Barista Essentials

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Barista Essentials is a hands on 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.

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
212COFFQSatNov 27thNov 27th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
212COFFRFriDec 3rdDec 3rd5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
212COFFSFriDec 10thDec 10th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
212COFFTSatDec 18thDec 18th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
221COFFASatFeb 5thFeb 5th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
221COFFBMonFeb 21stFeb 21st5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
221COFFCMonMar 7thMar 7th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
221COFFDSatMar 26thMar 26th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
221COFFESatApr 9thApr 9th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
221COFFFSatApr 30thApr 30th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

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

Students who enrolled in this course also enrolled in:

Covid Marshall Training

Hospitality Bundle

Professional Waiting Skills

Bartending and Cocktails

SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety

SITHFAB002 Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

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

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