Level 2 Barista Foundation

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. van Niekerk

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Hospitality is an advantage but not essential.

This course lays the foundation for the Level 3 Barista course. Students are introduced to the art of making espresso coffees and specialty drinks and how to safely operate the barista machine under supervision. There is a strong focus on customer service and front of house skills to prepare students for a diverse range of careers found in the hospitality and tourism sector. 

Health and safety practices forms and integral part of this course and will provide them with the confidence to apply for part-time work and prepare them for work in cafés and restaurants. 

Students will practice their customer service and front of house skills by serving in Kowhai Kai and at school functions and are able to be involved in competition work at this level.



Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 3 Hospitality - Barista, Level 3 Hospitality - Culinary

Career Pathways

Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Chef, Maitre d’Hotel, Bartender, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The full school uniform is required for practical lessons and must include covered toe school shoes. Hair nets will be provided and is mandatory to wear. Acrylic or false nails and nail polish will not be allowed at anytime.


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.