Barista Course Melbourne

Course Details

 Looking for work in some of Melbourne’s best cafes? Or maybe you want to learn to make high quality barista coffee at home.

No matter what your goals are, our “Espress Yourself” barista course is perfect to give you the skills and confidence you need to excel behind the coffee machine. This course is based on the Nationally Accredited Espresso Machine Operation Skill Set. On successful completion of the course we can help with job matching. 



Espresso Machine Operation



39/617-643 Spencer St, West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003


Job Trainer Initiative  $0

Skills First Funding Concession $30

Skills First Funding $150

Fee for Service $450


 3 x Consecutive full days 

Student have up to 1 month to complete the skill set. 


Where you can Work

This course will enable participants to gain the skills and knowledge to work in the areas of coffee service within:

  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Bakeries

This course will give students the skills and knowledge to:

  • Food handlers certificate (Food Handlers Level 1)
  • How to make and serve espresso coffee’s
  • Coffee machine set-up and cleaning, using the grinder and extraction techniques
  • Using the Point of Sale (POS), processing payments and competing reconicilation
  • Providing quality customer service to internal and external customers, tips to exceed customer expectations handling complaints

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Course Structure


SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety – Food Handlers certificate

SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers

SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee – * Pre-requisite SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions

* This course is superseded & will be transitioned to the new release if not complete by 8th June 2023

The assessment model is a combination of:

  • Observation of performance and simulated service
  • Oral questioning
  • Theory questions; including short answers, matching questions, multiple choice and case studies.
  • Access to online theory from Session 1 
  • 3 x 8 hour sessions of practical skills and assessment  
  • Self-paced learning throughout course which includes learning content, videos, articles and zoom presentations. The students are expected to do on average 8 hours of self-study per week 

      Government Funding

      This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The course fees/costs depend upon eligibility for a Government subsidy, via the Skills First Funding Program.  Using a funded place can affect your access to future funding. If you are not eligible for funding the course fees will be the “Fee for Service” rate.

      Detailed fees and funding information can be found here.

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      Where Our Students Have Gone To Work

      Andy, Steph a , Bridget, Steph m and more where all really good to work with they made it so I really enjoyed coming to class. All the staff here are awesome! And I got a job from Steph m!

      She was such a big help with everything! Made everything less stressful and was always around to help I couldn’t thank her enough! All and all I couldn’t recommend serve it up enough!”

      Thomas Halse - March 2021

      “I just want to say thank you for all your teaching and support during my time at Serve It Up. I am very grateful for all the Sim Services and definitely the opportunity to work in the cafe. It definitely gave me a glance at how life would be on my feet for more than 4 hours. I really do appreciate it and all the lessons I learned the way.”

      Demilade Ogunsola - March 2021

      “I wanted to say a huge thank you for being so supportive and a wonderful trainer, I really enjoyed our classes and it got me an amazing job!” 

      Amy Argus - January 2021