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Short Course Drysdale Espresso Essentials

Begin the journey to espresso coffee excellence with this introduction to great coffee skills. Gain the basic knowledge to understand what constitutes high quality espresso coffee, and the skills to start you on your path to becoming a professional barista.

Whether you wish to gain employment, provide your customers with a better coffee experience or simply indulge in the delight that the perfect coffee provides, this course lays a solid foundation for espresso coffee brilliance.

Participants will learn:

  • How to operate an espresso machine, including essential cleaning techniques.
  • About the grinding process.
  • The art of extracting perfect espresso.
  • Milk texturing techniques.
  • What beverages make up the coffee menu.

Participants will receive:

  • Comprehensive handouts
  • Laminated coffee menu instruction sheets
  • The opportunity to practice making espresso menu beverages
  • Skills and knowledge to progress to the next level of coffee training

Location, dates and times


Before commencing your enrolment over the phone:

For all phone enrolments – proof of identity (50 points)  must be provided before any enrolment can proceed – see the list below – e.g.

  • Birth Certificate (70 points),
  • Passport (70 points),
  • Driver’s Licence (40 points),
  • Centrelink Concession Card (40 points)
  • Financial Institution Card/s (40 points)
  • Medicare Card (20 points)

When attending a campus you must bring your proof of ID with you.

Please be aware that if you wish to continue into any further accredited study you will need a USI.
To create a USI, visit the Government USI website and follow the prompts.

Drysdale Campus, Hobart – Evening Sessions: 
 Wednesday – 3.30pm to 9.30pm

  • 2020 dates to be advised.

Drysdale Campus, Hobart – Day Sessions: Wednesday –  9am to 3pm

  • 2020 dates to be advised.

Launceston Campus – Drysdale
 – Evening Sessions – Tuesday & Wednesday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • 2020 dates to be advised.

Devonport Campus – Drysdale – Evening Sessions:
 Wednesday & Thursday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • 5 & 6 February 2020
  • 25 & 26 March 2020
  • 13 & 14 May 2020
  • 15 & 16 July 2020
  • 16 & 17 September 2020
  • 11 & 12 November 2020

Please Note: Courses will run subject to reaching minimum class numbers.
For bookings and further information call 1300 655 307 or email

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2020:  $250. A concession rate is not available for this course.
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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