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School Holiday Barista Part One

  • 3 Days
  • NZ$295
  • On Campus
  • NZQA Credits

Practical knowledge on how to prepare espresso coffee in a café setting. Unit standard: 17285, Level 2, Credits 4, Version 10


This 3-day course will teach you the basics of coffee preparation, with a lot of practical time on the machines. You will be learning different types of coffee, the standard cafe recipes and how espresso machines are cleaned.


Recipes Taught

  • Latte
  • Flat White
  • Cappuccino
  • Short Black (Espresso)
  • Long Black
  • Caffè mocha (Mochaccino)
  • Hot Chocolate

Our tutors are experienced barista professionals who have worked in the industry for many years, gaining tricks and tips to help you make excellent coffee. Our course includes a theory module which introduces you to different varieties of coffee beans, their different growing locations and how these factors influence the taste of our coffee. 

A certificate of attendance and NZQA Unit Standards will be awarded on completion of this course.

UNIT STANDARD: 17285 LEVEL 2, CREDITS 4, Version 10

School Holiday Cancelation Policy

This school holiday programme has a different refund and cancelation policy compared to our other short courses. This is because the programmes are designed to be booked through your high school careers department and there are additional NZQA registration requirements. 




5 working days before the New Zealand School Term ends. 

Full refund *

Transfer Available +

Within the last week of the New Zealand School Term or during the School Holiday period.

No refund

No Transfer Available

Late to class by more than 10 minutes. Students who miss the first day cannot attend the subsequent days. 

No refund

No Transfer Available

* No refunds are available on registrations that have previously been transfered. 
+ Registrations may be transfered a maximum of two times only. 


Page Updated: 08 Apr 2024

Qualifications Gained

  • Unit standard 17285, Level 2, Credits 4, Version 10

Course Requirements

  • Aged 16 or over

Session Dates

Days and times vary


Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online. For STAR Funding, please book through your School's Careers Department.

Registration Deadline

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

Course Fees

  • NZ$295
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Qualifications Gained

  • Unit standard 17285, Level 2, Credits 4, Version 10

Course Requirements

  • Aged 16 or over