Skills Training College delivers the best barista training Sunshine Coast has on offer. Whether you’re interested in working in hospitality, want to make latte art, or want to brew the perfect coffee at home, get started with our barista training.

Our training location at Suite 7, 137-141 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba means we’re easily accessible with plenty of parking. It’s never been easier to become a Sunshine Coast barista.

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Skills Training College‘s barista course gives you all the knowledge you need to become a qualified barista. In addition to creating the perfect cup coffee enthusiasts will also learn essentials of food hygiene.

  • Baristas need to know how to:
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety.
  • Prepare, calibrate, maintain, operate, and clean barista tools.
  • Select volumes for coffee beans, roasts, and blends.
  • Use milk pouring techniques.
  • Make a variety of specialty coffee drinks.
  • Craft coffee art.


Price: $149
Delivery: In-Person
Duration: 5 Hours (In-person)
BONUS: Latte Art Masterclass

SUNSHINE COAST barista Training Course

Taking a barista course is the first step to making the perfect coffee. As a CRICOS registered organisation, Skills Training College offers coffee training for 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’s easier than ever to find employment with the following businesses:
  • Cafes
  • Espresso bars
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Clubs
  • And many more!

With hospitality’s flexible hours and demand for staff, getting into the coffee 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 a variety of roles and potentially step into a management position for some extra money.

Earning a barista qualification opens up a wider world of opportunities than expected. Even within hospitality, being able to make coffee is an essential skill in countless workplaces.

Here are a few occupations that look favourably on those with experience making coffee:

  • Barista work
  • Cafe manager
  • Waiter
  • Restaurant host
  • Bar staff

As a CRICOS registered provider, Skills Training College’s barista course is open to domestic and international students. There is prior experience necessary to enrol. However, attendees must possesses basic written and verbal English and numeracy to:

  • Take customers’ order.
  • Read instructions for operating, cleaning, and maintaining equipment
  • Read recipes and ingredient details.
  • Read and follow instructions for food safety.
  • Use the correct dose of milk and grounds.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact our team directly.

Our barista training course is conducted entirely in-person from our Sunshine Coast location at Suite 7, 137-141 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba.

A barista training session takes place over a single five hour day. We use small class sizes so students can get the most from their training course, experience a learning environment where they work closely with their barista trainers, and experiment with coffee art. This means space for our coffee classes is limited and it is best to book early.

The cost is a simple fee consisting of a single payment of $149 for all students.

Terms and conditions for our cancellation policy can be viewed here.


After learning the basics, end your day creating latte art in our special class. You’ll be given the time to practice a variety of designs. You’ll learn:

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


Upon achieving successful completion of this course you’ll have the knowledge to 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.


If you’re ready to start making the perfect cup of coffee every time, then all you need to do to begin is choose a date for your class. Following is a list of upcoming dates for our barista training courses:

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To become a barista on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll need qualifications such as SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety. These certifications ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the role.

The barista course on the Sunshine Coast is priced at $149. It’s important to enroll in a course offered by a registered training organization to obtain a nationally recognized certification, ensuring the quality and validity of your training.

The barista course on the Sunshine Coast is a 6-hour, face-to-face training session. This intensive program covers all the essential skills and knowledge you need to kickstart your career as a barista.

Absolutely! Investing in a barista course on the Sunshine Coast can open up numerous opportunities in the thriving coffee industry. With the right training, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge that will set you apart in the competitive job market.

While not mandatory, having a barista certificate enhances your credibility and employability in the industry. Many employers prefer candidates with formal training and certification, making it advantageous to obtain a recognized qualification.

No, practical training is essential to become a skilled barista. Our course focuses on hands-on experience and real-world scenarios, providing you with the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in a cafe environment.

To become a barista on the Sunshine Coast, you can start by enrolling in a barista course to obtain the necessary skills and certification. Additionally, gaining hands-on experience through internships or part-time positions can further enhance your expertise and employability in the industry.

No, barista certifications do not expire. Once you’ve obtained your certification, it remains valid indefinitely, showcasing your skills and qualifications to potential employers.

While mastering the art of coffee-making requires dedication and practice, our barista course is designed to provide you with the necessary guidance and support to succeed. With hands-on training and expert instruction, you’ll find that the learning process is both rewarding and enjoyable.

Not necessarily, but having a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate can complement your barista certification. This additional qualification demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety and customer service, enhancing your employability in hospitality settings.

In our barista course on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll learn essential skills such as preparing and serving espresso coffee, hygienic practices for food safety, and the art of latte art. From mastering the perfect espresso shot to creating intricate coffee designs, our comprehensive training covers all aspects of the barista role.

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. 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 course) or Responsible Gambling Services (RSG course) 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.