Barista Essentials

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Barista Essentials

Barista Essentials

Barista Essentials is a hands on coffee making course based at Monash University, Clayton Campus. You will practice on a real machine in the Sir John’s Bar, and learn how to make a variety of different types of coffees.

Life is too short for bad coffee…

Discover the secrets to making the perfect coffee – full body, magnificent aroma, well – established cream and a consistent, attractive presentation. This course covers milk frothing, maintenance of commercial grinders and espresso machines and correct technique for making espresso, macchiato, long black, cappuccino and café latte. Suitable for job seekers. Includes a Certificate of Completion.

In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.

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MSATPD has partnered with Platinum Staffing to assist our hospitality students find work.


Platinum Staffing is currently seeking vibrant, enthusiastic and motivated casual Food and
Beverage Attendants (Bartenders, Wait Staff, Barback/Bussie). Basic beer, wine, spirit knowledge is preferred not essential, cocktail knowledge/experience a bonus.

This role would suit someone who can work weekend nights – mostly Friday and Saturday late nights with possible opportunities on weekdays and day shifts.

What we offer you:
• Award wages
• Working with Melbourne biggest entertainment complex & prestige clients
• Fun and social work environment (different venues within the complex)
• High quality uniforms
• Opportunities for further training and development within the hospitality sector
• Easy access to public transport and nearby car parks

Email your resume and expression of interest to or click
the links below to apply according to your experience.


Wait Staff:



Recruitment form

1 x 4 hour session

Notebook and pen. Must wear enclosed shoes (No thongs or sandals).

Richard Hands

Richard currently manages the Sir John’s Bar at Monash University in Clayton and has over 20 years experience in hospitality ranging from cafes, pubs, clubs, 5* hotels, high end restaurants, cocktail bars and private members bars. He has been trained by master sommeliers/blenders, leading industry experts on spirits, beers and liqueurs, world renowned cocktail bartenders, Michelin starred chefs and has undertaken a number of courses and programs to develop his skills and knowledge within the industry. In London he was a trainer for Match Bar Group and Gaucho restaurants for a number of years where high expectations were placed on students and trainers. He has also opened venues and consulted for hospitality businesses here in Australia

MSA Training and Professional Development has partnered with OpenPay.

Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.

If you would like to obtain further information on our payment plans, please contact us on 9905 3180 or go to

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
221COFFGMonMay 16thMay 16th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
221COFFHMonMay 30thMay 30th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
221COFFISatJun 18thJun 18th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
222COFFAMonJul 4thJul 4th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
222COFFBSatJul 23rdJul 23rd10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
222COFFCMonAug 8thAug 8th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
222COFFDSatAug 27thAug 27th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
222COFFEMonSep 12thSep 12th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
222COFFFSatSep 24thSep 24th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
222COFFGSatOct 8thOct 8th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

To view our Refund and Transfer Policy please click here.

Depending on your individual circumstances, this course may be tax deductible.

MSA+ $126.00
Concession Concession$130.00
Full Fee $137.00