Barista Course Melbourne

Espress Yourself

Course Details

Serve It Up’s “Espress Yourself” barista course in Melbourne will provide the skills and knowledge to enter Melbourne’s coffee elite. This is more than just a coffee making course because it may very well be the best barista course in Melbourne. This government funded barista course is based on the Nationally Accredited Espresso Machine Operation Skill Set including espresso coffee training, coffee machine essentials, coffee art/latte art, customer service, your food handlers’ certificate, and POS training.

Looking for work as a barista 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 barista course is based on the Nationally Accredited Espresso Machine Operation Skill Set. On successful completion of the barista course we can help with job matching.  



Espresso Machine Operation

Combo Deal – No fees if eligible for funding for our Dual Skill SetCoffee + Job Ready Tickets


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


Concession: $50

Government Funded: $250

Fee for Service $400



 4 x consecutive 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
  • 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


SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety – Food Handlers certificate

SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers

SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee – * Pre-requisite SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions

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 
  • 4 x full days 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

      Our nationally accredited Hospitality courses are available to everyone in Melbourne and surrounds. Here are a few suburbs to name a few where some of our students have come from:


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      Rosemary Stark
      Rosemary Stark
      22:08 29 Mar 23
      Totally recommend Serve It Up as a preferred hospitality trainer. They deliver high quality training in amazing facilities with amazing instructors. Their back of house admin team were also amazing to assist in signing up for the course and anything else along the way. Communication is key and this organisation does it very well. Thank you …. Bianca S
      Kane Harrison
      Kane Harrison
      01:11 27 Mar 23
      Had an amazing time learning at Serve It Up! Staff are lovely, peers were easy to get along with and the experience help greatly with my hospitality career. Definitely a place where all can comfortably succeed. The industry connections they have are also amazing if you wish to get a foot in the door.
      Sara North
      Sara North
      07:56 20 Feb 23
      I completed a bar tending and food handlers course with serve it up and it was great, I learnt a lot of new things and the instructors were super helpful throughout the course
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