Barista Basics Online Training

This barista basics online course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to produce and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines.

It covers how to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines.

  • Organise coffee workstation
  • Select and grind coffee beans
  • Advise customers on espresso coffee
  • Extract and monitor quality of espresso
  • Texture milk
  • Serve espresso coffee beverages
  • Clean espresso equipment

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Course Outline

There are 7 core sections in the Barista Basics course to cover followed by a final assessment.

Each section includes video, readings, and interactive activities to assist in your learning experience.

  1. Element 1 – Organise coffee workstation
  2. Element 2 – Select and grind coffee beans
  3. Element 3 – Advise customers on espresso coffee beverages
  4. Element 4 – Extract and monitor quality of espresso
  5. Element 5 – Texture milk
  6. Element 6 – Serve espresso coffee beverages
  7. Element 7 – Clean espresso equipment

Course Duration

Please allow approximately three (3) hours to complete your online training course.

From the time of enrolment, you have twelve (12) weeks to complete your training course.


On successful completion, each student will receive a certificate demonstrating the attainment of the skills and knowledge gained through the completion of this course.

Where Can I Work?

  • Bars, Clubs and Pubs
  • Casinos and Gaming Venues
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Café and Coffee Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Event & Conference Centres

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Barista


What Internet browser should I be using to do my course?

The course and its features unfortunately do not support the Internet Explorer browser.  We strongly recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

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Why do I need to get my Barista Basics certificate?

Anyone who is involved in any activity that involves preparing or serving espresso coffee needs to have this certificate. This means people involved in coffee:

  • Preparing – such as frothing, grinding or pouring coffee
  • Serving
  • Also people who would assist customers with their food and beverage selection, providing customers with a high level of service

Is the online Barista Basics training course a nationally recognised training course?

The Barista Basics online training course is not a nationally recognised training course, however it provides you with the basics of coffee making and will improve your employability, increasing career prospects within the hospitality industry.

How much does the course cost?

The Barista Basics online training course is $19 which includes access to the Club Training Australia Learning Management System for six (6) weeks, support from our qualified trainers and assessors and a certificate of achievement upon successful completion.

English is my second language, will I have difficulties understanding the learning materials?

Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience helping students from all over the world. Sometimes just having something explained over the phone makes the difference. Phone our Helpdesk on 1800 653 266 or (07) 3878 7291.

What type of certificates will I receive when I finish my online Barista Basics training course?

You will receive a certificate of achievement outlining the subjects covered in the course.

How long before I receive my certificates?

As soon as you successfully complete your Final Assessment, you can generate your certificate.  Download and print your certificate and start working immediately.