Otago Polytechnic

STAR – Espresso Coffee



15 hours

On campus

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Demand in New Zealand and all over the world for skilled, qualified hospitality graduates continues to grow.

At the Food Design Institute, Dunedin, we offer a wide range of New Zealand hospitality courses and programmes designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in this industry. Undertaking a STAR Hospitality course gives senior secondary school students an opportunity to see if a hospitality career is something they wish to pursue.

During this course, you will learn how to prepare espresso beverages using commercial espresso coffee equipment.

Entry criteria

Students must be in Year 11,12 or 13.

Course content

Unit Standard 17285: Demonstrate Knowledge of Commercial Espresso Coffee Equipment and Prepare Espresso Beverages Under Supervision (Level 2, 4 Credits)

Courses will be run by prior arrangement for a full cohort from individual secondary schools. This espresso course is unit standard-based and can be credited if applicable to our full-time programmes.

Class size

Each class is limited to 12 students.

How to apply

Talk to your school's Career Advisor who will contact Otago Polytechnic directly on your behalf.

Careers Advisors

Please email ebshss@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 762 786 for more information and to arrange enrolment of the student.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.