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Key details

Duration

year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is 2 days of face-to-face training

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

VTP454

Overview

This Course 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.

It also includes pre-requisite unit SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety, this gives an understanding of hygienic practices used in a commercial environment for the safety of customers.

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

Possible occupations relevant to this program include:

  • Café 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.

Fees

Domestic Students
2023 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

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What will I study?

To achieve VTP454 - 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
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHFAB025Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
 Total nominal hours for the training program45

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry to this course candidates must:

  • be eligible under 11H funding to enroll in the course if the student is still attending school. Students will be from year 9, or from year 10 & 11 for Alice Springs only
  • be eligible under 11J funding to enroll in the course

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this program. Students may be required to complete an online LLN assessment to determine any support requirements. 

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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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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
Hospitality Workers Nfd
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts

Contact details

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

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Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

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