll from the venue.

Located in the Adelaide suburb of Morphett Vale, our Barista training course venue offers exceptional accessibility with convenient public parking options just a brief walk from our venue.

Situated in the beachside suburb of Mooloolaba, our Sunshine Coast barista course venue is perfectly located for students from all corners of the region. This venue offers heaps of parking and public transport option. 


It all begins with this. Taking a barista training course opens up a range of new job opportunities and is the first step to a brilliant new career. Where you go in that career is up to you.

With the endless range of jobs that need people with coffee-making experience, a barista qualification is a key that opens countless doors. Whether you find yourself working in a cafe, as a manager, in a bar or a restaurant, or even travelling the world, your new career starts here.


Serve customers, meet new people, forge strong working relationships, and make new friends for life.

Always in Demand

Hospitality is always growing and always seeking new staff, making it easy to step into your first barista role.

Work-life balance

It's all about flexibility! Fewer than 40% of baristas work fulltime hours making it the perfect role for anyone who appreciates work-life balance.


Earning a barista qualification opens up a wider world of job opportunities than one might initially expect. Even within the realm of hospitality, being able to make coffee is an essential skill in dozens of workplaces. Here are just a few of the occupations that look favourably on hiring someone with prior experience making coffee:

With hospitality’s flexible hours and consistently high demand for new staff getting your foot in the door of the industry has never been easier.

You’ll soon be in an unparalleled position to further develop your food and beverage service skills and knowledge with additional training and professional development opportunities. Eventually, you’ll be able to work across a wide range of possible coffee industry roles, and potentially one day step into a management position.

Coffee Machine in barista training venue - Barista Courses with Skills Training College


Upon achieving successful completion of this course you’ll be a fully qualified barista. Following are the two units that you’ll need to complete to receive your nationally recognised statement of attainment:

SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee ​

1.1. Complete mise en place for coffee service to enable efficient workflow and easy access to ingredients, equipment and service-ware.

1.2. Place ingredients in correct containers and conditions to maintain freshness.

1.3. Prepare espresso machine and grinder for service according to manufacturer instructions.

2.1. Select coffee beans and grind to appropriate particle size according to relevant factors. 

2.2. Complete test extractions before service to ensure correct particle size of grind and assess and adjust according to relevant factors.

2.3. Adjust grind regularly throughout the service period according to relevant factors.

2.4. Monitor efficiency of grinder for correct dose and grind during use and resolve or report issues.

2.5. Clean grinder as required during or after the service period.

3.1. Provide information and recommendations about types of coffee beverages and accompaniments. 

3.2. Identify customer preferences and take orders.

4.1. Select and prepare appropriate service-ware.

4.2. Select correct filter basket and clean, dry and dose it with required amount of ground coffee.

4.3. Tamp ground coffee to make even and level cake.

4.4. Flush group head before attaching group handle to extract espresso.

4.5. Monitor quality of extraction during service period and make adjustments.

4.6. Monitor efficiency of espresso machine during service, and resolve or report issues.

5.1. Select cold milk and appropriate milk foaming jug to fulfil customer orders. 

5.2. Purge the steam wand prior to texturing.

5.3. Texture milk according to type of milk and coffee beverage.

5.4. Visually and aurally monitor and adjust the texture and temperature.

5.5. Clean the steam wand on the outside and purge after texturing.

5.6. Combine foam and milk through swirling, ensuring even consistency.

5.7. Pour milk immediately after swirling according to the coffee beverage.

6.1. Present coffee beverages attractively and without drips and spills. 

6.2. Serve coffee beverages promptly at the required temperature and with appropriate accompaniments.

6.3. Minimise waste to maximise profitability of beverages produced.

7.1. Clean espresso machine and equipment thoroughly and safely according to organisational procedures and manufacturer instructions. 

7.2. Maintain water filtration system according to organisational procedures.

7.3. Refer faults and maintenance issues requiring technical specialists to supervisor.

7.4. Use energy and water resources efficiently when preparing coffee beverages and cleaning to reduce negative environmental impacts.

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

1.1. Follow organisational hygiene procedures.

1.2. Report unsafe practices that breach hygiene procedures promptly.

1.3. Identify food hazards that may affect the health and safety of customers, colleagues and self.

1.4. Remove or minimise the hygiene hazard and report as appropriate for follow-up.

2.1. Report personal health issues likely to cause a hygiene risk. 

2.2. Report incidents of food contamination resulting from personal health issues.

2.3. Cease participation in food handling activities where own health issue may cause food contamination.

3.1. Maintain clean clothes and use required personal protective equipment, including appropriate bandages and dressings where required. 3.2. Prevent food contamination from clothing and other personal items. 3.3. Prevent unnecessary direct contact with ready to eat food. 3.4. Ensure hygienic personal contact with food and food contact surfaces. 3.5. Use hygienic cleaning and sanitising practices that prevent food-borne illnesses.
4.1. Wash hands at appropriate times and follow hand washing procedures consistently. 4.2. Wash hands using appropriate facilities.


Don’t just take our word for it! Find out why we offer once of the best barista courses on offer from past students.

Enrol in our complete barista course today and start your career journey in the hospitality industry.


Successfully completing one of our coffee courses will earn you two nationally recognised statements of attainment.

  1. SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  2. SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

These qualifications will help prove your newfound expertise in coffee making to potential employers, making it easier to find a job.

No there’s no enrollment condition for our barista course.

As a CRICOS registered training organisation, Skills Training College’s barista course is open to eligible domestic and international students. There are no formal academic requirements or prior experience necessary to enrol in one of our courses. However, students must possesses basic skills in written and verbal English and numeracy in order to:

  • Take a customer’s order and make recommendations.
  • Write down customer orders.
  • Read instructions for operating, cleaning, and maintaining equipment including a coffee machine.
  • Read recipes and ingredient details.
  • Read and follow instructions for correct food safety.
  • Use the correct volumes of milk and coffee grounds.

The qualification you earn from this coffee course is perfect for people looking to get a start in the hospitality, customer service, or tourism industries. There are countless establishments serving coffee, many of which are constantly looking for new staff already experienced with coffee-making skills. Among the organisations most in need of those with coffee experience are cafes, bars, restaurants, and clubs.

Hospitality is not only an industry constantly experiencing a high demand for new workers, it is one that caters to a wider variety of services for its customers. As such, both a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Responsible Gambling Services (RSG) qualification complement barista training. A professional with all three qualifications will have the easiest time finding a job in the coffee industry with the greatest range of employment opportunities and venues to which they can apply.