The course is aimed at trainee baristas and a range of workers who prepare and serve espresso coffee in their workplace.

Your training will focus on: 

  • The history of coffee making and its origins
  • Advising customers on coffee beverages
  • Selecting appropriate coffee beans for grinding
  • Knowing and understanding how milk and milk alternatives impact the way espresso coffee looks and tastes
  • Preparing and reviewing espresso coffee beverages
  • Getting to know how the espresso machine works
  • Using, maintaining and cleaning commercial espresso machines and grinders
  • Face-to-face
  • 8 hours (two 4-hour sessions)
  • Bendigo and surrounding Central Victoria regions

Assessment may consist of:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Written answers to questions
  • Scenario-based assessments

Students must be 15 years old or older.

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.


8 hours (two 4-hour sessions)

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