How to become a Barista

Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and dining establishments.

Personal requirements of a Barista

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good memory
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Good personal presentation
  • Confidence in handling money
  • Able to stand for long periods

Education & Training for a Barista

You can work as a barista without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You can become a barista through a VET qualification in hospitality. Many training providers also offer short courses in coffee making. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a barista through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




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