NACC00008 - Basic Barista Short Course

Duration1 class for 3 hours
Mackay City and Rockhampton City
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeNACC00008
Course TypeShort Course (Non-accredited)


Have you always wanted to learn how to make a great coffee? This short course will provide you with the skills to make that great coffee and may help you gain work in the hospitality industry.

This is a hands-on, three hour course introducing participants to the skills needed to gain employment in a café or coffee shop or to simply impress all your friends. Participants will learn about a range of different coffee styles (including cappuccino, café latte and long black), preparing and presenting coffee, as well as using and maintaining an espresso machine. By the end of the course, you will be able to create and serve a professional standard beverage.

Definitions of our ACC, NACC and PDC short course codes.

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Career Opportunities

Gain the skills needed to gain employment in a café or coffee shop, or simply impress friends and family. A Statement of Attendance will be issued on completion of this non-accredited short course.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

1 class for 3 hours

Required Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
NU0008Basic Barista Short Course

Standard Course Structure

March, 2023Mackay City, Rockhampton City
May, 2023Mackay City
June, 2023Rockhampton City
August, 2023Rockhampton City
September, 2023Mackay City
November, 2023Mackay City, Rockhampton City

Short Course Dates

Mackay City
30 March 2023, 25 May 2023, 13 July 2023, 07 September 2023, 23 November 2023
Rockhampton City
13 March 2023, 12 June 2023, 07 August 2023, 13 November 2023

This course has no residential schools.


There are no entry requirements for this short course.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$142

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$150

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

How to apply

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