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.

  • Obtain Nationally recognized units of competency
  • Open to all – not just CLC students
  • Upskill with new friends from around the world and the local area

Note: Student visa holders are not eligible for this course


Experience Australian coffee culture first hand and gain a nationally recognised 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.

Visit our calendar to find the next course and contact our International Student Office for more information and to make a booking.

Note: SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety is a pre-requisite of SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee.

*these qualifications (SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol) are delivered by our partner organisation Cairns Business College RTO 0095

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.

Visit our calendar to find the next course and contact our International Student Office for more information and to make a booking.


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.


  • AUD $240
  •  2 days course and will be delivered on Thursdays and Fridays only.
  • The courses can be taken separately depending on your previously achieved units of competency and experience.


Starting dates 2019:

  • January 16 & 17
  • February 20 & 21
  • April 3 & 4
  • April 17 & 18
  • May 15 & 16
  • June 19 & 20
  • July 17 & 18
  • August 21 & 22
  • September 18 & 19
  • October 16 & 17
  • November 20 & 21
  • December 18 & 19

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


Want to study more extensively?

See also our English & Work Skills Program for a more in-depth course that also boosts your language skills. Ideal for international students eager to improve their English capabilities as well as their employability.

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