Multiple Levels - Cafe Barista - Canberra Special Offer
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Multiple Levels - Cafe Barista - Canberra

5.5-6 hour course to get you that barista job

Next Available: Sun, 02 Jun 9:00AM (AEST)
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6 hours
Over 500 people have attended this class


The ONA Coffee Ultimate Cafe Barista Course is designed to open your eyes to the world of coffee and give you an intensive two part workshop providing the necessary skills to go out and get that cafe barista job you wanted.

ONA Coffee supplies cafe businesses around Australia and the world as well as running leading cafes that push the boundaries of coffee service. With this wealth of experience we will teach you the essential skills of becoming a cafe barista.

We will equip you with the technical skills to competently operate an espresso machine. The variables are endless, however, there are three main areas to focus on that can make or break a coffee from cup to cup; Extractions, Milk Stretching & Pouring. 

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the correct way to perform these skills. You will then experience workflow and service mimicking a cafe as well as basic setup and pack-down procedures required of a barista.

This course is jam packed and will provide you with that necessary base to becoming a cafe barista.

The Ultimate Cafe Barista Course is designed for the new or soon to be cafe barista with limited to no experience working on a machine. Home baristas and enthusiasts are also welcome should they want to jam pack a day full of learning.


  • Introduction to the machine and grinder, safety warnings & how to achieve consistency with manual grinding & free-pouring shots
  • Analysing the correct espresso volume, time, dose, aroma, taste & colour
  • Correct dosing, distribution & tamping
  • Fundamentals of ristretto vs espresso & extractions needed for all your café beverages
  • Break down our two-stage approach of how to achieve silky milk
  • Learn how to free-pour all your coffees to get the correct depths of foam & ideal ‘canvas’.
  • Setup procedures
  • Introduction to cafe service and hospitality principles
  • Daily & weekly maintenance and pack down procedures needed to maintain ideal machine performance.

All classes are limited to 3 participants one per machine giving you ample one on one time with a trainer to improve your skills fast. You will receive an Electronic Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the class.

Should you be interested in gaining a job in an ONA Coffee supplied cafe we will take your details and consult with our partners on any openings available.


Cancellation and Refund Policy – Because Life Happens!

At ONA Coffee, we understand that sometimes life throws unexpected surprises your way. Our cancellation and refund policy is designed to be fair, flexible, and in line with the Australian Consumer Law and the Fair Trading Act 1992 (ACT). Here's the lowdown:

1. Refunds with More Than 48 Hours' Notice:

- Good news! If you let us know more than 48 hours before your class kicks off, we’ll give you a full refund for the class fee. The only thing we can't refund is any account fees that may have tagged along.

2. No Refunds within 48 Hours:

- Within 48 hours of the class starting? No worries, but unfortunately, we can't swing a refund your way. Life happens, and we totally get it.

3. Class Transfer within 48 Hours:

- Need to shuffle things around within 48 hours of your class? We've got you covered! You can transfer to another class, but there's a tiny $50 admin fee that helps us keep things running smoothly.

4. How to Switch Things Up:

- Drop us a line via email at to make any refund or transfer requests. Just include your full name, class details, and why you need to make a change.

5. We're Human Too – Exceptional Circumstances:

- We know life isn't always black and white. If something way out of the ordinary happens, talk to us. We're here to help, and we'll do our best to work things out with you.

6. If We Mess Up:

- In the rare event that we have to cancel a class, you're getting a full refund – class fee and any account fees included.

7. Give Us a Heads Up:

- Remember, for any cancellations or transfer requests to be valid, we need to hear from you before the class starts.

By jumping into our classes, you're agreeing to these friendly terms. We might tweak things now and then, but we'll always keep you in the loop.

Questions? Just reach out! We're here for you.


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What you will learn

  • The necessary skills needed to start working as a barista

What you will get

  • You will receive an Electronic Certificate of Achievement at the completion of the class.
  • Ultimate Cafe Barista courses are limited to 4 participants to maximise one on one learning

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear

Casual and closed shoes.

Appropriate for

People with limited to no barista experience and those wanting to get a job as a barista

Coffee is our passion. As one of Australia’s most highly regarded specialty roasters, we’ve always had one simple goal: creating the best and most sustainable coffee in the world.

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4.9 (159 reviews)
Laurarated it
20 May 2024
Such an amazing course! I was a little nervous but the instructor was so welcoming and friendly. Also, I am Autistic and find new situations and new people intimidating, but I felt so comfortable and everything was pretty easy to follow. I now feel confident going out into the work place with these new skills and certificate.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours' prior to course commencement to transfer or cancel your course attendance, or you will forfeit your full course and booking fee. Thank you!!

If you wish to transfer to another course or cancel your booking, you must contact ONA Coffee via email more than 48 hours' prior to course commencement, for a course refund (please note you will forfeit the $5.80 booking fee!!)

Alternatively if you still choose to transfer or cancel your course within the 48 hours before class commencement there is a $50 admin fee.


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