Welcome To The HG Coffee School

Barista Course Adelaide

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South Australian Barista School

The barista course Adelaide trusts. You get what you pay for with barista training.  We steam real milk, not water, long life or powdered milk.  We have no online learning requirements.  We free pour our coffee, and don’t teach students to pour using spoons.  

Book with us the first time, not after you realise you took the wrong course.

If you’re looking for a serious industry based barista course in Adelaide you’ve come to the right place.  We’re serious about barista training and we’re serious about delivering on our promise of the best barista training on the market!

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A Barista School with Corporate Confidence:

Chosen by Leading Companies

High Quality Equipment

Our espresso machines and grinders are new and industry relevant so our students learn on equipment they're most likely to work on in the industry.

Industry Active Trainers

At the HG Coffee School, coffee is all we do! Our trainers compete and judge in state and national competitions, and partner and consult with some of Adelaide's busiest cafes.

A Full Training Pathway

Our pathway to coffee mastery begins with our Level 1 & Safe Food Handling course and progresses to Barista Level 2, Work Experience, Latte Art and Specialty Brewing

Certified Training

As one of South Australia's most trusted hospitality training providers our certified training is sought after by industry employers and assists our graduates in getting their foot in the door. 

Industry Placement Program

We're different.  We support our students all the way into employment with our Industry Placement Program. Relevant experience and a glowing reference can make all the difference!

Peace Of Mind Guarantee

We deliver the highest quality training in Adelaide.  In fact we offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.   We also offer discounted training to dissatisfied graduates from other training organisations.

Our Students Gain Employment

Our students are sought after by cafe owners.

 Hear what some of our students say about our barista training and teaching methods and if you’re still unconvinced, call or email us for more information!

This is what our Barista Level 1 Graduates had to stay about the training...

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Mel and the team here are fantastic! Can’t speak highly enough of them!

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Great course. Concise, hands on with modern equipment

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I’ve had a great experience. Just finished Barista level 1 & 2. 

HG Coffee School

Couldn’t recommend HG coffee school enough. I did the level 1 and 2 plus latte art. 

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What’s Happening This Week?

We’ve updated our grinders to the latest mazzer electronic S series, and have also introduced the new Mahlkonig E65S Grind By Weight Grinder.  This ensures our students are confident and proficient in the use of the technology they will be required to work with in any given cafe.

 Shout out to the following cafes that have sent their staff to us for training.   Revival Cafe in Tailem Bend, The Village Baker and Gather Grounds Cafe! 

Course Packages

July Special!

Barista Level 1 & 2 Package

The Hospitality Industry in SA needs confident, quick and efficient Baristas. The problem is…. there simply aren’t enough to go around.
This is where you, a Graduate of our Barista Level 1 & 2 Package come in!
The Barista Level 1 & Food Safety course will teach you the necessary fundamentals of commercial coffee machine use and the Barista Level 2 will teach you efficiency, presentation, and speed!
Most importantly, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks that all the best Baristas in Australia use to keep up with and exceed customer expectations!

We’re talking E-Grinder Calibration, Hands Free Milk, Wastage Control; how to get 4-6 coffees out of one jug of milk, Latte Art: The Love heart, the Tulip, The Rosetta, and Mock Café Exercises– work in pairs to make 20 coffees in 20 minutes multiple times!

DID YOU KNOW: Customers expect a coffee be made every 2 minutes, and the good news is, we teach you to be much faster than that!
  • Barista Level 1 Certification
  • Barista Level 2 Certification
  • Bonus Interactive Barista Manual
  • Bonus 2 Hour Resume Preparation and Job Hunting Workshop
  • Bonus Barista Resume Template
Most Popular!

Barista Mentorship Package

With Barista Level 1, delve into the core principles of using commercial coffee machines, mastering the essentials. Then, Level 2 takes you further, honing your skills in efficiency, presentation, and lightning-speed service—qualities that define exceptional baristas.

Your mentorship also includes personalized attention—a 1.5-hour private training session focusing solely on your Barista journey.

And to build further on that hands-on experience, immerse yourself in a 1.5-hour Practice Session, working at your pace to master any area you would like to improve on, great for building your confidence before a job interview.

If you’re serious about hitting the ground running this is the package for you. It doesn’t get better than this.
  • Barista Level 1 Certification​
  • Barista Level 2 Certification​
  • Bonus Interactive Barista Manual
  • Bonus 2 Hour Resume Preparation and Job Hunting Workshop
  • Bonus Barista Resume Template
  • 1.5-Hour Private Barista Training Session
  • 1.5-Hour Coffee Lab Practice Session

Barista Level 1 & 2 Package | Barista Mentorship Package | Bartending Lvl 1 & 2 Package

Upcoming Courses

Course Title Training Begins Price AUD (ex GST)
Barista Level 2 Advanced Barista Techniques Sat 20, Jul 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Tue 23, Jul 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Tue 30, Jul 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Sat 3, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Tue 6, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Sat 10, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Tue 13, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Coffee Wed 14, Aug 2024
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Barista Level 2 Advanced Barista Techniques Sat 17, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barista Level 1 & Food Safety Training Tue 20, Aug 2024
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Most frequent questions and answers
What makes the HG Coffee School Different?

Quality training.  Doesn’t sound like a serious point of difference, but it should be your most important consideration.   Do your training once and do it right.  Many of our students have previously done barista training elsewhere only to be told by a prospective employer that their methods are dated and their knowledge isn’t sufficient for the role.  We teach modern techniques, on modern equipment.  

Are your courses nationally recognised?

Yes! We deliver the most up to date accredited units SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Find more information on our Nationally Recognised courses at: https://hgcoffee.com.au/course/sithfab025-prepare-and-serve-espresso-coffeeel-1-food-safety-training/

We only recommend this for those who will likely undertake in further study in Hospitality i.e. Certificate I, II, or III in Hospitality Management.  In doing so you will have recognition of prior learning in these units.

If you’re learning to make coffee for employment this upgrade is unnecessary, as employers only interview and employ against your ability to make good coffee.

The Statement of Attainment is a transcript of the two accredited units that you will complete during your training with us.

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

This is delivered under a Third Party Agreement with Time Education and Training RTO:40058.
Upon successfully completing these units, individuals will receive a ‘Statement of Attainment’ issued by Time Education and Training RTO: 40058, the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

To have your training registered please contact us prior to making your booking. 



Is the Barista Level 2 course nationally recognised?

No, there is currently no nationally recognised programme for advanced barista training. We offer the advanced barista course for those who want to fine tune their skills and gain further confidence behind the coffee machine. Our focus in the advanced barista course is to teach you how to work under pressure, learn new techniques and equipment, and introduce you to latte art. Certificates of attainment from HG Coffee School are given to all students who complete the course.

How old do students need to be to enroll in a barista course?

We generally find that students 12 years and up have no trouble at all in learning and making amazing coffee with us.  As a rule if you can pour a cup of tea at home confidently you’ll have no trouble.  If in doubt don’t hesitate to contact us.

Will I learn to make all varieties of coffees?

Absolutely! It is important that all baristas have a solid understanding of the full coffee menu and any known variation amongst each variety.

I've been making coffee for years now and just need to refresh my skills, what do you suggest?

There have been so many recent changes and innovation in coffee making and its presentation that many people find they’ve been left behind. We suggest starting with barista basics, where we can explain the reason we do what we do behind the coffee machine, new style and presentation of coffee and any techniques you might be unfamiliar with. For those with recent training who want to learn how to handle a high pressure environment, multitask and present customers with beautiful latte art we suggest the advanced course.

I have never made coffee before, can I still do your barista level 1 course?

Absolutely! In fact this course is designed for those with no knowledge of coffee at all. For those with experience with coffee, this course will fill in all the gaps in your coffee knowledge and give you time to master the fundamentals of coffee.

I do not have a credit card, can I still book into the courses?

Yes, you can send us an e-mail or call us with the course you would like to book into and we can make arrangements for you to pay with cash or a bank card on the day, direct bank deposit into our accounts or pay via credit card over the phone if you are unsure of the website payment system.

What should I wear to the course?

We recommend comfortable clothing and enclosed comfortable shoes, things might get messy 🙂

Where are you located?

Our address is 100a Henley Beach Rd, Mile End. 

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