Barista Apprenticeship

$950 | 20 hours

Our Barista Apprenticeship program is designed specifically for anyone looking to get a job as a barista. We believe in the importance of training but understand it will only get you so far. Some things you just learn through experience.
That’s where this program comes in - dedicated coaching and mentoring AND practical training within a cafe environment. This apprenticeship program is aimed specifically at people that have no experience but are looking to start a career in coffee. It goes across 4 days and is limited to 2 people to achieve maximum results.

To get started, we recommend signing up to our Basic Espresso course and talking to us directly about the program. Please note that the Basic Espresso course is a prerequisite as it lays the foundation for the program.

What is covered

  • Personal coaching, training and mentoring

  • Workflow and systems training

  • Real time cafe experience in every session

  • Latte art

  • Dialing in a coffee machine and grinder

  • Resume and job application tips

Who should come

  • Aspiring baristas

  • Cafe owners that want barista skills

What is provided

  • Unlimited coffee and milk

  • Job application coaching and references

  • Certificate of completion

  • Lunch on the first day

Course Packages

We offer great discounts and savings when you book in for multiple barista courses. Please see our Packages page for more information.


Week 1 Week 2


9:00am – 12:00pm:   Practical training
12:00am – 1:00pm:    Lunch / Debrief
1:00pm – 2:00pm:    Cafe Simulation
2:00pm – 3:00pm:    Maintenance training


9:00am – 9:30am:    Setup / Dial in
9:30am – 11:30am:    Cafe Simulation
11:30am – 12:00pm:  Clean up


7:00am – 8:00am:   Setup / Dial in
8:00am – 11:00am:  Coffee service
11:00am – 11:30am:  Debrief
11:30am – 12:30pm:  Clean up


7:00am – 8:00am:     Setup / Dial in
8:00am – 11:00am:    Coffee service
11:00am – 12:00pm:   Final Training / Debrief
12:00pm – 12:30pm:   Clean up



Barista Scholarship

We want to give the opportunity for 2 people to start a career as a barista, fully covered - no strings attached. We want this to be a life changing opportunity for someone needing a radical change in their life. This scholarship is open to everyone but we will be going through a strict application process to ensure we provide this opportunity to the right people.

Minimum Requirements

  • Passionate about coffee

  • Comfortable talking to people

  • Can handle a pressure environment

  • Hard working and honest

  • Available for the interview and scholarship dates listed below

Who we are looking for

  • Anyone going through financial difficulty

  • Marginalised groups

  • Someone desperate for an opportunity

Application process

  • Look through the requirements and decide if you are suitable for the scholarship

  • Fill out the form below

  • Applications close 12 November

  • 10 finalists contacted for interviews (note: only finalists will be contacted)

  • Scholarship winners decided and contacted by 19 November

  • Barista Scholarship starts 26 November and finishes 4 December

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