Coffee Skills / Professional Barista

Course Overview

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make the perfect espresso? Perfect for beginners, you will learn all the basics with plenty of one-on-one tuition. If you are an experienced barista, sharpen your skills and learn how to avoid the short cuts. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of course.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:


  • Brief Introduction
  • History of coffee
  • Types of beans
  • The roasting process
  • Packaging and storage.


  • The three keys to understanding the grinder
  • How to use an espresso machine
  • How to pour the perfect espresso
  • How to texture milk effectively
  • The coffee menu
  • Cleaning, care and maintenance of the espresso machine and grinder

Course outcome

What is involved

Time commitment


What you need to know

Entry requirements

What you need to provide

  • Confirmation letter plus notepad and pen

Other information

Materials supplied
  • Professional machines and coffee to work on
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion of workshop.

What you can do next

Study pathway

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.