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Kickstart to Hospitality
Course Code : SITHFAB005 | SITHFAB002 | SITXFSA001 Course Duration : 2 Days
Fees : Domestic Students AUD $240 International Students AUD $240

Kickstart your career in hospitality where you will be taught the basic skills from making perfect espresso coffees, to learning the rules of serving alcohol and food safety regulations for working in any café, bar & restaurant.



Barista Course

Experience Australian coffee culture first hand and gain a nationally recognized certificate with our Barista course.

Australians use more fresh beans per person than any other country in the world. No wonder baristas are so popular here! Boost your skill set and potential employability as you learn to prepare and present different types of coffee, practice operating an industrial espresso machine, and understand its basic maintenance. You will become familiar with a barista’s working environment and commonly used phrases.

Note: Food handling is a prerequisite for Barista course.

RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) Course

Most licensed venues in Australia require staff to complete a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training course* before commencing employment.

Learn about the regulations for alcohol service in Queensland in our one-day classroom based RSA Course. A must-do when you want to work in cafes, bars & restaurants.

Food Handling

A course designed to give an introductory level of competency in food handling to ensure food safety. It teaches the fundamental skills needed to perform the role of a food handler in the Australian food industry. This course is suitable for workers who handle food as a part of their position but will not be monitoring the overall state of food safety for an entire business.


Job and opportunities:

Job titles and roles vary across the various industry sectors. Possible titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Barista
  • Cafe worker
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Bartender



Entry requirements:

Food handling is a prerequisite for Barista course.

The courses can be taken separately depending on your previously achieved units of competency and experience.

Course start dates:

Starting dates 2018:

  • May 3 & 4
  • May 31 & June 1
  • July 26 & 27
  • August 23 & 24
  • September 20 & 21
  • October 18 & 19
  • November 15 & 16
  • December 13 & 14


Please note we are open to running additional courses depending on demand or for group bookings.


Cairns Business College
91-97 Mulgrave Road
Parramatta Park, Cairns QLD 4870

Study Mode:

Our programs are delivered face to face. We offer course materials and resources which you can access online to enhance your learning. These online resources are designed to enhance the outcomes of your face to face learning: they are not a substitute for face to face learning.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification.  This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.

Other Information:

Barista | RSA |Food Handling Course

2 days course will be delivered on Thursdays and Fridays only.

Assessment Procedures:

Food handling is a prerequisite for Barista course.

Subject List:
Unit Code Unit Description
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

++  Unit and course codes may change or be updated by ASQA