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Barista

Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and dining establishments.

Duties & Tasks
Baristas may perform the following tasks:
  • prepare and serve a variety of coffees such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
  • clean and maintain coffee-making areas and espresso machines
  • select and grind coffee beans
  • collect payment, operate cash registers and give change
  • assist in stock control
  • maintain workplace hygiene, and follow occupational health and safety procedures.
  • Working conditions
    Baristas work in venues that are often busy and noisy. They usually work shifts, including early mornings, weekends, evenings and public holidays. Uniforms may be supplied by employers. To serve alcohol you must be at least 18 years of age.
    Personal requirements
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • good memory
  • able to work quickly and efficiently
  • enjoy working with people
  • good personal presentation
  • confidence in handling money
  • able to stand for long periods.
  • Related courses
    ACT
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    QLD
    SA
    VIC
    WA
    TAS


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