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SCA Courses

Specialty Coffee Association's SCA coffee skills program is a modular, skills-based training program designed to prepare learners to gain more success in their career while contributing to the progress and evolution of the specialty coffee industry.

The industry is changing rapidly, and the SCA coffee skills program helps learners keep up with the latest trends and developments. Whether you're looking to improve your brewing skills, learn about new brewing methods, or understand the science behind specialty coffee, the SCA coffee skills program can help you reach your goals. With its focus on skill development and industry knowledge, the SCA coffee skills program is an essential resource for anyone looking to pursue your hobby or build a successful career in specialty coffee.

SCA Barista Skills

SCA Barista Skills Foundation

10 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Barista Skills Foundation allows learners to gain an understanding of coffee itself as well as foundational skills required to operate an espresso bar.

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SCA Barista Skills Intermediate

16.5 Hours

$850.00 incl. GST

Ideal for those who have barista experience and want to improve coffee quality, while preparing for more complex job functions in the barista profession.

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SCA Barista Skills Professional

4 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

For: Career baristas with extensive experience, especially those who have completed their Intermediate exams and those pursuing their AST (Authorised SCA trainer) qualifications

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SCA Brewing

SCA Brewing Intermediate

15.5 Hours

$850.00 incl. GST

Ideal for someone who has brewing experience and wants to further explore how to improve coffee quality.

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SCA Brewing Foundation

9 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Brewing Foundation introduces the learner to the different methods of brewing coffee in a theoretical and practical hands-on manner for a range of devices.

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SCA Brewing Professional

4 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

For: Career baristas, brewers and coffee professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skill in brewing

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SCA Green Coffee

SCA Green Coffee Intermediate

15 Hours

$850.00 incl. GST

Learners will take a deeper and balanced look at botany, agronomy, seasonality, processing, resting, shipment, storage, decaffeination, markets, certifications, transactions, and quality differentiation.

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SCA Green Coffee Foundation

8.5 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Green Coffee Foundation introduces basic concepts regarding the production, trade, and evaluation of green coffee.

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SCA Green Coffee Professional

3 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

The professional level course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Green Coffee Intermediate course and prepare the student for managerial job functions found in the green coffee profession.

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SCA Roasting

SCA Roasting Intermediate

17 Hours

$950.00 incl. GST

Ideal for those who have roasting and desires to gain a deeper understanding of the roast profile, how the profile relates to colour, the relationship between roast profile and sensory expression, and the impact of development time.

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SCA Roasting Foundation

8.5 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Gain an understanding of the roasting process, including the physical changes that take place during the process and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark.

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SCA Roasting Professional

4 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

For: Career roasters, baristas and coffee professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skill in roasting with ideally 3-5 years of experience.

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SCA Sensory Skills

SCA Sensory Skills Foundation

9 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Sensory Foundation introduces the essentials of sensory evaluation, by investigating how our senses influence perception and how to apply this knowledge when evaluating coffee.

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SCA Sensory Professional

3 days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

The professional level course builds on the knowledge gained in Sensory Intermediate and prepares learners for managerial roles found in sensory-related professions.

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SCA Sensory Skills Intermediate

15 Hours

$850.00 incl. GST

Covering a wide range of topics, including the physiology of taste and aroma; the types of sensory analysis tests, the operation of a cupping session; the diversity of coffee attributes; the use of the SCA Flavor Wheel and WCR Sensory Lexicon; and the implementation of a sensory analysis panel and session.

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SCA Courses

SCA Green Coffee Professional

3 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

The professional level course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Green Coffee Intermediate course and prepare the student for managerial job functions found in the green coffee profession.

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SCA Barista Skills Foundation

10 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Barista Skills Foundation allows learners to gain an understanding of coffee itself as well as foundational skills required to operate an espresso bar.

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SCA Barista Skills Intermediate

16.5 Hours

$850.00 incl. GST

Ideal for those who have barista experience and want to improve coffee quality, while preparing for more complex job functions in the barista profession.

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SCA Barista Skills Professional

4 Days

$1,900.00 incl. GST

For: Career baristas with extensive experience, especially those who have completed their Intermediate exams and those pursuing their AST (Authorised SCA trainer) qualifications

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SCA Brewing Foundation

9 hours

$480.00 incl. GST

Brewing Foundation introduces the learner to the different methods of brewing coffee in a theoretical and practical hands-on manner for a range of devices.

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