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Basic Barista Short Course (NACC00008)

Course summary

This is a hands-on, three hour course introducing participants to the skills needed to gain employment in a café or coffee shop or to simply impress all your friends.

Participants will learn about a range of different coffee styles (including cappuccino, café latte and long black), preparing and presenting coffee, as well as using and maintaining an espresso machine. By the end of the course, you will be able to create and serve a professional standard beverage.


The fee for this short course will be $105.00.

Course details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • - Barista
AQF Level

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this short course. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Gain the skills needed to gain employment in a café or coffee shop, or simply impress friends and family. A Statement of Attendance will be issued on completion of this non-accredited short course.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Required Unit
NU0008 Basic Barista Short Course

Course Intakes


Various course intakes are available in 2018 which are specific to each CQUniversity campus.

Duration and dates
1 class for 3 hours


This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes will be held from 5 pm – 8 pm at Willby’s Training Restaurant and will be available on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, 6 February 2018 (This class is full. No further enrolments will be made.)
  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018
  • Tuesday, 5 June 2018
  • Tuesday, 7 August 2018
  • Tuesday, 9 October 2018 
  • Tuesday, 13 November 2018
  • Monday, 3 December 2018
CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will be held from 9 am – 12 noon at the Fifth Floor Training Restaurant and will be available on the following dates:
  • Monday, 19 March 2018
  • Monday, 30 April 2018
  • Monday, 4 June 2018
  • Monday, 6 August 2018 
  • Monday, 10 September 2018
  • Monday, 15 October 2018
  • Monday, 12 November

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
NACC00009 Master Barista Short Course Yes

Resource Requirements

Whilst on-campus, students must wear closed in shoes. Strictly no thongs or open sandals permitted. Students should also bring pen and paper to the class.