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Looking to do an Accredited course?

From the 1st of January 2015, you need to have a USI!

CREMA COFFEE ACADEMY


Barista training at the Garage has always been our priority. We believe that you hold our reputation in your hands. The training is not only about getting you more business or getting you that job, but it is also an exercise in self-preservation for us. We have been training barista in Newcastle for over12 years and, in 2012, we decided to have our Level One course fully accredited to provide our clients with certified, high-quality barista training. Our coffee courses are all run at our Newcastle store.

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What makes us better?

Unlike a lot of barista courses, we provide you with a small classroom size of only 5 students and each student has their own group head and steam wand. The small class size and exclusive use of equipment mean that each student obtains individual attention and instruction from our certified trainer, so there is plenty of opportunities to make beverages many times over. We don't rush you through either - all students will have ample time to learn and understand everything. As we are also a local roaster, you will get to see how the roasting of coffee is carried out, giving students a greater overall understanding of coffee.


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Do you want to do the course but you don’t need the certificate?

Why not do our Espresso Essentials Course. It is run to the same standard as the Accredited training, the main difference is that you just don’t go through the certification process.


The Difference Between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training


Accredited Training is training which provides a person with a nationally recognised qualification on completion. It is sometimes referred to as Nationally Recognised Training and has been developed based on the National Training Package for the given industry or where a Training Package does not exist and a course has been accredited for national recognition.


What is the difference between an accredited (nationally recognised) course and a non-accredited course?

By undertaking a nationally recognised course, participants learn in accordance with nationally agreed industry standards. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a qualification (or statement of attainment if doing part of the course).

The qualification is recognised in every state of Australia (and New Zealand).

Participants are required to complete an assessment for all nationally recognised courses.

Non-accredited courses do not carry national recognition, however, they carry several advantages if gaining a qualification is not a key reason for the training. The course can be built around a client’s specific training needs and there is no assessment requirement.


Which class should I attend?

Are you looking to work in a café? Our 7hr fully accredited class is the one you want! This class will give you two nationally recognised certificates:

- SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

- SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

At the completion of this class, you will know how to make the 10 main beverages from the espresso menu and how to correctly use and clean down the equipment.

Are you wanting to make great coffee at home? Our 3hr Espresso Essentials class is the one you want! This class will show you how to drop the perfect shot every time, get your milk silky smooth and how to best clean and maintain your equipment.


Where are the classes held?

Our courses are all run at our Newcastle store.


Have you already completed the safe food handling training?

Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA101) is a pre-requisite for the Prepare and serve espresso coffee unit. If you have successfully completed this unit through other training at school or TAFE and can provide a copy of the original certificate or transcript please contact our trainer Jenine to discuss other training options to complete just the coffee unit with us.


What does “Accredited Training” mean?

Accredited Training is training which provides a person with a nationally recognised qualification on completion. It is sometimes referred to as Nationally Recognised Training and has been developed based on the National Training Package for the given industry or where a Training Package does not exist and a course has been accredited for national recognition.

What is the difference between an accredited (nationally recognised) course and a non-accredited course?

By undertaking a nationally recognised course, participants learn in accordance with nationally agreed industry standards. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a qualification (or statement of attainment if doing part of the course).

The qualification is recognised in every state of Australia (and New Zealand). Participants are required to complete an assessment for all nationally recognised courses.


Do I have to have a certificate to work in a cafe?

It is not a legal requirement to have a certificate to work as a barista but completing an Accredited Class gives you essential training and skills to make you Job ready.


Are your trainers qualified?

Our Barista Trainer has over 10 years of experience as a Barista/Café Manager and is a qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor.


Do you have an advanced class?

Our Level Two Barista Boot Camp is an advanced class, designed as a follow up to our Nationally Accredited Barista Class. This is a great class for people wanting to improve their professional Barista skills. Barista Boot Camp will refresh the skills you have already learnt and then show you techniques to quickly deliver multiple orders and improve your speed. This class also includes 30min Latte Art Techniques.


Is it a hands-on course?

Yes, all courses are extremely hands-on & we use commercial machines and grinders in all of our classes.


I’ve been working as a barista for years but I don’t have the piece of paper?

If you have the practical experience of working in a café preparing food and beverages but don’t have the Certificate we are able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning – (RPL) is an assessment process which makes use of evidence of a learner’s previous non – certificated achievements to demonstrate competence or achievement within a unit or qualification. Contact our trainer to arrange this assessment.


How many people will be in the class?

We keep our classes small with a maximum of 6 students.


Will I have my own machine?

Yes, each student has their own group head, steam arm and grinder to use during the class so there is no waiting and you have plenty of practice time on the machine.


Do you have gift certificates?

Yes, we offer gift certificates to all our classes.


Can I get a job by doing these courses?

You need skill and the right certificate to prove to café owners that you have been trained by properly accredited trainers. You get both of these with our courses.

Without a doubt, these days students will find employment a lot easier with a recognised qualification.


Special Needs

Please discuss any learning or health issues which may affect your training and assessment with the instructor prior to attending. Students with special needs are advised to contact us prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be made.