Brisbane • Melbourne • Sydney


1300 366 218

Master Barista - MkI & MkII - 5 hrs (Brisbane)

Master Barista is $199 and is 5 hours in duration.

This course results in a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment listing the units SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety.

Note Bonus: Includes Mandatory Hygiene Unit at no extra charge

It is a 5-hour barista experience that starts from the basics and culminates in two hours of non-stop coffee-making focusing on milk texturing and coffee art. We were the first people in the world to conduct coffee art courses so you will learn all the cutting-edge tricks using etching and freepouring techniques.

Master Barista can be completed in one day or split over separate days (3 hours one day, 2 hours on another). It is the ultimate power session taught by trained Cert IV professionals. Our teacher/student ratio is unrivalled in the training business. We have unlimited milk and coffee, do not recycle old milk and coffee and do not waste students' time getting them to watch copious videos during the course or stack dishwashers. We present using proper live demonstrations.

Master Barista encapsulates our Barista Basics course (see course outline above) plus an intense 2-hour coffee art experience that involves looking at etching, fudge art and free-pouring. We have developed this course in conjunction with representatives from the coffee industry as well as representatives from educational bodies such as TAFE. 

  • intensive and hands-on
  • jam-packed with information
  • an “experience”
  • a package integrating training and knowledge which culminates in a nationally recognised certificate
  • a package earning participants an accredited certificate that is part of SIT40313 Certificate IV in Hospitality 
  • a course conducted by some of the finest talent in the espresso industry today

What Master Barista is not:

  • a cruisy, froth-and-giggle course that merely scratches the surface on only the basics  (you will find plenty of CBD coffee school starter courses that specialise in that)

Other information:

Who the course will appeal to

This course is designed for the following people:

  • people who want a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment to help them get a job
  • people who love coffee and want to master all aspects of it
  • people who need more help texturing milk
  • people who want the most professional and comprehensive barista experience in Australia today

What you will get upon completion

Coffee Art and Presentation Techniques Certificate
The final two hours of the Master Barista course is all about coffee art. We were the first company in the world to offer a formal class on it. This certificate is attained on completion of Master Barista.
Etching Sheet
A colour ready-reference guide to some of our top etching designs is handed to students as they graduate.

Plus everything that you get with Barista Basics, ie:

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment
As well as essential skills, BARISTA BASICS™ will also provide you with a certificate bearing the unit of competency codes and names SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
Barista Basics Certificate
Barista Basics certificates have helped baristas around the world find employment. This is attained when you complete Barista Basics.

Written Coffee Menu
A written coffee menu listing the ingredients of all of the major coffee drinks will also be handed to students during the class.

Access to our job websites and ongoing education websites
David and Matthew Gee have created some of the hottest job and social networking sites in the world. Learn more about them and how to get access to them in the class.

One to Four Instructors

One to four instructors are present, depending on class size, at all courses to provide feedback to students and to oversee their operation of the espresso machine.

No “lining up” to wait for machines

We use 3 group and 2 group Italian espresso machines that have at least two groups steam wands and are designed for at least two operators. This means that everybody gets their own equipment to use and there is no sharing with anyone else in the class. Barista Basics therefore offers a level of practical experience that is unrivalled by any other coffee school.


We are in the heart of Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBDs:

Ground Floor, 10 Quay Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Level 3, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ground Floor Suite 4, (G-04) Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000.

Cancellation Policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for coffee  classes or decide at a later date after booking that that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

Students With Special Needs

Please discuss any health issues which may affect your training and assessment with the instructor prior to attending. Candidates with special needs are advised to email prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be contemplated.

Customer Feedback

In an effort to continually improve our services and use the most updated training methods, we encourage feedback.We will email a feedback form for you to fill out after your course is complete. Feedback is also welcome at or by calling us on 1300 366 218.

Access to Student Records

Students or past students may inspect their own files under supervision by arrangement with CBD College. If a student wishes to inspect his/her own file, they may apply in writing to CBD College for permission to do so, stating the reasons for the request. Information can only be supplied to the student, not another person, unless the student has given written permission which can be verified.


Our trainers are all effective communicators with qualifications as set down by the Australian Government as well as experienced baristas. Methods of training will include oral delivery, use of powerpoint presentations run on LCD screen TVs incorporating video footage, “live” practical demonstrations by trainers and one-on-one interaction by trainers with students using the espresso machine.


Students will be assessed by trainers with the relevant qualifications as set down by the Australian Government. This assessment will take the form of direct observation of practical tasks and written questioning which will take place through online learning which students must complete prior to attending class.

General Illness

Anyone with a fever or history of fever and acute respiratory infection (with at least one of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) should also defer enrolment until they are well.

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You must book the 3hr class below and then you will have the opportunity to book the 2hr Coffee Art Class.

Call us if the button does not work and we will book you over the phone.