Short Courses

Basic Barista Course

Do you love coffee? Do you want to learn how to make a great coffee? Melbourne Polytechnic's Basic Barista Course will teach you how to make a quality espresso coffee and you'll have a lot of fun in the process.

Course Code: SHS067

This strong, dark short course on coffee is suitable for beginners and will provide the skills to help you gain employment in a café, bar or restaurant.
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Course Outline

  • history of coffee
  • different types of coffees
  • roasting blends
  • coffee service espresso
  • extraction milk frothing/texturing
  • operating, cleaning and maintaining coffee machines and grinders
  • prepare and serve different styles of coffee including cappuccinos, cafe lattes, ristretto, macchiato, mocha and espresso.

Recognising Organisations

Liquor Licensing Victoria



Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies


No prior knowledge or experience needed

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Available Sessions

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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