Espresso Machine Operation (VIC only)

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Serve It Up
  • Awarded by

    Serve It Up

  • Qualification

    Short Course

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Upfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    4 consecutive days

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Waitstaff | Barista | Customer Service Assistant

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Melbourne is known as the city with best coffee in Australia, not accidentally but due to the skill level of its baristas. If you're interested in learning how to make awesome coffee and want to gain employment with Melbourne's best cafés, then this Espresso Machine Operation qualification (or "Espress Yourself" as they like to call it) from Serve It Up (SIU) could be just the thing you're looking for.

    This course is possibly the best barista course available in Melbourne, and it will teach you essential skills that make a great barista such as how to make and serve espresso coffee, how to use and get the best out of a coffee machine, coffee art/latte art, customer service and POS training, and you will also receive your Food Handlers Level 1 Certificate. By the end of the course you'll be an expert coffee maker, ready to take on the barista role in any café, bar or restaurant.

    This course has government funding through Victoria's Skills First Funding initiative and eligible students can have a portion of their fees covered by the program. Or join SIU's Barista Coffee + Job Ready Tickets dual skill set and get this course for No Cost if eligible for Skills First funding. Please enquire to see if you qualify.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    You will need access to a computer and meet the entry level AQF 2 Language literacy and numeracy requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing Serve It Up's Espresso Machine Operation qualification, you will study the following subjects:

    • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety – Food Handlers certificate
    • SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers
    • SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee – * Pre-requisite SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions


  • Why Serve It Up?

    Serve It Up (SIU) is a leading registered training organisation (RTO) that provides professional training services to help individuals and businesses improve their hospitality skills.

    The company offers a wide range of training programs, including bar and cocktail training, food and beverage service training, event management training, and customer service training.

    These programs are designed to help individuals develop the skills they need to succeed in the hospitality industry, and businesses to improve the performance of their staff and enhance the customer experience.

    The training is delivered by experienced hospitality professionals who provide practical, hands-on instruction, and customized training solutions to meet the unique needs of each client.

    With a focus on quality and excellence, SIU ensures that all participants receive the training they need to succeed in the competitive hospitality industry.

    SIU has 4 state of the art hospitality training rooms in Melbourne, each set-up with a fully operational bar, coffee machines, beer reticulation systems. They operate their own cafe and restaurant on-site called Hunters & Disciples which provides work experience for Serve It Up graduates and placement opportunities.

    Serve It Up (SIU) offers a range of training and development programs for students and graduates
    looking to start a career in the hospitality industry, including apprenticeships, internships, and work placements. These programs provide students with hands-on experience and practical skills that are essential for success in the hospitality industry.

    SIU also provides ongoing support to students throughout their studies and beyond, with access to a team of experienced professionals who offer guidance, advice, and mentorship.

    With a strong focus on student success, SIU is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and succeed in the hospitality industry.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of Serve It Up's Espresso Machine Operation qualification, you will become a qualified barista and have all the skills and knowledge required to start working in any café, bar or restaurant.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Hospitality could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Restaurant Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Functions Manager, Event Manager, Hotel Manager, Reservations Manager, Duty Manager, Chef, Cook, Entrepreneur.

  • Let's talk price

    This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low or no fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

    For students not eligible for government funding, full course fees will apply.

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