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NACC00008 - Basic Barista


At a glance

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.

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Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Study Mode On-campus
Availability Mackay, City; Rockhampton, City On-campus
Duration 1 class for 3 hours
Intake Dates August; September; October; November; December
Fee $105

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date. 2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed. 3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this short course.



This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes will be held from 5 pm – 8 pm at Willby’s Training Restaurant and will be available on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, 7 August 2018 (This class is full.  NO further enrolments)
  • Tuesday, 9 October 2018 
  • Tuesday, 13 November 2018
  • Monday, 3 December 2018
CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will be held from 9 am – 12 noon at the Fifth Floor Training Restaurant and will be available on the following dates:
  • Monday, 20 August 2018 
  • Monday, 10 September 2018
  • Monday, 15 October 2018


Various course intakes are available in 2018 which are specific to each CQUniversity campus.

Duration and Dates

1 class for 3 hours

How to Apply


You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit to create one.

You can apply to study NACC00008 - Basic Barista by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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Should your require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course or program, please call us on 13 27 86.

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