Coffee Skills

Short Course Description.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability 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 and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

Entry requirements or Pre-requisites

To be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency, you must hold and bring with you to classroom training, evidence of holding a Safe food handling (Level 1) - SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety, or equivalent.  

If you do not hold or provide evidence of holding the pre-requisite unit of competency, you will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance confirming the topics covered as part of the course.  

Documents issued on successful completion

On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency completed as part of the course. 

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Unit Code/s:
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

Learning outcomes
The delivery of this course will cover the following elements:

  1. Organise coffee workstation
  2. Select and grind coffee beans
  3. Advise customers and take espresso coffee orders
  4. Extract and monitor quality of espresso
  5. Undertake milk texturing process
  6. Serve espresso coffee beverages
  7. Clean espresso equipment

Course duration
1 day

Assessments Conducted
Formal assessment will be conducted in order to assess individual’s competency regarding the required skills and knowledge within the unit of competency. This includes preparation and presentation of a range of espresso-based coffee beverages on a minimum of three separate occasions within commercial timeframes. 

The following assessments will be conducted as part of this short course:

  • Written knowledge assessment
  • Practical observation assessment