This is a 4 day Barista programme designed to give you the practical and theoretical skills required to gain an entry level role in industry. Never made coffee? Not a problem, we’ll teach you!

Work books will be sent out in advance of the course to familiarise with the course content and you will be taught everything that you need to know on the course.


This course is focused on learning in a practical environment while also gaining the theoretical knowledge you need to make great espresso beverages. Your industry experienced and knowledgable tutor will guide you through what is required to make excellent espresso beverages. You will have time to practice and develop your new skill set while you are on the course.

What You Will Learn

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Prepare espresso equipment and ingredients
  • Extract espresso, and explain potential problems with espresso and espresso equipment
  • Prepare milk, and explain potential problems with preparing milk, for espresso beverages
  • Present espresso beverages for service.
Qualifications You Gain

This programme will award you the following credits:

Unit 17288
5 Credits, Level 3


Students may choose to continue on to further study in hospitality or find entry level employment.

Entry Requirements

Minimum NCEA Level 1 – Please contact us for alternative assessment if you do not meet this requirement.

Fees and Start Dates


New Zealand Domestic Students $431.25. (incl. GST)

International Student: $450 (incl. GST)

This includes the 4 day programme and all materials and work books required for the course. (This programme is NOT eligible for study link assistance.)

3 days will be run consecutively from the start date. For example if the course starts on a monday then the course will run Monday, Tuesday Wednesday. The fourth day is an assessment day and is confirmed before the course start date – this day will be allocated within two weeks of the course if not before.

If you are interested in this course you will need to contact Avonmore Christchurch directly to arrange enrolment.

Start Dates:

Course Days: 9am to 3pm.

Assessment Day: 9.30am to 2.30pm

20 June – 21 June – 22 June + Assessment Day 26 June

9 July – 10 July – 11 July + Assessment Day 12 July

16 July – 17 July – 18 July + Assessment Day 19 July

27 August – 28 August – 29 August + Assessment Day 30 June

1 October – 2 October – 3 October + Assessment Day 4 October

8 October – 9 October – 10 October + Assessment Day 11 October

24 October – 25 October – 26 October + Assessment Day 29 October

Please confirm your start date at the time of enrolment. Courses are run based on a minimum number of students. If a course is canceled you will either be offered a change of course date or a full refund at least 7 days before the start date.

Where Can You Study?

Christchurch Campus ONLY.