Prepare and serve espresso coffee

Enroll in Adelaide's most trusted barista course to master latte art, milk texturing, and more. Begin from the basics, covering all the essential knowledge and techniques to operate coffee machines, grinders, and craft the perfect cup. This comprehensive course equips you with the skills to become a skilled barista.

Bonus #1 Your copy of Grind It our 90-page interactive barista manual!

Bonus #2 Your copy of Get That Job 43-page Barista job hunting guide!

Bonus #3 A custom barista resume template from Coreena Cole Design!


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

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.

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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

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).

Unit of competency: 

SITHFAB025 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

Preparation of coffee beverages using other methods is covered in SITHFAB024 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages.

This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves espresso coffee beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, function and event venues.

It applies to espresso machine operators who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety


Single Day Short Course

Delivery Mode

In Person Training and Assessment

Unit of competency: 

SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

Pre-requisite Unit



Single Day Short Course

Delivery Mode

In Person Training and Assessment


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So What Do Our Classes Look Like?

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

I had some doubts going into the training, I was most worried about ‘too much theory’. The theory was minimal, all practical work and very hands-on. The HG Coffee School are experts!

George Harabalakis
State Manager Grinders Coffee

I would recommend this training to everyone because it’s a great skill set to have wherever you go.  It was an awesome day which was very informative.

James Heidrich
Jacobs Creek Wines

Having only ‘on the job’ training, I found this course to be rather informative.  Luke shared his passion for coffee through his instructing – More courses need a Luke!

Amanda Street
Manager Hudsons Coffee, Calvary


Most frequent questions and answers

No, as long as you are comfortable holding a jug of hot milk (65 degrees celsius) and can reach over a standard kitchen bench, there will be no issues. If you do have any concerns about participating please call us to discuss alternative training options

Our facilitators are coffee professionals with a wealth of knowledge and skill when it comes to mentoring students and teaching the techniques required to make outstanding coffee. Our practical intensive courses cover all of the course content with a mix of demonstrations, one-on-one and small group activities

There is currently a shortage of baristas in all Australian states.  A good barista is rarely out of work.  Completing your Barista Level 1 Certification is your first step towards a rewarding career as a barista.  Choose to be the best at what you do an you’ll always have work as a barista. 

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Course Content

  • Understanding & Appreciating Coffee
  • Coffee Roast Profiles & Flavour Profiles
  • The decaffeination process
  • Coffee machine and grinder operation
  • Calibrating equipment for cafe service
  • Extracting espresso coffee
  • Milk texturing and pouring techniques
  • Preparing the coffee menu
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment