Student Profile

Rata Marrah - Food and Beverage Service

Rata Marrah - Food and Beverage Service

“I did this course because I love coffee and want to be a barista. I got curious when I saw people making coffee and wanted to learn more. I finished the course and now work three days a week at the campus café and am looking online for further training and work.” 

“I used to be a butcher then was working nights stacking shelves at the supermarket when I found this course on the internet. Working at night was too hard on my son and on my body clock.”

“The world of coffee is a whole new experience for me and I’m as keen as. I was there 100% and never had a day off. The paperwork was a bit of a challenge but the tutor helped me, plus I went home and studied in the evenings - and I finished top of the class. I was amazed that I did so well. When I started I didn’t even know what a power point presentation was.”

“I was the oldest in the class and I’d give the others heaps of stick as a bit of a class clown. I’m ready now to get a fulltime job as a barista or something else to do with coffee but I have to be patient. In the meantime I get to make coffee here at NorthTec – and still give the students stick.”


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