Café, Sales, & Barista Course

One of the Youth Education Centre’s most popular VET courses is the certificate II in Food Processing, delivered in partnership with the Independent Institute (IIFP). If you’ve been looking for a ‘barista course near me’, you’ve come to the right place. 

With the course, you will gain an understanding of the introduction to café, sales, and barista training skills. Completing this course also opens up pathways for future development, with a Certificate III in Food Processing, Certificate III in Baking, and a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery available upon completion.

Vocational Training With The YEC

At the YEC, we don’t just teach vocational skills. We also aim to imbue our values into each and every one of our students. The structure of the YEC is specially designed to ensure each student understands the values of respect, responsibility, and academic excellence. 

At the YEC, we’re a family. Students and teachers eat together at lunch and students are welcome in the staff room. As a result, the YEC is a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. We will stop at nothing to ensure that each student receives the support they need to excel in their vocational training.

The YEC doesn’t only help students take their first step to becoming a professional barista. We help students flourish and become the best versions of themselves. 

Get SACE Credits With This Course

Students enrolling in this course will be able to receive SACE credits for their work. Students can receive up to 85 credits (or 40% of your total SACE credits) for studying and completing the Certificate II in Food Processing.  

This makes the YEC’s food processing and barista training course a very practical decision. Not only do students learn practical skills that set them up for the future, they can also complete their SACE qualifications. 


Certificate II Food Processing Course length

The course is held in either Semester One or Two and takes place over approximately 16 weeks, with 2 weeks of vocational placement at the Flexicentre, Kilburn. 

The ‘coffee school’ course is flexible and easy to fit into a student’s schedule. The certificate II in Food Processing is held on Wednesdays between 9am and 3pm.

Are There Any Special Requirements?

This course isn’t open to just anyone. There are several requirements that students must complete before they’re eligible to complete the Certificate II in Food Processing. 

Before taking part in this course, students are required to complete 30 hours of vocational placement and invidious level learning assignments, which contribute to their overall qualification. 

This may be made up of school-based activities such as working in the school canteen, sausage sizzles, morning teas, catering and so on. 

In addition to prior experience, students must also have the necessary clothing. Students must also wear appropriate clothing, such as shoes and long pants to complete this course. 

How to enrol in the course?

The Youth Education Centre aims to make everything as streamlined as possible. As a result, it is simple to enrol in this course. 

The program is supported through the TGSS WorkReady by the Government of South Australia. 

That being said, there is a $110 material fee per student, including GST for TGS WorkReady eligible students. For more information and bookings, contact

Other Vocational Courses At the Youth Education Centre

The Youth Education Centre has a wide range of vocational courses available. If you’re interested in more than just a Certificate II in Food Processing, you can learn more about the range of VET courses available here.