Barista Skills

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Do you know your Flat white from your Latte? Ever wondered how to make the perfect coffee? Or just a coffee fan and want to learn more? 

Our Barista skills course will provide you with the know how to set you on the path to becoming a coffee expert, and provide you with useful skills for future careers from working in a café on weekends to being a barista full time.

If you want to work in the café scene then this qualification will help you. Concentrating on skills and techniques of the barista. 

Closed toe shoes and full length trousers are to be worn to ensure health and safety requirements are met.

Unit standards in this course

Unit standards Level Credits
17284 - Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production 3 3
17288 - Prepare and present espresso beverages for service 3 5

Payment is to be made prior to the course commencement. Student loans are not available for short awards.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Amanda Turner
Amanda Turner

My interest in front of house operations started when I was at University and soon became a passion which was cemented further by travel


Block courses


4 days (9am – 3pm)

Start Dates

2022 dates

Whangarei: 31 MAR & 1, 7, 8 APR

30 JUN & 1, 7, 8 JUL

4, 5, 11, 12 AUG

27, 28 OCT & 3, 4 NOV

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $220

International: $1,792.23

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