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Duration

0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is 2 x 6-hour sessions or 4 x 3-hour sessions, face-to-face

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

VTP257

Overview


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

Preparation of coffee beverages using other methods is covered in SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages.

This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves espresso coffee beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, function and event venues.

It applies to espresso machine operators who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hospitality include:

  • Cafe Attendant
  • Barista

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality.

Fees

2022 indicative fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $67.50, and for students who are not eligible is $562.50. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Course information flyer(s)

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What will I study?

To achieve VTP257 - Barista Training a total of two (2) units of competency must be completed as detailed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon the successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 45.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
 Total nominal hours for the training program45

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into VTP257 Barista Training, candidates must:

  • be 15 years of age or above to be eligible to enrol

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

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VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Barista
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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