Otago Polytechnic

STAR - Barista skills Level 2



Two days

Blended delivery - on campus and online

30 September and 1 October
Anytime via your high school Career Advisor

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Want to make the perfect coffee? Then look no further than this introductory coffee course. You'll learn to use commercial espresso equipment and explore basic hot and cold café-style beverages.

This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13. Check out our STAR courses page for more information.

Note: These courses are run subject to minimum numbers enrolling.


What you'll learn

Unit 17285 - 4 credits: Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision

Unit 14425 - 5 credits: Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks for a commercial hospitality establishment

Total: 9 credits at Level 2

This two-day course runs from 9.00am until 3:30pm both days


What to bring with you

Please bring a highlighter pen, ballpoint pen and some paper. You also need to wear fully enclosed leather/pleather shoes – no heels – and wear pants or a skirt that goes below the knee. You will be working within a commercial environment and are required to comply with our health and safety and food safety requirements at all times. 


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