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Certificate in Barista and Service Skills Micro-Credential

  • 5 Days
  • NZ$295* from 1st January 2024: NZ$320
  • Every Month
  • On Campus
  • Micro-credential

This 5 day Full Time Barista course is designed for beginners and will immerse you in the world of coffee. Students gain an NZQA Accredited Micro-Credential.


This 5 day Full Time Barista course is designed for beginners and will immerse you in the world of coffee. Students gain an NZQA Accredited Micro-Credential. 


You learn everything there is to know about coffee, from where it is grown through how the roasting process effects the flavours you taste in the cup. Hands on experience is the major component of this course, allowing you plenty of time to practice on professional machines to perfect your technique and make excellent coffee every time.

The Certificate in Barista and Service Skills provides practical, hands-on barista training as well as customer service and communication skills for junior staff in cafés, restaurants or food service. The skills learnt include:

  • Prepare espresso and chocolate based beverages
  • How to operate and clean coffee machines
  • Take orders
  • Communicate and serve customers in a professional manner




Students will receive an NZQA Micro-Credential Certificate. 

Page Updated: 23 Nov 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I become a Barista?

    We recommend completing a professional barista course, giving you the foundational skills and confidence required to be successful in the role as a barista. Modules include how to make common coffees, perfecting coffee grind, machine maintenance and customer service. These skills will improve your chances of securing an entry level position at a cafe where you will be able to further refine your skills. For those already working in a cafe environment, a course will accelerate your movement into a barista position.

  • How long does it take to train as a barista?

    A professional barista training course will take a week to complete. Following training, we recommend moving into an entry level position to gain work experience and develop your skills for a few months. You will then be well placed to move into a formal barista position.


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Session Dates

5 Day Sessions: 9am - 2:30pm


Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Registration Deadline

Registrations close 7 days before the course starts. Late registrations may be available, please enrol and contact us regarding any late registrations. 

About Micro-Credentials

Micro Credentials are short programmes that are approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

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