Manual Handling Course
Skills Training College delivers the best barista course Gold Coast has on offer. Whether you’re interested in working in hospitality, want to make latte art, or just want to brew the perfect cup at home, get started with our nationally recognised training.
Providing training from our Southport location means we’re accessible, and with our low cost it’s never been easier to become a Gold Coast barista.
Ready to take on the hospitality industry? Enrol in our Gold Coast barista course today and take the first step toward a rewarding career as a barista.
Skills Training College‘s barista course teaches you everything you need to know to become a qualified barista. In addition to creating amazing coffees you’ll also learn essentials of food hygiene.
Taking a barista course is the first step to making the perfect coffee. As a CRICOS registered organisation, Skills Training College offers training for both domestic and international students.
Completing this course is a fantastic step toward working in hospitality. Whether you’re looking to enter the workforce, switch to a social job, or want to make people’s day brighter with coffee art, it begins here. It’s easier than ever to find a job with the following businesses:
With hospitality’s flexible hours and consistent demand for new staff, getting into the industry has never been easier. You’ll soon be in an unparalleled position to establish yourself with professional development opportunities. Eventually, you’ll be able to work across a range of roles, and potentially one day step into a management position.
Earning a barista qualification opens up a wider world of job opportunities than one might 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:
As a CRICOS registered provider, Skills Training College’s Gold Coast barista course is open to eligible domestic and international students. There are no formal academic requirements or prior experience necessary to enrol. However, students must possesses basic written and verbal English and numeracy in order to:
If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact our team directly.
Our coffee training course is conducted entirely in-person from our Gold Coast location at Unit 6, 9 Frinton Street, Southport, 4215.
A barista training session takes place over five hours in a single day. We use small class sizes so students can get the most from their training course, learn closely from their expert barista trainers, get hands on experience, and experiment with coffee art. This means space for our coffee classes is limited and it is best to book early.
After learning the basics, cap off your day with our latte art masterclass. You’ll be given the time to practice and perfect a variety of different designs. You’ll learn:
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:
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.
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.
If you’re ready to make the perfect espresso every time, all you need to do is choose a date. Check out all our upcoming Gold Coast barista courses and enrol today:
Manual Handling Course
White Card Course
First Aid In An Education Setting
Provide First Aid
Manual Handling Refresher Course
Security Course (International Students)
Security Course (Domestic Students)
Aged Care Course (Unaccredited)
Disability Support Course (Unaccredited)
Complete Barista Course
Fatigue Management Course
Successful completion will earn you a nationally recognised statement of attainment.
This qualification will help prove your newfound expertise to potential employers.
The qualification you earn from this course is perfect for people looking to get a start in the hospitality, customer service, or tourism industries on the Gold Coast. There are countless establishments serving coffee, many 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 an industry constantly experiencing a high demand for new workers and which caters to a variety of services for its customers. As such, both a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Responsible Gambling Services (RSG) qualification complement a barista course. Someone with all three qualifications will have the easiest time finding a job in the coffee industry.