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STAR Introduction to Barista

Level 2

If you love coffee and want to become a barista, learn how with the UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course, and study while still in school.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One week (Monday - Friday).
One day per week for five weeks (Friday).

Dates:
Palmerston North
08 Jul – 12 Jul 2024
18 Oct - 15 Nov 2024

Whanganui
30 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. Fees apply to participating schools.

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

The UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course will give you a core understanding of the requirements and tools used to make perfect coffee. These skills are widely sought after in the café industry.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in hospitality. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for Baristas, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

The UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course comprises 4 Credits.

 Learning Facilities

A training restaurant.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

The UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course is part of a suite of programmes offered by UCOL Te Pūkenga
to secondary learners seeking to explore their career options while still in school. 

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL Te Pūkenga STAR Introduction to Barista course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Costs
Fees-free for learners. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL Te Pūkenga a fee.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this course. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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