Barista Skills can be studied at three different levels:
Foundation* is for those new to the coffee industry and focuses on the key skills required to set your grinder, brew espresso and foam and texture milk for cappuccinos. No previous barista experience is required for this course. This course is also available in Mandarin (中文教学).
Intermediate* provides a deeper understanding of the coffee itself and builds on the practical skills learnt at Foundation level. Milk techniques, including latte art, are introduced as well as health and safety, customer service and basic business. This course is suitable for people already working as baristas. This course is also available in Mandarin (中文教学). The mandarin version of this course is not SkillsFuture Credits eligible.
Professional level is suitable for baristas with considerable experience who have also completed the Intermediate qualification. It takes both a scientific and managerial perspective to coffee and making espresso-based drinks.
*SCA Barista Skills Foundation and Intermediate courses are SkillsFuture Credit eligible.