Becoming a Certified Barista: Steps to Starting Your Barista Career

So, you want to become a barista. There’s a lot more to it than just pressing a button on a coffee machine and letting it do all the work for you.

Becoming a barista takes customer service skills; a real passion for talking to people and brightening their days. Needless to say, it also takes a passion for coffee. It takes the flexibility to work a barista’s schedule, meaning lots of early morning starts. Perhaps, most obviously, it takes the knowledge only a barista certification can give you.

Whether you want to start a new career or if you’re simply a coffee fanatic wanting to make a better cup at home, Skills Training College is proud to provide affordable coffee training to suit anyone’s needs. Working with your fantastic teacher in one of our coffee classes we’ll teach you everything you need to know to prepare and serve espresso coffee, and at the end of the day, you’ll be ready to begin a new career thanks to your newly awarded nationally recognised statement of attainment.

Step #1: Get a Barista Certification

The first step is as simple as it can be. All you need to do is find a coffee class and sign up! Skills Training College has plenty of nationally recognised barista courses nationwide. So if a career in coffee is where you see yourself, you are sure to have something near you.

Techniques to Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee

When you take one of our coffee courses you’ll learn more than just the basic skills. Working on a state-of-the-art coffee machine alongside our expert trainers, you will learn all the key variables that go into making the perfect cup of coffee. From how to correctly froth milk, how to use hygienic practices for food safety when handling coffee, and how to use a commercial espresso machine, to all the other barista basics you’ll need, we’ll turn you into a coffee-making superstar!

Male Barista Pouring latte with correct milk pouring technique

Modern Coffee Making

The best part is that in the modern age of coffee, the technology makes it almost completely automatic. You don’t need to order your beans specially made from some coffee roasting facility or learn how to extract espresso by hand. With a modern commercial coffee machine and training in the right frothing and pouring techniques, anyone and everyone can become a world-class barista.

Advanced Coffee Making

If you really want to take your coffee skills to the next level, there’s something else you need to do first. Coffee art course training is essential for adding a personalised flair to each cup you make. You don’t need to go away to some Australian barista school to learn the secrets of making spectacular latte art, Skills Training College’s coffee course includes training in a variety of patterns.

Filter Coffee Being poured by barista in cafe

Step #2: Start Applying

After completing your coffee course, you’ll not only have the skills to make the perfect cup every time, you’ll also have evidence of your skills in the form of a certification. Your resume will now be much more attractive to potential employers and you’ll be ready to start making coffee your career.

Wherever you are in Australia, or the world, there are countless organisations needing people who know how to make a perfect coffee. Cafes, espresso bars, and even some of the largest coffee companies will throw open their doors to you once they see you’ve taken the initiative to earn a coffee qualification on your own.

There are countless job opportunities to be found online, and cafes are some of the only businesses still accepting resumes from people off the street. Knowing coffee art only helps you chances.

Step #3: Success!

Congratulations! You’ve made it!

A career making espresso-based coffee really is as simple as taking a coffee class with Skills Training College. Our courses are widely available, affordable, comprehensive, and short. Training to be a barista only takes a single day. So if you’re ready to begin your coffee career, why not sign up today?