Barista Basics (Short Course)

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Barista Basics (Short Course)

Learn key coffee making skills in our 5-hour Barista Basics class, taught in the heart of Melbourne CBD by experienced industry professionals.

Job prospects

+ Become a barista


+ Duration: 5 hours

+ Cost: $95 / $125

Local students Yes

International students Yes

How can I study?

This short course is available to study at our Melbourne CBD campus. Call us to discuss your study options.

Our barista basics class teaches you the foundation skills of coffee making from the very beginning. You will leave this course knowing how to use the espresso machine, extract espresso, froth milk and make all the coffees on an Australian coffee menu.

Fast facts

  • Small, practical, hands-on class

  • Melbourne CBD location

  • Experience hospitality trainers and hospitality experts

  • Opportunity to come back and practice in our on-campus work experience cafe (located level 9)

  • Course cost $125 (for internal students, $95)

In this program you will learn:

  • How to set up for service

  • How to use an espresso machine

  • How to texturize your milk

  • How to pour to create the different coffees you will find on an Australian coffee menu

  • Clean and maintain the coffee machine/area


Job outcomes

Become a barista


Course Cost

$95 for internal students (Explore English and MCIE)

$125 for external students



Level 9, 250 Collins Street, CBD



This is a non-accredited course. Certificates of completion will be issued on the day for successful participants.

There are no pre-requisite units for this course, however as the course is delivered in English. Learners must have the ability to read, write and understand English at a competent level to ensure successful completion. We require students to be at least intermediate level of English or above.

  • Click book online (above) and select a date from our available class dates on this page

  • Complete your personal details and make a payment

  • Follow the prompts in your confirmation email


Participants who arrive after 15 minutes from the course start date will not be allowed entry into the course.

Please ensure you arrive on time for your scheduled class

For group/ or school booking enquiries please send an email to our short course co-ordinator Gemma on

The reviews

Amazing barista course!

May 29, 2023

Gemma was a delight! I learnt so much about coffee


Great short barista course

May 29, 2023

Gemma is a very good teacher and I had a lot of fun learning !!!!! Also my coffee making skills are great, haha!

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