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Barista Essentials

Madras Street

This course will give you the technical skills required to operate a commercial espresso machine and produce espresso and espresso-based beverages.

You’ll learn from passionate, experienced tutors in our specialised barista training room, gain coffee knowledge and become familiar with the espresso extraction process, steaming milk and milk pouring.

This course is comprised of practical, hands-on learning and an online theory component. The practical component consists of six, three-hour sessions at the Ara City campus. You have the option of enrolling in evening sessions (twice a week for three weeks) or an intensive course over three consecutive days.

We recommend undertaking the online, theory components prior to starting your course (requires access to a computer and the internet). This will ensure you’re well prepared for the practical sessions. To pass the course, the minimum requirement of competency in all seven learning modules is 80%. You can start your online theory component up to three weeks prior to the first practical session and you’ll have access for 85 days after the course completion date.

Participants on this course will gain Ara tertiary credits. If you’re a secondary school student and interested in NCEA credits, please email the engagement team for more information:

Course Code TSBT310
Level 3
Credits 12
Estimated Time 4 Weeks
Fees 2021 $416
International Fee $743

Please note: You will be charged an associated external fee (if applicable) plus a portion of the compulsory Student Services Levy that supports our services available to students. For full information on the compulsory Student Services Levy, visit fees and finance.

How to Apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre

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Barista Essentials - Intensive
Start date: 04 October 2021
Barista Essentials - Evening
Start date: 18 October 2021
Barista Essentials - Intensive
Start date: 29 November 2021

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