Barista Training Byron Community College

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Barista Training

Barista Training
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA005)
  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee (SITHFAB025)
Barista Training

<p><strong>Love coffee and want to become a barista so you can work in cafes, bars or restaurants, or maybe you have a coffee machine at home and want to learn how to make the most of it?</strong></p>


If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Love coffee and want to become a barista so you can work in cafes, bars or restaurants, or maybe you have a coffee machine at home and want to learn how to make the most of it?

Making coffee is an art these days, in this course you will learn all you need to know about the history of coffee, different coffee beans, grinding, extracting, texturising milk, coffee styles and how to use a commercial coffee machine. Guided by an expert barista with years of experience, you’ll be learning in a supportive group environment with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and practice skills. 

Delivered by a blended learning approach, the theory assessments are to be completed online prior to the face-to-face practical training. With demand for hospitality professionals at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to get started. 

What you will learn:

  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety

Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is expected that students who enrol in this course have access to a computer to complete the online assessments.

Award issued:

Successful participants will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for:

SITHFAB025 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee 
SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

Course Duration & Hours

  • Assessments will be completed in an online format
  • 1 day of onsite practical learning 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Delivery location: Byron Circus Arts, Byron Bay Industrial Estate

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $50) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $150 (plus resource fee of $50)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Not have successfully completed one or more of the unit of competencies listed under Units of Study Required for an ACE Program course

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Closed in shoes, covered shoulders, no midriff showing and minimal jewelry


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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