Barista Online

Barista Online

Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso machine and earn Level 2 and 3 credits with Barista Online.

Learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you experience in the hospitality industries and/or prepare you for work.

This course has approximately 20 hours of online learning prior to course commencement.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Credits for Barista Online:

  • Level 2 – 4 credits
  • Level 3 – 8 credits


STAR courses




$420 (ex GST)


3 days (Daytime option)
6 days (Evening option)

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$420 (ex GST)

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origins, beans, harvesting and fair trade requirements. (17284)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of roasting, blending, decaffeination and storage & handling -(17284)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso equipment. (17285)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of making espresso and other beverages using commercial espresso equipment (17285)
  • Prepare espresso beverages under supervision. (17285)
  • Prepare espresso beverage equipment and ingredients. (17288)
  • Extract espresso, and explain potential problems with espresso and espresso equipment. (17288)
  • Prepare milk and explain potential problems with preparing milk for espresso beverages. (17288)
  • Prepare and present espresso beverages for service. (17288)

How to register

To register for a place at one of our Experience Ara offerings, please select register below for the date you wish to attend and complete the registration form.

Many Experience Ara offerings are available on request. Contact to discuss alternative options or questions you may have.

Upcoming dates

  • 15
    Barista Online
    Christchurch - City campus
    09:00 am - 03:30 pm
    Please note this event runs for 3 days, Tuesday October 15, Wednesday October 16, Thursday October 17.