Barista Short Course

If you have a dream to work as a Barista but you have no experience making coffee, or if you just want to work casually as a Barista while you finish your studies, this course is a great starting point. This is an engaging and inspiring course where you will learn the theory and practice of making espresso coffee along with foundational food hygiene practices.

The coffee making workshop at a local coffee roastery is by far the most popular part of the course. Each student can put their coffee making theory to practice on modern commercial espresso machines while being immersed in the excitement of Brisbane’s thriving specialty coffee scene.

Go to our Student Info page for current fee and funding information.

Career Pathways

The experience you gain in this short course will give you a head start when starting a job in the hospitality industry. You may also realise after completing this course that hospitality is the industry for you and you may want to complete further study in the area. There are Certificates I, II, III or Diplomas in Hospitality along with traineeships and apprenticeships.

If you are looking to start working as a Barista as soon as possible, this course is for you!
Arrange enrolment through your school Guidance Officer or call us on 07 3161 0021.

Important Information


Barista Short Course (2 units)


High school students (Grades 10, 11 and 12)


2 days:

Day 1 – Theory Day (on-site at school)

Day 2 – Practical Day – Coffee making workshop at a local coffee roastery

Delivery Method

Classroom delivery with in-class demonstrations plus hands-on training in a coffee training facility

Class Size

10-12 students

Potential QCE Points

2 points

What you will learn

SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety 

SITHFAB025Prepare and service espresso coffee

SITHFAB021 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol*

SITHGAM022 – Provide Responsible Gambling Services*

*Units delivered and assessed as Online Learning and self-paced. 

SIT30622 - Certificate III in Hospitality Barista Short Course

Upcoming Classes

2024 BSC Mt Gravatt State High School - 2

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