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

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

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Hospitality Tutors
Shane Parone
Shane Paraone

Hospitality tutor Shane Paraone loves seeing students light up. “They respond to what you’re doing and are really pleased with themselves when they achieve.”


Block courses


4 days (9am – 3pm)


Whangarei: 13, 20, 27 Mar & 3 Apr

15, 22, 29 May & 6 Jun

14, 21, 28 Aug & 4 Sep

6, 13, 20 & 27 Nov

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $215.30

International: $1,792.23

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